Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Real Reason Why GENE HOGLAN Left FEAR FACTORY! And No, It Is Not Because Of TESTAMENT!
As previously reported, Los Angeles based Industrial Metal machines FEAR FACTORY recorded their NEW album 'The Industrialist' (set to be released on June 5th via Candlelight Records) without a drummer, and they recently recruited drummer Mike Heller from MALGINANCY and SYSTEM DIVIDE for their tour with SHADOW'S FALL, THE BROWNING, THE DEVASTED, and LEGACY OF DISORDER!
So what happened with Gene Hoglan? While there have been speculations that Hoglan left FEAR FACTORY in order to join TESTAMENT, we were told be a very reliable source that the real reason behind Hoglan's departure is that Hoglan will be rejoining DETHKLOK on an upcoming tour (yet to be announced). So it really comes down to Hoglan going for the gig that offers him the biggest pay check. We personally don't blame him at all!
While Hoglan recorded drums on TESTAMENT's upcoming album 'The Dark Roots Of Earth' and has been touring with the band ever since last years tour with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL, no official confirmation has come from TESTAMENT's camp regarding Hoglan becoming the bands permanent drummer.
Last night, FEAR FACTORY's "riffmanufacturer" Dino Cazarez put away any rumors that Hoglan left the band in bad terms when he posted the following Twit:
"Hanging with Gene on the flight back from Chile"
FEAR FACTORY's 'The Industrialist' is set to be released on June 5th via Candlelight Records! The band’s first tour dates since 2011 have already kicked off! The band recently performed four shows in South America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Yesterday, they kicked off the "Noise In The Machine Tour" with Shadows Fall, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The remaining tour dates are:
- 5/02/2012: Trees – Dallas, TX
- 5/03/2012: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
- 5/05/2012: State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
- 5/06/2012: Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 5/07/2012: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
- 5/09/2012: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
- 5/10/2012: Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
- 5/11/2012: Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
- 5/12/2012: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
- 5/13/2012: Sonar – Baltimore, MD
- 5/15/2012: McGuffy's House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
- 5/16/2012: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
- 5/17/2012: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
- 5/20/2012: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
- 5/23/2012: Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)