George Kollias reveals first song and album detail
GEORGE KOLLIAS is now unleashing the first new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album 'Invictus'. The crushing song "Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead" (featuring George Emmanuel from ROTTING CHRIST) is exclusively streaming via these official media partners:
GEORGE KOLLIAS comments: "My song 'Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead' hits home at the 260bpm range", explains the multi-instrumentalist. "It is not too easy, but a lot of fun to play and one of my favourites from my album. I really like that tempo range, which I always thought fits my drumming style well, but I also love the aggression that comes out of this song. It is not just the drumming that does it, but the riffs... the vocals…. or all as one. The percussion is really important for 'Shall Rise' and the rest of album as well. I spent plenty of time to find exactly what fits each composition. For this song, I went with big war drums to make it as epic as possible! I am very happy how this song turned out exactly how I envisioned it while writing. Yet having George Emmanuel from Rotting Christ adding a guitar solo made this one of my personal highlights. George nailed it!"
'Invictus' is slated for release on the 18th of May and already on pre-sale via the Season of Mist shop at this address: http://smarturl.it/KolliasShop
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In addition to the previously released artwork, GEORGE KOLLIAS is now unveiling the tracklist. Both are shown below:
Tracklisting 01. Echoes of Divinity 02. Invictus 03. The Passage 04. Aeons of Burning Galaxies 05. Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead 06. Voices 07. Treasures of Nemesis 08. Apocalypse 09. Epitaph 10. Through Empty Eyes of Light 11. Buried under the Flames
GEORGE KOLLIAS has firmly established a well earned reputation as a world-class drummer. His exceptional work with death metal legends NILE as well as heavily frequented percussion clinics around the globe and guest contributions have cemented George's status as a rare progeny with the sticks. Yet there is far more to the Greek musician than "just" drumming. 'Invictus', his debut solo album, proves that GEORGE KOLLIAS also exceeds on performing with all other instruments from the rock and metal spectrum. Tracks such as "Shall Rise, Shall Be Dead", "The Passage", and "Treasures of Nemesis" unleash a crushing death metal assault. His own exceptional work across all instruments is enriched by guest spots from members of established genre titans such as NILE, ROTTING CHRIST, FIREWIND and others. Far more than just a solo album vanity piece, 'Invictus' delivers classic, timeless death metal. "This solo project contains exactly what the word 'solo' describes: one musician writing all music and lyrics as well as performing all the instruments", states GEORGEKOLLIAS. "I can honestly say the only reason I have recorded this album is the fans asked for this to happen. I am happy that I did it and more excited than ever for the future of this project! I enjoyed recording it more than anything. I also had to pleasure to have some really important guests, which made this album even more special to me."