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Connecticut atmospheric doom metal miscreants Sea of Bones are pleased to soil the masses with their latest slab of slow motion desolation in the form of “The Earth Wants Us Dead,” the band’s first offering in six years. Recorded with guitarist Tom Mucherino and longtime friend David Lutz at a secret underground location (aka Tom’s cellar) and mastered by Mell Dettmer (Earth, Kayo Dot, Thou), “The Earth Wants Us Dead” heaves forth a cataclysmic wall of soul-rumbling distortion. Elaborates the band, “This album is more than just music to us, it is a testament to our friendship and the chemistry we have with each other

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Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) made the first of a series of appearances under the “The Gene Hoglan Experience” banner last night (Saturday, September 21) at the Noctis 666 metal festival and conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Gene told stories and played some of the fans’ favorite songs from the fans’ favorite bands that he has performed with over the years.

Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below.

Acording to a press release, “The Gene Hoglan Experience” is “an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and 30-year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers.”

Hoglan came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

You get to meet Hoglan and have access to his exclusive merchandise from Gene himself.

You get to ask Hoglan anything you want!

As previously reported, Gene has set “The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” as the title of his upcoming DVD. The disc will feature “a lot of the stuff I have been doing at my clinics,” Gene told MediaMikes.com.

He added: “For this release, I was able to get the licenses for the songs I am playing. Everything from DEATH, TESTAMENT and MELDRUM are going to be on there. The new DVD has a lot of depth to it, and I have tried to improve on everything included.”

The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale now, with several awesome package options.

Hoglan takes a moment to explain the portions of the second “The Atomic Clock” DVD that are set in stone: “I’d like to take a moment to tell you guys about something I’m extremely excited about, my upcoming DVD. It is going to be roughly two hours of awesome footage of not only me behind the kit playing, but tons of interviews with some the greats that I’ve had the honor to play with over the last couple of years. Guys from TESTAMENT, DETHKLOK, ANTHRAX, and many others. There will also of course be a load of tips and insights from me to hopefully propel players of all calibers (and instruments, for that matter) up to the next level.

“Now, the most exciting part of the ‘songs that I play’ portion of the program, is that on the new DVD, I will be performing to the actual recorded tracks from some of your favorite bands that I have played for (or am currently playing). That’s pretty darned cool, if ya ask me!

“We at Hoglan Industries are eagerly looking forward to its release before the end of the year, and I will keep everybody regularly updated to its progress in the ensuing weeks.”

Hoglan is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s in-demand legendary drummer. Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two No. 1 records on the rock charts in 2012 with TESTAMENT‘s “Dark Roots Of Earth” and DETHKLOK‘s “Dethalbum III”.

Through a major lifestyle change, Hoglan has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

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Testament released this killer live performance clip of the band performing "Rise Up." The Dark Roots of Thrash CD/DVD comes out October 22nd on Nuclear Blast.

The post TESTAMENT Rise Up live from Dark Roots of Thrash DVD appeared first on Metal Injection.

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To mark the thirteenth anniversary of IMPALED‘s “The Dead Shall Dead Remain” debut, the group will release a re-recorded version of the album, entitled “The Dead Still Dead Remain”, on October 29 via Willowtip Records.

Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from “The Dead Shall Dead Remain” has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.

The stakes were raised as IMPALED sought to best the production of the original. “The Dead Still Dead Remain” features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with TESTAMENT. IMPALED and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted. “It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!” says guitarist Jason Kocol.

IMPALED assures fans that the music on “The Dead Still Dead Remain” is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says: “It was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!” Even the artwork, which the band insists has already been banned in “672 countries,” harkens back to their first release but is even more revolting.

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Alex Skolnick: thrash icons

Bargains. We shit ‘em. Testament legend Alex Skolnick comes to London with his jazz-influenced Alex Skolnick Trio project on Sunday September 29, and we’ve got an exclusive deal that means you can grab tickets for just a tenner!

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Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) has set “The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” as the title of his upcoming DVD. The disc will feature “a lot of the stuff I have been doing at my clinics,” Gene told MediaMikes.com.

He added: “For this release, I was able to get the licenses for the songs I am playing. Everything from DEATH, TESTAMENT and MELDRUM are going to be on there. The new DVD has a lot of depth to it, and I have tried to improve on everything included.”

The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale now, with several awesome package options. If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for “The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two”, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see.

Everyone knows an artist is nothing without their fans. After years of your faithful and much-appreciated support, Gene Hoglan wants give something back, so we are turning to you, his fans, for what you’d like to see next.

As Gene continues the process of creating a bigger and better sequel to his first DVD release, he’d like to hear from you. Email streetteam@reversedrecords.com and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages. There are seven “levels” or packages that fans can pre-order the DVD with.

Hoglan takes a moment to explain the portions of the second “The Atomic Clock” DVD that are set in stone: “I’d like to take a moment to tell you guys about something I’m extremely excited about, my upcoming DVD. It is going to be roughly two hours of awesome footage of not only me behind the kit playing, but tons of interviews with some the greats that I’ve had the honor to play with over the last couple of years. Guys from TESTAMENT, DETHKLOK, ANTHRAX, and many others. There will also of course be a load of tips and insights from me to hopefully propel players of all calibers (and instruments, for that matter) up to the next level.

“Now, the most exciting part of the ‘songs that I play’ portion of the program, is that on the new DVD, I will be performing to the actual recorded tracks from some of your favorite bands that I have played for (or am currently playing). That’s pretty darned cool, if ya ask me!

“We at Hoglan Industries are eagerly looking forward to its release before the end of the year, and I will keep everybody regularly updated to its progress in the ensuing weeks.”

Hoglan is planning a series of appearances under the “The Gene Hoglan Experience” banner, set to take place this fall, where he will tell stories and play some of your favorite songs from your favorite bands that he has performed with over the years.

Acording to a press release, “The Gene Hoglan Experience” is “an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and 30-year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers.”

Hoglan came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

You get to meet Hoglan and have access to his exclusive merchandise from Gene himself.

You get to ask Hoglan anything you want!

“The Gene Hoglan Experience” dates:

Sep. 21 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern (part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference) at 3:00 p.m.
Sep. 29 – San Diego, CA @ Royal Dive
Sep. 30 – San Diego, CA @ School Of Rock Clinic (all ages)
Oct. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 04 – San Jose, CA @ Milano’s
Oct. 17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville at 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 – New Berlin, WI @ Cascio Interstate Music (part of Drummer Fest) at 11:00 a.m. (free)

Hoglan is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s in-demand legendary drummer. Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two No. 1 records on the rock charts in 2012 with TESTAMENT‘s “Dark Roots Of Earth” and DETHKLOK‘s “Dethalbum III”.

Through a major lifestyle change, Hoglan has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

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Elliot Paisley of EQPTV recently asked KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza about the possibility of an expansion of the “Big Four” of thrash (METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX) that would also include KREATOR. You can watch what Mille has to say below.

In a recent interview with Radio.com, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was asked which band should be included if the “Big Four” (METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX) were expanded and considered the “Big Five”. Mustaine said: “You know, people will say there’s a whole another generation, like the ‘Medium Four’ [laughs], and I think there’s a lot of great bands that fit that bill, too. But I think probably EXODUS, because there was nobody else at the time that had that kind of pull or that kind of importance in the metal community. Granted, it was with [late EXODUS singer Paul] Baloff, and Baloff had a voice that you had to have an acquired taste for, but you know, I liked him.”

Speaking with Metal Asylum, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt was asked if he felt the “Big Four” should have been expanded and considered the “Big Seven”, including EXODUS, TESTAMENT and OVERKILL. “Well, I think it should be the ‘Big Five’ with EXODUS, because we were there at the start of thrash metal with METALLICA in the real early ’80s,” he said. “Same thing with MEGADETH because [Dave] Mustaine was a part of METALLICA‘s birth and he also created MEGADETH. And SLAYER are SLAYER. ANTHRAX are also great and old friends, but if you listen to those first few records, they have definitely changed. TESTAMENT has every right to be part of the thrash metal legends, but it just came down to timing because they came later. And OVERKILL have been their since the beginning also. But I don’t get hung up on that shit, because I know how it all started and I know where I was when the shit got created. We [EXODUS] certainly deserve to be part of the founding fathers, but you know who often gets excluded are the Germans — KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and SODOM. Everybody looks to America and forgets those guys. KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and SODOM all released records in the early ’80s.

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Earlier this month, legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) announced that there would be another “The Atomic Clock” DVD coming out, and he revealed the details of his clinic tour, “The Gene Hoglan Experience”.

The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale now, with several awesome package options. If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for his next “The Atomic Clock” DVD, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see.

Everyone knows an artist is nothing without their fans. After years of your faithful and much-appreciated support, Gene Hoglan wants give something back, so we are turning to you, his fans, for what you’d like to see next.

As Gene continues the process of creating a bigger and better sequel to his first DVD release, he’d like to hear from you. Email streetteam@reversedrecords.com and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages. There are seven “levels” or packages that fans can pre-order the DVD with.

Hoglan takes a moment to explain the portions of the second “The Atomic Clock” DVD that are set in stone: “I’d like to take a moment to tell you guys about something I’m extremely excited about, my upcoming DVD. It is going to be roughly two hours of awesome footage of not only me behind the kit playing, but tons of interviews with some the greats that I’ve had the honor to play with over the last couple of years. Guys from TESTAMENT, DETHKLOK, ANTHRAX, and many others. There will also of course be a load of tips and insights from me to hopefully propel players of all calibers (and instruments, for that matter) up to the next level.

“Now, the most exciting part of the ‘songs that I play’ portion of the program, is that on the new DVD, I will be performing to the actual recorded tracks from some of your favorite bands that I have played for (or am currently playing). That’s pretty darned cool, if ya ask me!

“We at Hoglan Industries are eagerly looking forward to its release before the end of the year, and I will keep everybody regularly updated to its progress in the ensuing weeks.”

Hoglan is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s in-demand legendary drummer. Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two No. 1 records on the rock charts in 2012 with TESTAMENT‘s “Dark Roots Of Earth” and DETHKLOK‘s “Dethalbum III”.

Through a major lifestyle change, Hoglan has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

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Philly’s Silly Billys

Tonight’s it’s officially Thrash Thursday on the Metal Hammer Magazine Show on TeamRock Radio! There’ll be interviews with Municipal Waste and Gama Bomb, tonight’s debut album comes from Montrose and we’ll be playing tunes from Testament, Sacred Reich, Death Angel and Nuclear Assault. Word of the day is mosh. That’s not really a surprise though.

Tune in from 9pm!

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