Testament has parted ways with drummer Gene Hoglan for the second time in their career. According to a statement from Testament, their upcoming touring schedule and Hoglan's schedule do not match up, and the split was amicable. Testament also mentions they have a replacement in mind.
"To all our Testament fans around the world,
"First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene's additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament's rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways.
"We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene Hoglan will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward! Also rest assured that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon!
"We will see you all on tour very soon!"
Hoglan originally drummed for Testament between 1996 and 1997, and then again from 2012 to present day. Testament is currently working on the follow-up to their 2020 album Titans Of Creation.