Today marks the long-awaited release of Gene Hoglan’s second DVD, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two, which features the Clock himself breaking down some of his favorite beats, telling stories and playing along with tracks from several of his most legendary projects, including Strapping Young Lad, Testament and Death. Fans can order physical and digital copies here in Canada and here in North America/elsewhere worldwide.
In celebration of today’s release, Hoglan is giving fans a sneak peek at some interviews cut from the DVD, featuring heavy metal legends Scott Ian and Frank Bello of Anthrax. The duo reflects on Hoglan’s drumming legacy and time playing double duty with Testament and Anthrax in 2012.
Right now, fans can also watch a previously released clip from the DVD – a playthrough of Strapping Young Lad’s “Skeksis” from their Billboard-charting 2005 release, Alien.
Filmed in high definition on a dozen cameras with studio-mastered audio, The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two offers a chance to see Gene Hoglan play like never before. Though certainly inspirational for any level of musician, this DVD is not only for drummers. Gene’s easygoing, approachable attitude is readily apparent as he happily tells the viewer stories from his career, chatting as if with old friends about days in the studio or on the road.
An impressive roster of high-caliber musicians also weigh in over the course of the feature, offering stories about Gene and their experiences working with him. Interviews include the aforementioned clips of Scott Ian and Frank Bello of Anthrax, 3 Inches of Blood/Revocation’s Ash Pearson, Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall, Chuck Billy, Alex Skolnick, and Eric Peterson of Testament, and more.
Testament: “Rise Up,” “Native Blood”
Galaktikon: “On My Way”
Meldrum: “Walking Point,” “A Toast To Romance”
Strapping Young Lad: “Skeksis”
Death: “Overactive Imagination,” and “The Philosopher”
The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two provides a glimpse into the philosophies, techniques, and history of one of metal’s most influential musicians of all time.
The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two was recorded At The Warehouse Studios Vancouver, Canada. The DVD was edited by Leon Melas and directed by Rob Shallcross and Leon Melas, with co-direction from Gene Hoglan. All audio was produced, engineered and mixed by Rob Shallcross with audio mastering from Greg Reely.