NILE drummer extraordinaire GEORGE KOLLIAS is presenting his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Invictus’ in full via the official media partners below. The album is now out in all territories and also available via the Season of Mist shop.
Death Metal - Greece
GEORGE KOLLIAS is a world class touring drummer, who is also renowned for his drum clinics and teaching skills at LAB Music Education and the Modern Music School in Athens, Greece. He is also a member of the legendary US death metal act NILE and currently in studio.
Born in August 1977, he started at the age of ten as a guitar player and picked up the drum set at the age of twelve. George’s prowess as a composer showed up back in 1994 with his first death metal band EXTREMITY OBSESSION, where he serves as drummer and vocalist at the same time.
On his first instructional drum DVD ‘Intense Metal Drumming’. George started getting back into song writing mode. Some of his tracks were enthusiastically welcomed by the metal community. Over a million views on YouTube compelled him to compose more music for his second DVD ‘Intense Metal Drumming II’. Most of these songs were entirely performed by the Greek musician, who also used them in several drum clinics and some of the biggest percussion festivals around the globe. This created a very strong fan base who, which enthusiastically requested a full album.
In early 2014, GEORGE KOLLIAS went into studio to record his first full album, which he aptly named ‘Invictus’. Most of the songs were recorded in between the touring breaks of NILE. The album contains 11 tracks and 4 bonus songs as well as features of some of the best musicians on this planet delivering guest solos. Two amazing vocalists are making their appearance on two of the bonus tracks as well. More will soon be revealed.
In George’s own words: “This album is not only about drums, although I made sure that my drumming is absolutely out of control. It is all about music and that is it. I have made my solo record with a lot of passion and dedication for all the fans out there and I feel blessed to have some of my best friends appearing as guests on it. ‘Invictus’ turned out exactly in the way as I had wished for and I can assure you that this is just the beginning! There are a lot of great things to come!”
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This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.
NILE drummer extraordinaire, GEORGE KOLLIAS is now presenting another brand new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album ‘Invictus’. The epic song “Buried under the Flames” (featuring guitarist Mike Papadopoulos) is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
NILE drummer extraordinaire GEORGE KOLLIAS is now unleashing the first new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album ‘Invictus’. The crushing song “Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead” (featuring George Emmanuel from ROTTING CHRIST) is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
GEORGE KOLLIAS, who recently signed to Season of Mist has embarked on a drum clinic tour in Australia. The acclaimed extreme metal drummer will showcase new music taken from his forthcoming solo album ‘Invictus’ and feature intensive workshop-style sessions alongside fans. GEORGE KOLLIAS is already trekking throughout the continent down under before concluding in Melbourne. On select dates, GEORGE KOLLIAS will perform material alongside Dave Haley from PSYCROPTIC. A full schedule can be viewed below.
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of GEORGE KOLLIAS! The exceptional Greek drum progeny and NILE sticksman will release his debut solo album ‘Invictus’ through this label on May 18th (one day later in North America), 2015. Pre-sales will start next month.