Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) on June 12, 2010. You can now listen to the chat in three parts below.Gene Hoglan brings forth his long-awaited instructional DVD, "The Atomic Clock". Available on Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and on Reversed Records in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan's three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world's most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMER'S HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume. Offering two hours of pure metal drumming fury, Gene shells out his pounding arsenal to drummers and music fans intrigued to understand what makes "The Clock" tick. Featuring nine full songs from various projects (five from the mighty MECHANISM), plus different improvised solos, in addition to tons of tips and tricks from his personal cache. Watch the Gene fill the screen, sharing his knowledge and putting it to the test. The "The Atomic Clock" video trailer can be viewed below. Hoglan previously stated about "The Atomic Clock", "I am real proud of this thing. A whole lotta love and fun went into the making of it, and I'm real stoked to be bringing it to the public. Those who have seen it have seemed to really enjoy it, and like I've said all along, you don't even have to be a drummer to get a kick out of it, I swear. And to those who have purchased the 'special limited edition' that we've quietly had on sale for the past little bit, I thank you massively. And to those who intend on purchasing the 'real deal' itself, I thank you in advance as well. "'The Atomic Clock' is two hours of me showing you how I do what I do, without a whole ton of boring, stale rudiments to bog you down. I feature nine full songs (five from the mighty MECHANISM alone) from some of my projects, plus a few different improvised solos, and tons of tips and tricks from my arsenal to help anybody out there become a better drummer. And human being. No, wait a minute, that 'better human being' bit will come from my upcoming 'How to Kick Ass, Motherfucker, like an Ass-Kicking Motherfucker' line of motivational DVDs that are soon to come. Yeah...right. "But seriously, I am really pumped to launch this thing, I hope all who see it dig it." Hoglan was nominated in the "Best Drummer" category at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place on April 8 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The show was televised on VH1 Classic on May 22. Interview Part 1:
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