Genghis Tron's Hamilton Gordon wants to put a spell on you with the experimental metallers' new album, Dream Weapon

Genghis Tron
(Image credit: Alisha Fillip)

When experimental metal band Genghis Tron decided to take a break after spending 18 months on the road promoting their last full-length studio album, Board Up the House, they never imagined it would be another decade before guitarist Hamilton Jordan and keyboardist Michael Sochynsky would start working on new music together again. 

Over the years the two musicians exchanged musical ideas over the internet, but their priorities were elsewhere. Both had gone to law school and joined firms, and Jordan moved first to California, then Detroit, leaving them little time to consider the future of Genghis Tron.

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Jon Wiederhorn

Jon is an author, journalist, and podcaster who recently wrote and hosted the first 12-episode season of the acclaimed Backstaged: The Devil in Metal, an exclusive from Diversion Podcasts/iHeart. He is also the primary author of the popular Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and the sole author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends. In addition, he co-wrote I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax (with Scott Ian), Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen (with Al Jourgensen), and My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory (with Roger Miret). Wiederhorn has worked on staff as an associate editor for Rolling Stone, Executive Editor of Guitar Magazine, and senior writer for MTV News. His work has also appeared in Spin, Entertainment Weekly,, Revolver, Inked, and other publications and websites.