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George Kollias: The Greek God Of Double Bass

Seamus Evely  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

“It took me two years to convince my parents that I needed a drum set.”

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Greek metal maestro and drummer for Nile, George Kollias, is on another level when it comes to extreme metal drumming. He has authored the trilogy The Odyssey of Double Bass Drumming and has also released two DVDs, Intense Metal Drumming 1 and 2. 

In this episode you will hear a lot about George’s thoughts about comparisons, creating independent learners, Nile, Derek Roddy, whether blast beats can groove, and much more.

In this episode:

You will hear about…

  • If having an abundance of convenient knowledge hurts or helps drummers
  • George’s observations on students discovering their potential
  • What George thinks about comparing ourselves to others
  • What George’s practice routine currently looks like
  • Which is better: hobby or professional career
  • Derek Roddy and Nile
  • If blast beats can groove
  • How George goes about creating independent learners
  • George’s teacher Yannis Stavropoulos
  • How Big Band jazz similar to metal
  • How exhausted George is after a Nile show
  • George’s love for drumming and where that comes from
  • Invictus and what George would have done differently

Why you should listen:

George is one of the greatest metal drummers in the world. If you are really into what George does then you will be really into this episode.

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