Testament Finish Drums For New Album

Testament frontman Chuck Billy has issued the a brief statement about Gene Hoglan's process on recording drums for their long-awaited new album.

Testament Finish Drums For New Album
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According to Blabbermouth.net, San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans Testament last month entered the studio with British producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Machine Head) to begin pre-production on their new album for a late 2011 release. Due to a "serious injury", drummer Paul Bostaph is unable to take part in the new CD recordings but will rejoin Testament for future touring activities. Playing drums on the follow-up to 2008's "The Formation Of Damnation" is Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Dethklok), with Lamb Of God's Chris Adler set to make a special guest appearance on a couple of bonus tracks. Commented Testament frontman Chuck Billy: "Gene Hoglan completed his drum tracks last Friday, so now Greg Christian will start on the bass tracks." Guitarist Eric Peterson added, "[This is] gonna be the fastest and most-outta-control drum record we've done." Hoglan previously played drums on Testament's 1997 album, "Demonic", but didn't stick around long enough to do any touring with the band. Regarding the musical direction of the new Testament material, the band's vocalist, Chuck Billy, stated in a 2010 interview, "The new album will most likely be a culmination of 'The Gathering' [1999] and 'The Formation Of Damnation', but we're definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we've found a comfortable spot in our writing style." Back On Black, which specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide, will re-release Testament's first four albums - "The Legacy", "The New Order", "Practice What You Preach" and "Souls Of Black" - on June 27 on deluxe limited-edition180-gram vinyl:
  • "The Legacy" (originally released in 1987) (purple vinyl)
  • "The New Order" (originally released in 1988) (clear vinyl)
  • "Practice What You Preach" (originally released in 1989) (white vinyl)
  • "Souls Of Black" (originally released in 1990) (blue vinyl) For more information, go to this location.
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      coco-axeman
      guitgrinder wrote: This just in: Gene Hoglan finishes all drum tracks for the new Testament album. What makes this so impressive is that it reportedly took only 30 minutes, which is 29 minutes shorter than the album actually plays. Since this time, he has officially put in request for legal name change from his birth name "Gene Hoglan" to his long-running nickname "Atomic Clock." The request is currently under investigation from authorities, supposedly because it is suspicious that such a heavy-set man can move so fast he can actually manipulate time. Nuclear Blast lawyers are prepared to take this to court, claiming this falls under discrimation laws. More @ 10 on UG News!
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      coco-axeman
      Soundservant wrote: Gene Hoglan finishes all drum tracks for the new Testament album. What makes this so impressive is that it reportedly took only 30 minutes, which is 29 minutes shorter than the album actually plays. I hope his tracks weren't just duplicated using software. I'd be majorly disappoint if they were that lazy.
      Wow, you actually didn't get?
      Soundservant
      Gene Hoglan finishes all drum tracks for the new Testament album. What makes this so impressive is that it reportedly took only 30 minutes, which is 29 minutes shorter than the album actually plays.
      I hope his tracks weren't just duplicated using software. I'd be majorly disappoint if they were that lazy.
      guitgrinder
      This just in: Gene Hoglan finishes all drum tracks for the new Testament album. What makes this so impressive is that it reportedly took only 30 minutes, which is 29 minutes shorter than the album actually plays. Since this time, he has officially put in request for legal name change from his birth name "Gene Hoglan" to his long-running nickname "Atomic Clock." The request is currently under investigation from authorities, supposedly because it is suspicious that such a heavy-set man can move so fast he can actually manipulate time. Nuclear Blast lawyers are prepared to take this to court, claiming this falls under discrimation laws. More @ 10 on UG News!
      scawti
      It's hard for Testament to put out a bad album with Alex and Eric on guitar - and Greg is so under-rated on bass.
      anant.0097
      waiting for those bonus songs with the drumming god chris adler..... those songs might just be EPIC!!