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Old 03-23-2007, 11:54 AM
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gene is one of my favorite drummers of all time.he has speed and power and major creativity.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:19 PM
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I love his work with Strapping Young Lad. I don't like his drumming with Death. He's very fast, powerful, tasteful, and has an excellent technique. I really don't understand why drummers like he stay (relatively) unknow.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:05 PM
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He's got a DVD coming out. Just so you know.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:19 PM
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I have been eating like a sumo wrestler lately trying to gain some weight.I think that the big Hoglan belly lends toward better balance or something.I saw him here in Tampa and he was playing with 10 lb wieghts on his ankles.He said he usually does it just at practice but he felt like wearing them that day.His dbl bass work was hella fast.Gene is a real monster.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:15 PM
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I love his work with Strapping Young Lad. I don't like his drumming with Death. He's very fast, powerful, tasteful, and has an excellent technique. I really don't understand why drummers like he stay (relatively) unknow.
Gene is NOT relatively unknown..
For drummers who want to know more about MEAN GENE do a search on
Dark Angel,Death (some of the most TECHNICAL METAL ever recorded)
SSL and anything with Devin townsend as devin has about 100 projects going..
you will find tons on this moster player...
I felt like a midget standing beside him..........
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:05 PM
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Gene is NOT relatively unknown..
For drummers who want to know more about MEAN GENE do a search on
Dark Angel,Death (some of the most TECHNICAL METAL ever recorded)
SSL and anything with Devin townsend as devin has about 100 projects going..
you will find tons on this moster player...
I felt like a midget standing beside him..........
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Wow! Tim Waterson :)!

What I meant is that Joey Jordison, for example, is more known than Gene, whether it's within the drummers community or in general public. Travis Barker also. Although, so far, Gene's work is more impressive than theirs (for me at least). He's just not in a commercial band that makes people talk about.

The number of replies on this thread is the proof (5 so far). Should anyone start a thread on Jordison, he'll get some 30 replies pretty quickly (well, maybe not :) ).

PS: Strapping Young Lad is probably my favourite metal band, so I know Gene's work and bio pretty well. I've listened to the Symbolic record by Death as well. Anyone should listen to Alien (by Strapping). Some of the most violent, psychedelic, abstract and complex metal record made. A perfect showcase of Gene's capacities!
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:48 AM
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Gene is sick. I loved his work on the Alien album but live he's even sicker! By the way, I still don't get how he can play like that with those enormous boots...
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:38 PM
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Wow! Tim Waterson :)!

What I meant is that Joey Jordison, for example, is more known than Gene, whether it's within the drummers community or in general public. Travis Barker also. Although, so far, Gene's work is more impressive than theirs (for me at least). He's just not in a commercial band that makes people talk about.

The number of replies on this thread is the proof (5 so far). Should anyone start a thread on Jordison, he'll get some 30 replies pretty quickly (well, maybe not :) ).

PS: Strapping Young Lad is probably my favourite metal band, so I know Gene's work and bio pretty well. I've listened to the Symbolic record by Death as well. Anyone should listen to Alien (by Strapping). Some of the most violent, psychedelic, abstract and complex metal record made. A perfect showcase of Gene's capacities!
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Joey and Travis play in commercially successfull RADIO bands so of course they are going to more known to the general poplulous....
Some of the best drummers are relatively unknown to the rest of the world
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:37 AM
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gene has had a few features in modern drummer which is a good thing.he is just one of the best drummers out there.im very much looking forward to his dvd!
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:41 PM
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The Symbolic album is a masterpiece in metal history. Long live Hoglan.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
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I find Gene's playing so good that its almost comical. I think that he is one of the most underrated metal players out there. People are constantly talking about Jason Bittner, Joey Jordison, and Chris Adler; all good drummers, but Gene is in a category by himself. I cannot wait for his DVD.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:18 PM
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Gene has been there from the beginning. He held Dave Lombardo's kick drum in place during the recording of "Chemical Warfare". Who would have known that that Dave's "Roadie" would turn out to be a monster in his own right?

Hoglan and Townsend rule!!!
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:25 AM
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Basically anyone who plays death metal is ripping off Gene to some extent. Even if they have never heard him, whoever they are influenced by will have. If they haven't then their influences definitely will have.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:03 PM
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Agree with the above statement, I remember being 17 and hearing Darkness Descends when it first came out in '86, that record blew me away, virtually nothing had come close to the impact that record had at the time for me, nothing that came before it came close to its brutality,unfortunately it was overshadowed in the media by Reign In Blood however for song complexity and structure if not production i feel that this record pipped Slayer's offering......just.... and it was all down to Gene's virtuoso performance, the guy was 17 and played better then than most metal drummers will ever play, the guy was and is raw talent, his type and certainly his style of playing is almost impossible to learn or teach for that matter......... a drumming legend.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:00 AM
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Gene is the man. His work with Death is incredibly technical and punishing. He does blazing double-bass while wearing shitkicking leather boots. Just an amazing drummer all-around!
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:53 AM
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I also believe he now plays with ankle weights on, this is just plain ridiculous as if we didn't already know he his superhuman....lol
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:36 AM
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Yeah, he leaves them on for some shows as well. What a legend.

Saw SYL at download last year, absolutely amazing... I reckon Gene should one-foot his blasts though.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:33 PM
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Gene, along with playing on the Dethklok (fictional cartoon metal band) CD that comes out tomorrow, will be part of a Dethklok touring lineup! Mike Keneally will also be filling one of the guitar slots.

I'm very excited to go see this if it comes anywhere near me. I've never seen Gene live before and it will be nice after seeing too many metal bands that can't deliver a live performance that comes close to what they recorded on CD.

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Old 09-24-2007, 05:35 PM
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Mike Keneally??? Wow, didn't see THAT one coming!
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:36 AM
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Gene is a great guy, great drummer and a inspiration for all metal drummers.
I lived in van (where hes from) and met him a few times at local metal shows. It would be like 40c in the club and he would be wearing boots and full leather with a leather trench coat. Thats dedicated!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:23 PM
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i just got the dethklok dethalbum (featuring gene on drums) gotta say great album, so brutal,when i first heard the songs on the show i thought they were ok, but gene really fleshed them out and made them amazing songs! great drummer
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:22 AM
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Does anyone know some updates on his dvd ?
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:29 AM
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i was wondering the same thing.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:14 AM
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anyone who loves genes playing should check out the new zimmers hole album titled"while you were shouting at the devil,we were in league with satan" its basically strapping young lad without devon townsend and a bit more comedy but still amazing drumming.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:05 PM
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Gene = piss your pants awesome.



Does anyone know what drum heads and cymbals he uses CURRENTLY?



Oh oh oh, WHAT PEDALS DOES HE USE???
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I know he uses emperor x's and eliminators but I don't know about cymbals.
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I know he uses emperor x's and eliminators but I don't know about cymbals.
I thought he used old camcos. I think I got that from the modern drummer article on him a few years ago. Do you know if he switched?
As far as cymbals, they're sabian. That old MD article showed his kit with 2 paragon rides, one on each side. I think he switched to power bell rides recently, he mentions them on a video on the sabian site. I don't remember his hats. I think he uses 2 18" aax stage crashes and 2 chinas (18" or 20"), one on each side, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:48 AM
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Strapping Young Lad's "Alien" CD is my only Gene Hoglan recording. It actually kind of scary.

I would guess he can nail those parts live. That's even scarier. He's a serious monster and a bada$$.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:35 AM
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I've been infatuated with his drumming since I bought the Dethalbum a couple months ago. He is tight, fast and powerful and he plays to the music like an artist and professional.

It took me a while to realize that I saw this guy in concert years ago when he played with Dark Angel. I saw them in LA - I think they were opening for Megadeth, if memory serves correctly. I was up against the stage with a swirling pit behind me and I remember staring at this HUGE dude at the drums. When I saw his picture recently I realized - THAT'S THE DUDE! He's like a bear on crack - with drumsticks.

Gene is a kickass metal drummer.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:15 AM
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Audio is not the best, but pay attention to the drumming (duh)
Dark Angel - Perish in Flames
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQUya...eature=related

"Track 1" !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tJbZLQ4Qy4&NR=1

"Track 2" !!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrncbsLBtOU&NR=1

Dethklok - AWAKEN!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:03 PM
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Does anyone have any news regarding his DVD? I remember him stating in the interview that it was all said and done, they just had to work out distribution.
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I am not particularly into death metal like SYL, but this guy is one of my favourite drummers. Instant favourite as soon as I heard some of his playing with SYL. So amazing, both technical and musical.
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Gene Hoglan is one of my favorite metal drummers, and ranks in my top 5 of all time. His work on Symbolic gets me everytime. The stuff that he does on the bells is rediculous, but it does end up getting sort of repetitive (sorry friend, that album is still a masterpeice). I heard him play first on some song by SYL and I couldn't believe his power and percision. I would die to see him in clinic (if you are reading this Gene, come to Raleigh, NC)! All in all, this man can deliver and it is even more impressive that he plays with ancle weights. Plus, he kind of mentored Dave Lombardo from what I have read and that gets me every time!

P.S- I can't belive he turned down the right to drum in Nile. That would be wicked!
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Hoglan is a beast.

Go back to his drumming on Dark Angel's 1986 "Darkness Descends"...wow, he is in Lombardo terrority there.

And compare Dark Angel's album before that (I think titled We Have Arrived) and compare that to when Hoglan manned the kit. Hoglan turned Dark Angel from a nothing thrash band into a band that could have rivaled Slayer had they kept that momentum.

Dark Angel couldn't keep a lineup together and were not NEAR as good as Slayer live, then again few are.
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So I guess no one knows about his DVD yet?
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You will enjoy reading this:

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Cool stuff. Got a video of him with Dark Angel doing Combats Ultimate Revenge II...Death with Chuck Sculdiner (RIP Chuck) was also on that bill. Gene was freaking amazing. And if I ever see him I'll say nothing but good things about him, because he's one big dude. :)
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Default Gene Hoglan: The Atomic Clock

One of the most prolific drummers in all of metal, this guy's played for bands such as:
  • Death
  • Dark Angel
  • Slayer
  • Dethklok
  • Strapping Young Lad
  • Testament
  • Fear Factory
  • Old Man's Child
  • Devin Townsend
  • Opeth
  • Unearth

Just to name a few. And he's got him a DVD! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSGkxNpP8aU

Where's the love for the Atomic Clock?
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Thanks for the heads-up! Gene's been an inspiration of mine for many years - since his days in Dark Angel and then Death.
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He was fantastic in my eyes, until I saw his clinic. He said that he spent more time playing guitar these days than drums, gave all the metal kids watching a warm up exercise that basically just stretched his fingers and made a whole heap of mistakes playing. I asked him to break down a few fills and he couldn't answer the question at all.

It could have just been an off day, but I nearly walked out on it.

Funny guy though!
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