Strapping Young Lad

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Gene Hoglan Auctions Studio/Touring Drumkit for Charity

Gene Hoglan has performed with his Pearl Masters Custom set during Ozzfest, tours with Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, Unearth, and on Hoglan’s first DVD, The Atomic Clock. The set was also used to record Strapping Young Lad’s The New Black,…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2017

Thirteenth-Annual DrummerFest Taking Place October 19

Milwaukee music store Cascio Interstate Music, located at 13819 W. National Ave. in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin, will hold its thirteenth annual DrummerFest on Saturday, October 19, starting at 10 am and ending at 6 pm. This free…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2013

Gene Hoglan

Drummer Gene Hoglan didn’t have much downtime after guitarist Devin Townsend put Strapping Young Lad on hiatus in early 2007. Fairly quickly, Gene got a call from Brendon Small, creator of the animated series Metalocalypse, featuring the fictional death metal…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2008

Gene Hoglan: Furious Kick Drumming

In the midst of Strapping Young Lad's otherworldly barrage of guitars, screams, bass rumble, and samples, Gene Hoglan's kick drums blast through in furious, amazingly accurate 32nd-note flurries. Hoglan, thirty-seven, was in on the beginnings of the thrash metal movement,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004