VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
GEORGE KOLLIAS

Born in Korinthos-Greece in August 1977 George Kollias started playing drums at the age of 12. He formed his first band, Extremity Obsession and he started playing local shows with them as well as with many other local bands as a session drummer. George took private lessons from Yannis Stavropoulos in 1999 and one year later he moved to Athens to start working as a professional musician.

In 2001, George joined the band Nightfall. In addition to his drumming, George also contributed to the song arrangements and backing vocals for the group's album entitled "I am Jesus".

In 2004 George joined forces with US metallers, Nile. He moved to the United States to work and record his first album with Nile, "Annihilation Of The Wicked". Currently, George plays with Nile and teaches at the Modern Music School in Athens-Greece as a Drum Instructor on the Extreme Drumming Department.

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George Kollias (SGK)
Built for speed! Blends popular features of the 5A and 5B. Barrel tip provides a clear cymbal sound and full drum tone.
L = 16" | Dia. = .585"
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George Performs Those Whom The Gods Detest

In Honor of George Kollias week, George sent us this never-before-seen video clip of him performing Those Whom The Gods Detest. Check it out!




SNEAK PREVIEW:

COMING THIS SUMMER FROM HUDSON MUSIC

Take a sneak peek at George's new DVD which is coming this summer! Filmed by George himself and distributed by Hudson Music, this DVD will be the much anticipated companion to George's wildly popular "Intense Metal Drumming"!



VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:
INTENSE METAL DRUMMING

Check out these sample clips from George Kollias' DVD Intense Metal Drumming from HUDSON MUSIC. This DVD presents over three hours of instruction, insight, excercises and all-out intense metal drumming! For more information about this DVD and for online ordering, please visit www.georgekollias.com.

DVD Introduction Blast Beats
   
Technique Aeons of Burning Galaxies

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MORE ABOUT GEORGE:

Born in Korinthos-Greece in August 1977 George Kollias started playing drums at the age of 12. He formed his first band Extremity Obsession and he started playing local shows with them as well as with many other local bands as a session drummer.
In 1995 George got a big part of Extremity Obsession’s song writing and the lead vocals, they record 2 demos, Extremity Obsession and Everlasting which were voted “Demo Of The Month” in many Magazine’s and E-zines in Greece and Worldwide.
He took private lessons from Yannis Stavropoulos in 1999 and one year later he moved to Athens to start working as a professional musician.
He joined Nightfall in 2001 taking a big part of the song arrangements and the backing vocals and he recorded I Am Jesusalbum with great reviews from the worldwide press.
One year later George started working as a Session Drummer in many Athenian bands and he recorded several albums getting great studio experience. He also started giving drum lessons and work as a professional drum teacher in some Local Schools.
In 2003 George with 2 more members forms Sickening Horror, an Extreme Death Metal band with many progressive elements.

A few months later he recorded Sickening Horror’s Promo 2003 getting incredible reviews from the worldwide press as well as from many well known drummers.

A year later he records Nightfall’s Lyssa/Rural Gods And Astonish Punishments album.
In 2004 George joins the US metallers Nile and he moved to the United States to work and record his first album with Nile, Annihilation Of The Wickedand starts the Annihilation Of The Wicked World Tour.
He recorded Sickening Horror’s debut album When Landscapes Bled Backwards in 2005 and he started his first steps as a Clinician Drummer at the same time. The same year, Gabriel Drums launches the George Kollias Signature Snare Drum.
In 2006 George joins Modern Music School in Athens-Greece as a Drum Instructor on the Extreme Drumming Department.
Today George has just finished the recordings of Nile’s 5th official album "Ithyphallic" and he is getting ready for the Ithyphallic World Tours 2007-08.
George is an official endorser of Gabriel Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Axis Percussion and Extreme Headphones.

 



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