George Kollias

Nile

George Kollias

Bandname Nile
Country Greece
Genre Classical
Product Configuration
  • a 22" x 18" Bass Drum (MW2218BX/G)
  • b 8" x 7" Tom (MW0807T/G)
  • c 10" x 8" Tom (MW1008T/G)
  • d 12" x 9" Tom (MW1209T/G)
  • e 13" x 10" Tom (MW1310T/G)
  • f 14" x 12" Tom (MW1412T/G)
  • g 14" x 14" Floor Tom (MW1414F/G)
  • h 16" x 16" Floor Tom (MW1616F/G)
  • i 14" x 6,5" Snare (MW1465S/G)
  • j 12" x 5" Snare (MW1205S/G)

 

 



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Biography

Well known as one of the leaders of Extreme Metal Drumming, George Kollias remains at the top of today’s Metal scene and goes way beyond that with his band NILE. Born in Korinthos/Greece in August 1977, George got his first drum kit at the age of 12 having already a 2 year background in music as a guitar player. As a member of a local Death Metal band by that time, Extremity Obsession, George started showing his talent on drums really quick with his drumming technique as well as in music composition, singing and writing lyrics at the same time. Having studied with the Greek jazz master Yannis Stavropoulos, George started to explore new elements in music and adding them in his drumming brining a whole new vibe in the extreme metal scene. Very soon, he started teaching drums in a local Music School in Korinthos. In 1999, George moves in Athens and joins Nightfall where he recorded 2 albums with them, “I Am Jesus” and “Lyssa” and he did several shows and big festivals as Wacken Open Air and Rockwave Festival. At the same time, he forms an extreme Death Metal band, Sickening Horror and he started doing several Drum Sessions for many bands in order to get more studio experience in all around drumming. With Sickening Horror he recorded their debut “When Landscapes Bled Backwards”. George’s drumming was already known for his technical approach, precision, speed and the necessary musicality no matter for which band he was playing for, from Rock to extreme Metal music. In August 2004, George joins the US Death Metallers NILE and he moves to the States in order to record their new album “Annihilation of the Wicked”. Right after the album is finished, he started touring worldwide in places such Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan and South Africa. Not much later, he started doing Drum Clinics revealing his teaching method and drumming approach to all new drummers worldwide. In 2006 he joins Athens Modern Music School and starts the Extreme Drumming department, doing another big step in order to bring extreme drumming in Schools, something that turned to a big success. After that, George quits his resent side project bands and drum sessions in order to focus more in Nile, his Drum Clinics and his career as a Drum Instructor. In spring 2007, Nile records their new album “Ithyphallic” and right after that they jump on “Ozzfest” tour. “Ithyphallic” came as a sandstorm to the ears of every fan and pretty soon Nile gets again on the road for several headline shows in all over the world, under the flag of their new label Nuclear Blast. In the meantime George started jamming with various well known musicians and recording demos and started his own jazz/fusion project with Greek guitarist Mike Papadopoulos. One year later, George releases his first instructional drum DVD “Intense Metal Drumming”, a three and a half hour instructional DVD including everything that people would like to see from him and many more, getting incredible comments from all his fans and press. At the same time, he launches his official Drum Forum on GeorgeKollias.com making a brand new online Drumming School. Today George is an active Touring musician, drummer of Nile and a Drum Instructor/Worldwide Clinician. He also started his own project writing and playing all the music by himself and songs like “Aeons of Burning Galaxies” has already done their debut getting incredible comments and showing the level of George’s musical talent

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