All-Star Old School Metal Unit, MOTOR SISTER Hits Billboard Chart

Motor Sister “Ride” debuts on Billboard Charts!
MOTOR SISTER‘s “Ride” has debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!

#12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums
#40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums
#27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums
#163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums (current)

Recently, the band’s brand new video for “A Hole” was debuted on Billboard.com. Watch the clip now HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

[Mother Superior] frontman Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament) to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.’

Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn’t played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000’s after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins’ backing band. “I definitely didn’t need any arm-twisting,” he says. “I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward.

The recordings from those two days are what became to be known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride. The first single from those sessions, “This Song Reminds Me of You,” is available for to stream, along with a featurette video on the formation of the band and the process behind the record, at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Ride was released March 10th in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album is available now at http://www.metalblade.com/motorsister.

In support of the project MOTOR SISTER played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, along with two special shows March 11th at The Whisky in Los Angeles and March 12th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

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Scott Ian, John Tempesta, Joey Vera Project Debut Video, Album Available Now

The day has finally arrived and the debut from MOTOR SISTER, Ride is out now on Metal Blade Records! The album can be ordered at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Coinciding with the album’s release the band is pleased to unveil their new video for the track “A Hole“.

Check out the video directed by Jack Bennett and an exclusive interview with Scott Ian HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves.

Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig.

I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

That album became known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride.

The video for “Fork in the Road” which provides a rare glimpse into the recording of this Mother Superior favorite by MOTOR SISTER can be viewed HERE.

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

GENE HOGLAN Extends DVD Pre-Order, More Tracks Announced (Hint: DEATH!)

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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to announce that due to the extended hard work his team is doing to make his upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock – The Clock Strikes Two, the best it can be, he is extending the pre-order period.

That’s right; pre-orders are now extended through December 1, 2013 — just in time for the holidays!

The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two is available for pre-sale with SEVEN awesome package options at http://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html (see below for details).

Gene adds, “I am very excited to say that in my upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock – The Clock Strikes Two, I will be including songs from none other than… DEATH. That’s right folks, I will be performing Overactive Imagination and The Philosopher. I hope you enjoy!”

This is adding to the already killer listing of tracks that Gene will perform on the DVD:

Testament – Rise Up

Meldrum – A Toast To Romance

Brendon Small’s Galaktikon – On My Way

Strapping Young Lad – Skeksis

Gene recently revealed a new teaser video the DVD, exclusively via Modern Drummer.

DVD PRE-ORDER DETAILS: 

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!

Email streetteam@reversedrecords.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. 

PRE ORDER PACKAGES:

(These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013)

*Prices do not include shipping

(Level 1) Symbolic: $30

Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class 

A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.

(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60

Fan Club Ranking: Specialist 

Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene.

(Level 3) Demonic: $100

Fan Club Ranking: Sergeant First Class 

Exclusive Fan Club T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 4) Shitstorm: $200

Fan Club Ranking: First Lieutenant 

Gene will call two of your friends (or enemies) and tell them you’re cool, even if you’re a jerk. You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumsticks, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 5) The Philosopher: $350

Fan Club Ranking: Captain 

Help influence what you’d like to see on the DVD… Give Gene your suggestions face-to-face in a 30-minute Skype chat. Ask him about techniques, his touring experiences, anything at all! You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 6) Lifer: $500

Fan Club Ranking: Lieutenant General 

Receive one of Gene’s very own cymbals, used on tour and on recordings with bands Testament, Dethklok, Death To All, signed and personally addressed to you. Includes exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 7) The Galaxy: $5,000 (limited spots)

Fan Club Ranking: 5 Star General 

Gene will fly to your hometown to hang out for the afternoon. Includes pictures with Gene and a one-hour one-on-one drum lesson, which will be filmed, and the highlights included in extra footage on all of Gene’s websites, with your name and picture appearing on his website. Also includes a signed copy of the DVD, personally addressed poster, exclusive T-shirt* and signature drumstick. (Please note this is limited to North America. Other countries please inquire)

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

GENE HOGLAN is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’sDark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, andDethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/

 

GENE HOGLAN Releases DVD Teaser

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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to unveil a brand new teaser for his upcoming DVDThe Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two.

The teaser is available for viewing now, exclusively via Modern Drummer – here!

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

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The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two is available for pre-sale NOW with SEVEN awesome package options (see below) athttp://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html.

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!

Email streetteam@reversedrecords.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.

PRE ORDER PACKAGES:

(These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013) *Prices do not include shipping

(Level 1) Symbolic: $30

Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class

A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.

(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60

Fan Club Ranking: Specialist

Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene.

(Level 3) Demonic: $100

Fan Club Ranking: Sergeant First Class

Exclusive Fan Club T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 4) Shitstorm: $200

Fan Club Ranking: First Lieutenant

Gene will call two of your friends (or enemies) and tell them you’re cool, even if you’re a jerk. You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumsticks, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 5) The Philosopher: $350

Fan Club Ranking: Captain

Help influence what you’d like to see on the DVD… Give Gene your suggestions face-to-face in a 30-minute Skype chat. Ask him about techniques, his touring experiences, anything at all! You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 6) Lifer: $500

Fan Club Ranking: Lieutenant General

Receive one of Gene’s very own cymbals, used on tour and on recordings with bands Testament, Dethklok, Death To All, signed and personally addressed to you. Includes exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 7) The Galaxy: $5000 (limited spots)

Fan Club Ranking: 5 Star General

Gene will fly to your hometown to hang out for the afternoon. Includes pictures with Gene and a one-hour one-on-one drum lesson, which will be filmed, and the highlights included in extra footage on all of Gene’s websites, with your name and picture appearing on his website. Also includes a signed copy of the DVD, personally addressed poster, exclusive T-shirt* and signature drumstick. (Please note this is limited to North America. Other countries please inquire)

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

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While you’re perusing the pre-order packages, open up another browser tab and try your luck at winning some exclusive GENE HOGLAN prizes from CraveOnline.com! In celebration of Gene’s clinic tour and new DVD, CraveOnline.com is giving away a signed drumhead, a copy of Gene’s first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”, and an official GENE HOGLAN t-shirt. Head here for details and to enter.

 

Also, check out a brand new interview with Gene, previewing his upcoming Whisky-A-Go-Go appearance and discussing his career, health, and technique with LAWeely.com here.

GENE HOGLAN is currently touring the U.S. on his clinic tour, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”.  Earlier this week, Gene released a video update regarding his clinic tour and his upcoming DVD. Watch the update here: http://youtu.be/aLLg6XRP8AU

Confirmed Appearances:

9/29 – San Diego, CA @ Royal Dive

9/30 – San Diego, CA @ School of Rock

10/1 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a Go-Go

10/3 – Walnut Creek, CA @ Red Room Live

10/4 – San Jose, CA @ Milano’s

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Drummer Fest – Part of Drummer Fest / FREE – 11:00AM

“THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Gene came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Gene will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

The Gene Hoglan Experience

GENE HOGLAN is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum IIITestament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, andDethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/

 

GENE HOGLAN, DON DOTY On DARK ANGEL Reunion Rumors

Recently, some rumors have been spreading across the web about an upcoming Dark Angel reunion. Drummer GENE HOGLAN and vocalist Don Doty have taken the time to make a statement addressing these rumors, which will hopefully put any confusion to rest.

Gene states,

“Howdy everybody. Now that I’m off the road for a few minutes, I’d like to address these Dark Angel rumors that are flying around. Yes, we have been talking about doing something next year, and although it looks like possibly some festivals could be in the works, right now it’s just speculation. Don Doty and myself have been in contact for the first time in many many years, and it’s been great to re-connect with my old friend. Fortunately, I’ve remained great buddies with all the DFA guys after all these years, and we do try to stay in contact with each other and see each other when we can, especially since we are all spread out over the Western US. We are indeed discussing the possibility of a reunion, and yes, the DFA guys are well aware of all of my other commitments, such as Testament, Dethklok and the like. So again, we are moving forward s-l-o-w-l-y, with hopes to getting Dark Angel’s wings off the ground for festival season in 2014.”

Dark Angel vocalist Don Doty adds,

“Members of Dark Angel are currently sitting down for talks for a reunion. This will be for the year 2014. All are excited. I was talking on a radio show recently and had said that all members would be attending, this statement may have been misunderstood. Myself, Gene, Mike, Eric and Jim are talking and when talks are complete a statement will be given. We will know more in the months to come. We will let you know as it unravels.”

Earlier this month, GENE HOGLAN announced the THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE, an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Hoglan is pleased to announce two additional dates being scheduled as part of this touring event. Fans can now witness THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE on October 17 in Coralville, IA at West Music Coralville, and on October 19 in New Berlin, WI at Cascio Interstate Music. These dates come in addition to Hoglan’s September 20 appearance at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB. See below for times and details and stay tuned for more dates coming soon.

GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Appearances:

9/20 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern – Part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference – 3:00PM

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville – Signing TBA – 6:00PM

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Cascio Interstate Music – Part of Drummer Fest / FREE – 11:00AM

GENE HOGLAN came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels. More information will be announced soon in regards to THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE.

Gene Hoglan is heralded and  is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer. Hoglan is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.

GENE HOGLAN Announces More Dates and Locations for “GENE EXPERIENCE”

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Earlier this month, GENE HOGLAN announced the “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”, an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Hoglan is pleased to announce two additional dates being scheduled as part of this touring event. Fans can now witness “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” on October 17 in Coralville, IA at West Music Coralville, and on October 19 in New Berlin, WI at Cascio Interstate Music. These dates come in addition to Hoglan’s September 20 appearance at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB. See below for times and details and stay tuned for more dates coming soon.

Confirmed GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Appearances:

9/20 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern – Part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference – 3:00PM

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville – Signing TBA – 6:00PM

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Cascio Interstate Music – Part of Drummer Fest/FREE – 11:00AM

GENE HOGLAN came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels. More information will be announced soon in regards to “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE.”

Check out a brand new video GENE HOGLAN recorded this week in Korea while on tour with Testament here: http://youtu.be/spgE0DBZAmc, and also take a look at a drum cam video taken at Finland’s Tuska Festival here. Also, take a look at a brand new t-shirt design release at Hoglan’s website, http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.

Gene Hoglan is heralded and  is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Hoglan is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major  lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.

THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Hits Calgary

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“THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is a phrase that you will undoubtedly be hearing often within the coming months. GENE HOGLAN is currently planning a series of these appearances to take place this fall, where he will tell stories and play some of your favorite songs from your favorite bands that he has performed with over the years. In summary, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and 30 year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers.

GENE HOGLAN came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

Meet GENE and have access to his exclusive merchandise and ask him anything you want!

The first appearance will take place as part of the Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference. This specific “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” appearance is being held on Saturday, September 20 at 3:00PM at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB (622 8 Ave SW). Admission to the clinic is included in the conference ticket. Further details at www.noctisvalkyries.com.

These showcases are being planned in celebration of GENE HOGLAN upcoming DVD, a documentary style film about the inner workings (personal and technical) of the master of metal drumming himself. This is Gene’s second DVD release, which will be released this fall.

More information will be announced soon in regards to “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” and the new DVD.

Hoglan is currently gearing up to head out on the road with Testament next month.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.