Having wowed audiences worldwide through his work with metal titans NILE, blast beat metal extremist George Kollias is touring Down Under exclusively for Allans Music + Billy Hyde, with support from Australian metal drumming king Dave Haley from the band PSYCROPTIC. See, hear and experience the blistering speed and pinpoint accuracy of George's hands and feet as his quick fills and frenetic footwork will astound and inspire. This will undoubtedly be the drumming event of the year! An engaging clinician, Kollias demonstrates to the aspiring metal drummer all the tricks and tips to help push forth the brutality that is modern metal music.
Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Kaleide Theatre RMIT, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay
Tuesday. June 28 at 7 p.m.
The Globe, 220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
Fowlers Live, 68 North Terrace
Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre WAAPA ECU Mt Lawley Campus,
2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley
Tickets are $20 from allansbillyhyde.com.au or in store.
George Kollias is writing and recording a solo album in between drum clinics and touring cycles. Due in September, 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' latest YouTube video, which can be viewed below, 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!!"