One of the most acclaimed and sought-after musicians in the entire metal genre, Gene Hoglan has built a career around his creativity, power, and precision behind the drumkit. For more than three decades, Hoglan has set a remarkable standard for performance that has earned him the nickname "The Atomic Clock."
Hoglan's work with Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, and Opeth have brought the drummer into legendary status. His rhythm prowess and intricate arrangements set a unique benchmark within metal. Particularly notable is his use of Blast Beats and his extensive and extraordinary use of the double-bass. With this debut collection of rhythm-on-canvas, Hoglan moves from drumkit to canvas, bringing his performance style into the fine art realm with an explosive and powerful collection of artwork.
The fine art debut collection of Gene Hoglan has been underway for more than a year. Working with drumsticks that light, much like a painter would use oils, Hoglan constructed the visuals in the collection through an extensive process with the objective of showcasing his individual rhythmic style onto canvas. Working with art team SceneFour in Los Angeles, the process of creation begins with open shutter photography, allowing Hoglan to build the visuals through short incriments of drum performance. The result is a collection that aesthetically embodies the drummer's rhythmic approach within 12 unique pieces of art. All pieces within the collection are available in highly limited editions, with each work numbered and individually signed by Gene Hoglan.
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Eugene Victor Hoglan II (born August 31, 1967) is an American drummer, acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of abstract devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms. His highly technical playing is extremely accurate at very high and challenging tempos, earning him the nicknames "The Atomic Clock" and "Human Drum Machine".
He is best known for his work with Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, Dethklok and Testament. Hoglan completed work on Dethklok's fourth album The Doomstar Requiem, which was released in October 2013. He released the highly successful Gene Hoglan: The Atomic Clock DVD, and rejoined Testament to record the drum tracks for their tenth album, Dark Roots of Earth, released in July 2012.
Hoglan was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine November 2010. He also won Terrorizer magazine's Reader's Poll for Best Drummer 2010, and Modern Drummer magazine nominated Hoglan for Best Metal Drummer, and Best Recorded Performance (for Dethklok's Dethalbum II) on their 2011 ballot. He was nominated for Best Drummer in Revolver magazine's 2010 Reader's Poll.