hoglanLegendary extreme-metal drummer Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK) and RealLesson.com have joined forces to offer a rare chance for fans and musicians to receive live, interactive lessons online. According to a posting on the site, “RealLesson.com is your outlet for taking live, interactive lessons online or in person. During the site’s pre-launch phase, we are having great success in attracting and securing a wide variety of teachers! There is no limit to the style/genre of the teacher, so you will have no shortage of qualified teachers to learn from. We will not only be providing lessons with musicians, but also sound engineers, tour managers, lighting/stage professionals and other relative categories of instruction.”

Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available on Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and on Reversed Records in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMER’S HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume.

Mitch Gallagher of The Sweetwater Minute conducted an interview with Hoglan on October 24 at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 22-minute clip, which can be seen below, also includes footage of Hoglan’s clinic at Sweetwater.