San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have tapped Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK) to sit behind the kit for their upcoming tour with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL.

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jan. 23 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Jan. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Jan. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
Jan. 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Jan. 28 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
Jan. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
Jan. 30 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Feb. 02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Feb. 03 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
Feb. 04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Feb. 06 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Feb. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Feb. 08 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Feb. 10 – Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s Fuel Room
Feb. 11 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
Feb. 13 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (SLC)
Feb. 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Feb. 18 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 19 – San Jose, CA @ The Avalon

TESTAMENT‘s new album, “The Dark Roots Of Earth”, is tentatively due in late April/early May 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. Due to a “serious injury,” TESTAMENT drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to take part in the recording sessions for the CD and was replaced by Hoglan. Bostaph has since announced his departure from the group.

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler plays on one track on “The Dark Roots Of Earth”, which was helmed by veteran British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY).

Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available on Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and on Reversed Records in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan‘s 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.