YouGroove recently conducted an interview with NILE drummer George Kollias. You can now watch the chat in two parts below (in Greek, with English subtitles).
Kollias is writing and recording a solo album in between drum clinics and touring cycles. Due later this year, the CD, which is primarily set to show off some of George‘s craziest metal drumming to date, is being completely written and recorded by George, including the guitars, bass, keys, vocals, and percussion, and it will also feature a DVD of the recording process.
Kollias‘ recent YouTube video shows off the blistering speed of George‘s hands and feet around the kit, through his quick fills and fast footwork, as well as showing his multi-talented musical ability through his guitar work and other instrumentation.
Commented Kollias: “The drumming will be crazy on this album; I will push it like never before, since the whole idea is to write something based on drums anyways. Although I will pay attention a lot to the music in general, and I arranged to have some of the best guitarists in the world playing some guest solos for the songs, which is great! The mixing will be done in Florida, at Mana Studios, [by] Erik Rutan, one of the best producers today. He worked on the last NILE album, next to Neil Kernon, our main producer. This is just a first demo…. nothing final yet… but the final thing will be crazy and will sound incredible!!”
NILE has set “At The Gate Of Sethu” as the title of its new album, due in late spring/early summer via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2009’s “Those Whom The Gods Detest” is once again being produced and mixed by Neil Kernon, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE and DEICIDE, among many others. NILE‘s guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders previously stated about the band’s new material, “Some of the drumming on this record will be boggling people’s minds for years to come.”