Gene Hoglan to play with Forbidden Drummer steps in for Mark Hernandez for two festival shows Gene Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Dethklok, among others) will be covering drum duties for Forbidden drummer Mark Hernandez at the band’s headlining appearances at Inferno Fest in Norway tonight and at Metropole Ruhr Fest in Germany this Saturday. States Mark Hernandez:

"It is with true disappointment I inform the fans and friends of Forbidden that I will be unable to play both of the headlining festivals this coming weekend. I have a personal family obligation I must attend to."

Gene Hoglan says he is real excited to be heading over to Europe with Forbidden. Adds the drummer:

"We've been great friends for eons, and Craig [Locicero, guitarist] has been my absolute brother since we toured in Death together way back when. Not to mention that I'm a seriously diehard fan of theirs. For me, each one of their records was better than the last, and that's really saying something. (...) I'm also real proud to be attempting Mark Hernandez's killer parts off their roaringly brilliant 'Omega Wave'. Savage drumming on their latest, indeed."

Forbidden's "first proper North American tour in 16 years" launches on June 9th in Hollywood in support of their 2010 reunion album 'Omega Wave'.

Ticket prices will be between $10 - $15 in every tour market. Support will come from Revocation from Boston, Massachusetts, White Wizzard from Los Angeles, and Havok from Denver, Colorado. Tour dates can be viewed on their facebook page.

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