In a new post to his official Instagram account, world-renowned drummer Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan has quit thrash Legends Testament after 10 years as a recording and touring member of the band. No word yet from the band as to who will replace Gene. Testament heads out on the rescheduled tour dates for “The Bay Strikes Back” tour with Exodus and Death Angel this spring. Gene’s last album with Testament was 2020’s Titans’s of Creation, (Nuclear Blast) and you can read our review here.
Update: Testament has also shared a post wit hthe news, (see below) and the split is amicable.
It’s been a great ten years folks, and now it’s time for me to move on from the mighty Testament. It merely comes down to the fact that schedules can be challenging to align for in-demand dudes like yours truly.
I wish Chuck, Eric, Alex and Stevie D the absolute best of luck as they will continue to crush as always.
I’m moving into an exciting new chapter of my career and free agency, with all that it will entail.
I’ll freely admit, I’m psyched. And I’m greatly looking forward to all the new opportunities the coming months and years are looking to bring, and again I wish my friends and family in Testament and their crew a fantastic future and all the best in ‘22 and beyond.
Thank you gentlemen, for a great ride together.
From the band: