A teaser for "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two", the forthcoming DVD from legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK), can be seen below.
In a recent interview with Metal Assault, Gene stated about what fans can expect to see on the forthcoming disc: "Well, I managed to get licenses to a lot of songs that I've played. We put together a small track listing of me playing along to the actual recorded versions of a lot of people's favorite tunes.
"On the next one, I'm getting even more licenses, but on this one I've included a bunch of bands that I've played for and still playing for. That's the notable difference.
"On the first "The Atomic Clock", I didn't get any licenses so I merely played to the bandMECHANISM, which at the time was my main focus. I even played two instrumental tracks ofMECHANISM as opposed to playing the whole song. This time I'm not playing instrumental tracks except for one from one of my more popular bands, but I've got all the basic instrumental backing tracks and I'm playing along to those as opposed to having all the vocals, samples and everything else on it. For the most part, that's a major difference and that's really exciting, seeing myself play to actual recorded tracks to some of these cool bands.
"It's in the stages of editing right now. It's coming along great; it looks better than the last one and way more pro. It's an improved version of the last one. I'm still pretty light-hearted in it and I don't take myself real seriously. It's got a lot of footage that the last one didn't have. So I'm sure people checking it out will see that it's definitely a departure from the first one. That was done on a shoe-string budget, pretty much all by myself, but for this one I've got a team of experts helping me with it."
Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:
* TESTAMENT - "Rise Up"
* MELDRUM - "A Toast To Romance"
* GALAKTIKON - "On My Way"
* STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Skeksis"
The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale now, with several awesome package options.
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 email@example.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.