NILE drummer George Kollias and Modern Music School will embark on an Italian drum-clinic tour later this month. George will perform NILE songs and explain in detail everything he does behind the kit.The dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Cagliari - Teatro Club
Oct. 09 - Rome - Fonderia Delle Arti
Oct. 10 - Macerata - [to be announced]
Oct. 11 - Firenze - Free Stroke Drum School
Oct. 12 - Genova - Bulldog Pub
Oct. 13 - Milano - Percussion Village
Oct. 14 - Treviso - Auditoriom Comunale Falzè Di Trevigliano
Oct. 15 - Lucinico (Go) - Pieffe Factory NILE will embark on the European leg of the "Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour 2011 - Part II" in January 2011. The trek, which will feature support from MELECHESH, will cover Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, with additional gigs in Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. "Those Whom The Gods Detest", the latest album from NILE, sold 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 160 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE), along with a drum-recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), "Those Whom the Gods Detest" features the band's strongest production and perhaps its best material to date. The cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, whom NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders had previously worked with on his second solo album, "Saurian Exorcisms".