Drummer Gene Hoglan (ZIMMERS HOLE, MELDRUM, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) has checked in with the following update:
"Hi everybody, Happy New Year. It's been a while since I've scribbled anything, but frankly, I just haven't felt all that witty over the past few months. I do like these things to be reasonably entertaining, and I just haven't been feeling it in the written form of late. On that same token, I have been neglecting quite a lot of the news that has been happening around here, which is why I'd like to at least fire off a quick blurb, to catch-up those who are interested in what's going on with me currently.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all those who've expressed their well-wishes at the passing of Michelle, and also, of my Mom. I won't go too much into detail here about what's up with the MELDRUM stuff, 'cause that's quite a chronicle of its own which I will get to in the coming weeks, but the album is turning out really amazing. We're shopping it to labels at the moment, and I can see it's going to be an uphill battle to find it a home, but I know it will end up in the best hands possible, even if it is back in our own.
As for my Mom, I've just kept that one real quiet, I just haven't felt like talking about that at all. But myself and my family thank all who have reached out. Even though it's a real short list.
Last year had it's great moments too, don't get me wrong. Tracking the MELDRUM album, my time spent with FORBIDDEN, the DETHKLOK tour (btw, I just finished my tracks for the new DK, and let me tell ya, I'm super-psyched!), the PITCH BLACK FORECAST release, the FATTOOTH and MR. PLOW albums, the Australian clinic tour, whatever ZIMMERS HOLE stuff we got to do, etc. I know I'm forgetting tons. Oh, my new Reference Kit from Pearl!