February 20, 2024

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Metal drumming legend Gene Hoglan departs Testament by mutual consent

Gene Hoglan is one of metal’s most prolific drummers. Having drummed for everyone from Death, Death To All, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, and more he has become one of the genre’s go to guys when you need a drummer. After 13 total years though as the man behind in the kit in Testament, news has come that they have split on good terms, with Hoglan stepping away from the kit. The band will continue though with someone new and will still tour this spring with Exodus.



To all our Testament fans around the world,
First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament’s rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways. We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward!
Also rest assure that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon! We will see you all on tour very soon!
– Testament
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