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NILE / Press

“GEORGE KOLLIAS SIGNING SESSION IN COPENHAGEN! George Kolllias of Nile will be at the Musikhuset Aage Jensen 4Sound on February 17th, 2011 for a signing session, courtesy of Pearl Drums. Come there to meet George, get pictures and of course talk some drums!!! See you all there! Address: Musikhuset Aage Jensen 4Sound Landemærket 25 1119 Copenhagen K Time: 6:00pm (18.00) ”

“KARL SANDERS TO OFFER PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS ON THE 2011 EUROPEAN TOUR! Lessons will include, but are not limited to: Extreme Metal Guitar Techniques, Blinding Solos and Killer Rhythms, Harmonic Concepts and Theory, Chops Building Exercises, and more. Karl will also share his experience on how to move forward and overcome obstacles related to band dynamics and the business of music. The dates and locations of lessons correspond with the January/February 2011 European tour dates available at www.Nile-Catacombs.net or www.KarlSanders.net .. Please e-mail NileGuitarLessons@gmail.com for further information.”

“...I got in contact with Karl to see what he was up to at the moment and he provided me with one of the best interviews we’ve done for the site. Enjoy:...”

“Update: Extreme metal god and Pearl artist George Kollias from the band Nile will be doing another 5 drum clinics in Germany! George’s talent and unique drumming technique does not get unnoticed. He brings a whole new vibe to the extreme metal scene. His drumming is drawing rave reviews for its technical approach, precision, speed and musicality. In 2006 he joined the Athens Modern Music School and founded their Extreme Drumming department, which turned out to be a huge success. This led to George quitting his side projects and studio session work to concentrate on Nile, his clinics and a career as drum instructor. The past years he has been booked for drum clinics worldwide, demonstrating his unique approach to drummers everywhere he can… South America, Australia, Finland, Greece, the States, South Africa, already had the possibility to see George do live from really up close and personal what most drummers cannot even do in the studio....”

“...Guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for Fret 12. The entire question-and-answer session can be viewed by following this link...”

“..."Those Whom The Gods Detest", the new album from South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers 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....”

“...In reality, Karl Sanders, Chief Spires and Pete Hammoura’s key objective was to brutalize. With extreme prejudice. That’s how the militant pharaohs of ancient Egypt would’ve done it. Forget the real Tibetan monk choir, human skull drums and thigh bone flutes. The embalmed meat of Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka is in noggin-bashers “Smashing the Antiu,” “Barra Edinazzu,” “Serpent Headed Mask” and the “The Howling of the Jinn.” Eventually, Nile and this draconian debut charmed the toughies and purists. Not through sleight of hand or record label PR witchcraft, but incessant touring and feverish word of mouth. Death metal’s new kings weren’t from New York City or Tampa—they originated from a mid-sized city in the foothills of the Appalachians....”