Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tuesday: George Kollias - Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead

     You probably know Nile as "that Egyptian death metal band", and George Kollias, if you know him at all, as "the guy who's played drums for that Egyptian death metal band for the past ten years or so". You might not be aware, however, that George can do more than just drum.

     Apparently a considerable amount more, as his upcoming solo album Invictus seems set to demonstrate. Lead single "Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead" showcases George's talent as a both multi-instrumentalist and a composer of solid death metal with an old school feel. It's not earth-shattering, sure, but it is impressive, even more so for a drummer's solo project. Have a listen and see what you think.

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