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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

On The Beat with Gene Hoglan: Talks Recording, Tracking, and Gear

Greetings everyone, it’s your buddy Gene here. The fine folks at Modern Drummer have graciously allowed me to write a few words (even though, as many of you already know, the terms “Gene” and “a few words” rarely go together)…

Modern Drummer
Nov 16, 2017

Gene Hoglan To Release New DVD

by David Ciauro Thirty years into a career of trailblazing thrash drumming, Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan shows no signs of slowing down. Between touring and/or recording with Testament, Dethklok, and Meldrum, conducting drum clinics, and filming an instructional video,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2013

The Gene Hoglan Experience: An Intimate Gathering for Metal Fans

The Gene Hoglan Experience is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and thirty-year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Gene Hoglan is currently planning a series of these appearances to take place…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2013

Michael Vafiotis of 4ARM

Hey there, MD readers, my name is Michael Vafiotis, or, as I’m better known, “Juice.” I currently play drums for the metal band 4ARM. Over the last year I’ve spent most of my time recording and preparing for the release…

Modern Drummer
Feb 24, 2012

John Tempesta: Heavy With Testament, Zombie, And Beyond

John Tempesta has worked his way to the top of heavy metal drumming, but his first inspirations and influences to pursue the instrument came via Ringo Starr in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Davis supporting David…

Modern Drummer
Oct 26, 2010

The Greats: Paul Bostaph

Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Systematic, Forbidden: Over the past couple of decades, drummer Paul Bostaph’s résumé reads like a “wish list” of heavy rock, metal, and thrash acts. But it’s really no surprise that this Bay Area–based one-man demolition crew has…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 2010

Testament's Paul Bostaph: Metal Risk Taker

by Waleed Rashidi “The demand on modern metal drumming is such that you have to be able to play a lot more syncopated patterns with your feet. I can’t approach double bass the way I used to.” Slayer, Testament, Exodus,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2008