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Gene Hoglan Releases ‘The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two’ DVD

The DVD features Hoglan breaking down some of his favorite beats, telling stories and playing along with tracks from his most legendary projects.

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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.

Featured Tracks:
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.

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Kirk Hammett’s KHDK Electronics Introduces ‘Ghoul Jr’ Overdrive

Inspired by their celebrated Ghoul Screamer, Ghoul Jr is the tone lab’s first mini pedal: small, but lethal.

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In celebration of co-founder/guitar legend Kirk Hammett’s recent birthday (November 18), KHDK Electronics has unveiled the latest addition in their lineup of award-winning pedals. Inspired by their celebrated Ghoul Screamer, Ghoul Jr is the tone lab’s first mini pedal: small, but lethal. “Evil things come in small packages,” commented Hammett of Ghoul Jr.

Ghoul Jr is a hyper-powerful overdrive circuit coiled inside a micro-sized box, delivering massive overdrive with a bonus dose of gain that, incredibly, goes past 11. The glittering purple enclosure boasts a ghoulish face created by San Francisco tattoo artist Tim Lehi.

To purchase Ghoul Jr, please visit khdkelectronics.com.

The micro pedal offers a wide range of colors from fuzzy vintage treble boost to creamy, liquid tone. A brand new full-on mode brings an even more powerful cut-through sound, ensuring the Ghoul Jr never gets lost in the mix. “Flick the Style switch down and wreak havoc,” advises Hammett. The mini pedal is bets used as a guitarist’s main overdrive, for boosting an already overridden amp or to bring out the best of its neighbors on a pedalboard.

Ghoul Jr’s release also marks the second anniversary of the launch of KHDK Electronics, founded by legendary Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and industry vet David Karon. Working with world-renowned musicians to develop their products, KHDK stands for an exclusive lifestyle brand which caters to artists who are not afraid to push the envelope. Their goal is to create unique tones “for gearheads, by gearheads” from conception to prototype. Each pedal is crafted by head engineer Antonin Salva and manufactured in a family-run facility in Paducah, Kentucky.

Ghoul Jr joins the existing KHDK lineup of six award-winning pedals, which includes two signature Kirk Hammett overdrives, Ghoul Screamer and Dark Blood, as well as a fuzz pedal Scuzz Box, a bass overdrive Abyss, No. 1 overdrive and No. 2 clean boost.

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Gets New Epiphone Signature Guitar

The new limited-edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit has a Mahogany body in an Ebony gloss finish with a thin-C profile neck.

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Epiphone proudly presents the new limited-edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit, the premier signature guitar from Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. Faulkner’s Flying-V includes EMGTM active pickups, a Floyd Rose Tremolo and bridge with R2 Locking Nut, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a custom Thin-C neck profile, and a custom designed gig bag.

“Right out of the box, the quality of the guitar was mind blowing,” said Faulkner. “I used it all over the new Judas Priest record. I’m taking it out on the road next year. It’s an honor to be part of the heritage.”

When Faulkner joined Judas Priest in 2011, his incredible speed, finesse, and energy rejuvenated the pioneering English metal band and helped to introduce Judas Priest to a new generation of fans. Now, as Judas Priest approaches its 50th anniversary, Epiphone welcomes Faulkner to Epiphone’s distinguished family of signature artists.

The new limited-edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit is a classic Flying-V with a Mahogany body in an Ebony gloss finish with a thin-C profile neck modeled after Richie’s favorite vintage Flying-V. It’s powered by the classic combo of an EMG-66 (active) humbucker in the neck position and an EMG-57 humbucker (active) in the lead position, both with a Smooth Black Nickel finish. Faulkner’s Flying V also comes with a Floyd Rose Tremolo 1000-Series bridge and Floyd Rose “R2” locking nut for incredibly precise tuning and sustain, a hallmark of Faulkner’s style.

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Steve Vai Guests On ‘My Favorite Riff With Nikki Sixx’

Sixx sits down with some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players to talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs.

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Legendary shredder and melter of faces, Steve Vai, talks about the mentoring he received from Frank Zappa, his favorite Led Zeppelin songs and more on this episode of “My Favorite Riff.”

In “My Favorite Riff With Nikki Sixx,” Sixx sits down with some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players, along with future stars, to talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs. Think of it as “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” but with rock stars.

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Andrew W.K. Unveils New ESP Custom Taco Guitar

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Party God Andrew W.K. is proud to unveil his brand new Taco Guitar, in celebration of National Taco Day. Like the Pizza Guitar before it, the Taco Guitar was custom made by ESP Guitars, and was born from Andrew’s ongoing quest to create the partiest things in the world.

“I started pondering, what’s another food that’s as party as pizza? When it comes to edible celebration, tacos are partier than almost anything else. Pizza and tacos are among the partiest foods on the planet, and I realized that since I had paid musical tribute to pizza, I now had to pay musical tribute to tacos. I was destined to make a taco shaped guitar – it was inevitable,” declared Andrew. “This is proof that if you have the vision, no matter how outlandish or unruly, the team at ESP Guitars can turn that vision into reality. And they do it using the highest quality materials – the highest quality craftsmanship. ESP has absolutely mind blowing attention to detail and they put playability at the top of their instrument’s many attributes. There’s no compromise when it comes to the integrity of this instrument, and there’s no softness when it comes to the hardness of my party.”

Hand painted by Andrew himself, the guitar features a ground beef taco on the front side (topped with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped lettuce, and jumbo diced tomatoes), and a dazzling turquoise eye emblazoned on the back. Watch a video from ESP on the making of the Taco Guitar here.

With a new studio album set for release on March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide, Andrew W.K. is currently in the middle of his first full-band concert outing in five years, “The Party Never Dies Tour,” which continues tonight in Dallas, Texas. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Andrew W.K. Tour Dates
North America
Oct 04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct 05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 07 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Oct 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Oct 09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
Oct 12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Oct 14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 17 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 19 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
Oct 20 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 21 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
Oct 23 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West – (RESCHEDULED from 9/14, all tickets honored)

Mexico
Nov 18 – Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital

UK (MOVED FROM NOVEMBER – All tickets honored or available for refund)
Apr 13 – Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
Apr 14 – London, UK – Kentish Town Forum
Apr 15 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Apr 18 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Apr 19 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Apr 20 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
Apr 21 – Glasgow, SCO – Garage

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Papa Roach’s Jerry Horton Teaches You ‘Last Resort’

Horton stopped by Rock Antenne in Munich, Germany and recorded a “School Of Rock” video in which he teaches you how to play the band’s classic song on guitar.

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Jerry Horton stopped by Rock Antenne before Papa Roach’s concert in Munich, Germany and recorded a “School Of Rock” video in which he teaches you how to play the band’s classic song “Last Resort” on guitar.

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