SYLENCER Stream VAN HALEN Cover Featuring GENE HOGLAN, WEST OF HELL's Chris "The Heathen" Valagao

September 26, 2012, 5 years ago

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Legendary metal drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, TESTAMENT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH) and WEST OF HELL frontman Chris "The Heathen" Valagao (ZIMMERS HOLE, MECHANISM) are featured on a recently released cover of VAN HALEN's classic, 'Get Up'.

This tongue and cheek poke at the Van Halen classic, humorously re-named 'Get It Up' is part of SYLENCER's latest release , A Lethal Dose Of Truth. The track also features DETHKLOK mainman Brendon Small on lead guitar.

Listen to the track below:

Sylencer released their debut album, A Lethal Dose Of Truth, on September 4th. Based in Chicago, IL, the band's core lineup consists of Markus Johansson - vocals / lead guitar, Johnny Rox - bass guitar, Kevin Talley (DÅÅTH, SIX FEET UNDER) - drums, and features lead guitarist Larry Tarnowski (ICED EARTH).

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

'Day By Day'


'88 Reasons To Hate'

'Shock And Awe'

'Permanent Heartbreak'

'Dead To Your World'

'Scream At The Stars'

'Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God'

'The End Of The Nightmare'

'Rise And Die'



'Asche Zu Asche'

'Wired In The Blood'


'Get It Up'

What really sets A Lethal Dose Of Truth apart is the plethora of guest stars that appear on the album:

Michael Angelo Batio (MAB, NITRO) - lead guitar

Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS) – lead guitar

Metal Mike Chlasciak (ROB HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH) – lead guitar

Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH) – bass guitar

Roland Grapow (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) – lead guitar

The Heathen (ZIMMERS HOLE) – vocals

Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, Testament, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH) – drums

Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND, DEATH) – lead guitar

Christian Lasegue (JAG PANZER) – Lead Guitar


Sean Reinert (CYNIC, Death) – drums


Brendon Small (Dethklok) – lead guitar

Steve Smyth (FORBIDDEN, Testament, NEVERMORE) – lead guitar

Emil Werstler (DAATH, CHIMAIRA, LEVI/WERSTLER) – lead guitar

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