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ALL ELSE FAILS Announce Return of Drummer Ryan Biggs; New Music Video ‘A Most Unwanted Reprieve’

L-R – Barrett Klesko – Lead Vocals / Guitar | Seedy Mitchell – Bass/Backing Vocals | Ryan Biggs – Drums | Mike Sands – Guitar (Photo Credit – Fadeback Studios)

In a statement posted on their facebook page, All Else Fails have announced the return of drummer Ryan Biggs who was the band during 2010 along with being a touring member through 2011 and 2012.

“I won’t go into the boring details about whats been up the last couple of months, but the short version is that we are really excited to have Ryan Biggs back behind the drums for us! This seems like a suitable time to share this previously unreleased episode of Breaking Acclaim: “
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The band was scheduled to perform on Feb 1st at Studio Music Foundation in Edmonton w/ Enemyus, Dieuponaday but due to scheduling conflict are now unable to take the stage, but will be performing in Drumheller, AB on March 1st at  the Whiskey Lounge & Night Club w/ Maimed Wolf plus on April 26th at The Vat in Red Deer, AB with Ninjaspy .

AEF released their latest EP ‘Fucktropolis’ on Suicidal Bride Records this past summer, and recently released their latest music video ‘A Most Unwanted Reprieve’.

“This new video is different for us because it’s all live footage filmed during our set at Loud as Hell Metal Fest in Drumheller, AB last summer and obviously the fans played a big part in how it came out. We are also debuting our new VEVO channel with this one. We’d like to wish all our fans a Merry Fucking Christmas from All Else Fails!” comments All Else Fails vocalist / guitarist and video director Barrett Klesko.

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‘Fucktropolis‘ is All Else Fails‘ fourth release since 2007 and is the follow up to their 2012 release ‘The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been’ that received world wide praise from industry publications around the world along with their music video This Burden of Life added to rotation on Canada’s largest music channel Much Music, expanding their Canadian fan base dramatically.

Making their mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre and drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God. All Else Fails infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

Their high energy live show sets them apart from their peers and has garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening support slots for artists like Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

Upcoming Show Dates:

March 1, 2014 - Whiskey Lounge & Night Club – Drumheller, AB w/ Maimed Wolf – Show Details

April 26, 2014 – The Vat – Red Deer, AB – w/ Ninjaspy

Fucktropolis – Track Listing:

1. AntiMartyr

2. Better Left Undead [Free Download] [Youtube] [Music Video]

3. La Demencia Violenta

4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

‘Fucktropolis’ can be purchased on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and most online retailers.

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Montreal, QC – June 8, 2010

Legendary Extreme Metal Drummer GENE HOGLAN Releases “The Atomic Clock

Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan brings forth his long awaited instructional DVD “The Atomic Clock”. Available on Hoglan Industries in the US and on Reversed Records in Canada, Hoglan showcases his three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well known metal bands such as Devin Townsend, Dark Angel, Death, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Zimmer’s Hole and most recently Fear Factory along with many others on his resume.
Offering two hours of pure metal drumming fury, Gene shells out his pounding arsenal to drummers and music fans intrigued to understand what makes “The Clock” tick.

Featuring 9 full songs from various projects (5 from the mighty MECHANISM), plus different improvised solos, in addition to tons of tips and tricks from his personal cache. Watch the Gene fill the screen, sharing his knowledge and putting it to the test.

To View the “The Atomic Clock” Video Trailer  – please visit the following link:

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Gene Hoglan – The Atomic Clock – DVD (Instructional) 2010

“Hoglan has one of the most impressive resumes in heavy metal dating back to the early 1980′s including DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD.” – Sick Drummer Magazine

“Gene fucking Hoglan is being Gene fucking Hoglan on the drums.” –

“Gene is well known for his very impressive double kick drum rhythms, and his amazingly creative drum arrangements including the use of some unusual objects for percussive effect. His playing is highly technical, accurate, and extremely fast earning the nickname “The Atomic Clock”.”–

“This man has one of the heaviest sounding drum sounds of all time… some of the most intense piece of drumming I’ve ever heard. –

“The intensity of Hoglan’s drumming is buttressed by the constancy and accuracy of his ferocious double kick rhythms, executed to blistering tempos.” –

“Gene Hoglan’s kick drums blast through in furious, amazingly accurate 32nd-note flurries.” – Modern Drummer – (SYL Interview 2005)

“Known for his incredibly tight, rapid-fire playing, Hoglan remarkably always maintains a Zen-like composure behind his kit.” –

“Drummer extraordinaire!” –

“Drumming maestro” – Metal Hammer (UK)

“Mesmerizing skin work” –


Label:                                  – Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
– Reversed Records (Canada)

Distribution:                     – Gene Hoglan Industries (US)
– Reversed Records (Canada)
DVD Credits:
Directed by:                                           Marcus Rogers (Cinestir Films)
Edited by:                                                Marcus Rogers
Produced by:                                          Gene Hoglan
Executive Producer by:                        Byron Stroud
Recorded by:                                          Shaun Thingvold
Engineering & Editing by:                  Rob ‘Chicken’ Shallcross
Photographer Credit by:                      Gemini Visuals

At long last, legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok, plus a coffee break in just about every other metal band on the planet!) has released his very first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”! Hooray! Is it instructional? Who Knows? Is it educational? Who cares, it’s GEEEEEEEEENE, so it’s bound to be entertaining as hell!!!

On this disc, Hoglan will break down what makes ‘The Clock’ tick, his style, his philosophies, especially his quirks and cheats. Will he break down your favourite ‘Gene Patterns’? Hell no! Will he clog your brain with countless dull rudiments? No way! Will he blow your mind with 9 complete songs from his upcoming projects? Hell yes he will! You’ll see an-hour-and-a-half of wicked Gene-playing, plus the disc is chock full of ‘extras’! What other instructional discs have ‘EXTRAS’, we ask? None that we know of! That’s why this is no mere ‘instructional’ disc, it’s way more than that! Yippee!

Filmed in magnificent ‘Enormo-Vision’, the big man will fill the screen with knowledge put to the test from his 3 decades of drumming. Do you need to be a schooled drummer to appreciate it? What are ya, nuts? You don’t even have to be a DRUMMER to enjoy this DVD! All you need is two hours of couch time, armed with your sense of fun!

Quick Fact: Hoglan was nominated in the “Best Drummer” category at the second annual 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.