West Music Metal Drum Clinic and Show, Gene Hoglan

West Music Metal Drum Clinic and Show

GENE HOGLAN (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH) DRUM CLINIC & SHOW
FREE DRUM CLINIC WITH DETHKLOK AND STRAPPING YOUNG LAD DRUMMER GENE HOGLAN - FOLLOWED BY FREE METAL SHOW WITH DROIDS ATTACK, ASEETHE AND IN THE MOUTH OF RADNESS

On Thursday, October 17th at the Iowa City Yacht Club, legendary metal drummer Gene Hoglan will be presenting "The Gene Hoglan Experience" - a FREE drum clinic for rock and metal drummers in the Eastern Iowa area! Gene Hoglan (also known as "The Atomic Clock" and "The Human Drum Machine") is one of the greatest drummers in metal, and has served as the drummer for the Metalocalypse band Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Death, Unearth, Fear Factory, and a slew of other legendary brutal acts.
Presented by Pearl Drums and West Music, Gene's clinic will focus on his style, techniques, methods and tips, and focus on a wide range of material including past and present projects.

For this clinic, Gene will feature material from Death's classic album, "Individual Thought Patterns". After the hour-long clinic, there will be a Q&A session to ask the master anything you wish. THE CLINIC IS COMPLETELY FREE!

Stick around after the clinic for face-melting punishment from Madison's Droids Attack and Iowa City's own Aseethe and In the Mouth of Radness. This show will be a total rager.

DOORS: 7:00 pm

CLINIC: 8:00 pm

SHOW: 10:00 pm

Gene Hoglan

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It’s no small feat for a metal drummer to acquire the nickname The Atomic Clock. Then again, Gene Hoglan is no small drummer. First, he’s huge in stature (albeit rapidly shrinking, as his recent 160 lb. weight loss will attest) – a hulking beast able to split snare heads with a single stroke. Far more significantly, he’s a giant in his field, an innovator known for playing with precision, groove and flair, but who’s just as capable of manipulating the kit with grace and finesse, as well as power and might.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward called him, “The new John Bonham, the leading light of a new generation.” Rock and jazz legend Dennis Chambers also praised Hoglan for his creativity and eagerness to play outside of previously established parameters.

While Hoglan has always found playing to be its own reward, lately he has enjoyed some major mainstream metal success. He played drums on the latest Testament album, Dark Roots of Earth, which debuted at number 12 on the Billboard album chart and number nine worldwide. In addition, Hoglan co-wrote and played on the upcoming Dethklok album Dethalbum III, which is likely to also chart high, considering Dethalbum II, the creation of which Hoglan also played a major role, reached #15 on Billboard in 2009. That would make Hoglan the only player in the history of extreme drumming to have a Top 15 album, let alone two within a three month period.

Still, Hoglan is far too talented, ambitious and restless to tie himself down to just a couple of bands. He recently toured as the beat-master for Death For All, a tribute to death metal founders Death, which he played in from 1993 to 1995 and worked with Dethklok creator Brendon Small on his side band Galaktikon, And he has made himself available at a moments’ notice, filling in for Opeth on tour in 2005 six hours before the band took the stage, and for Dimmu Borgir for their Behind the Player instructional DVD a day before filming began. Hoglan’s not just a versatile atomic clock, he’s a clock with an everlasting battery; when Anthrax and Testament co-headlined in 2011, Hoglan sat behind the kit for Testament for the whole tour and filled in for Anthrax when their drummer Charlie Benante took time off for a family emergency. And throughout the year Hoglan performs in numerous underground projects as he conducts drum clinics across the world, demonstrating how to play in a variety of styles including jugular-gripping thrash, double bass-pounding death metal and blast beat-riddled black metal.

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West Music Metal Drum Clinic and Show, Gene Hoglan

Thursday, October 17 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Iowa City Yacht Club