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x86zero 11-12-2005 06:20 PM

George Kollias here...
 
If you like extreme metal check out George Kollias. Noone has mentioned him yet. Definately one of the best metal drummers out there. If you're a fan of Jordison you'll like him I think.

Foog 11-14-2005 03:13 PM

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uhhh, wow. my ears heard the sounds, and my brain refuses to let itself think that that guy is real. that's too fast =\

Jalmar 01-01-2006 03:01 PM

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George "The Juggernaut" Kollias strikes yet another forum I see.

joeysnare 07-15-2006 11:31 PM

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man this guy is a beast on the kit, and so nice too he gave me and online tutoriale on blasting and 7/8 timing :)

ad9898 07-17-2006 04:41 PM

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Probably the the best death metal drummer out there, also has the the fastest feet recorded onto a cd, freakish double bass speed, but more impressive is his acceleration with the pedals, i hear he also pushing up the speed in his practice sessions.....270+ will be with us soon i suspect.....respect to him he is at the top of the pile at the moment. Annihilation of the Wicked.....truely mind-blowing if your into death metal drumming

Tutin 10-17-2006 10:22 PM

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He's your teacher!? Man, that's plain unfair, I want a famous teacher! Actually, wait, I have one.
Ah well, pretty pointless post but yes, hail to george!

Tim Waterson 01-31-2007 06:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ad9898 (Post 175367)
Probably the the best death metal drummer out there, also has the the fastest feet recorded onto a cd, freakish double bass speed, but more impressive is his acceleration with the pedals, i hear he also pushing up the speed in his practice sessions.....270+ will be with us soon i suspect.....respect to him he is at the top of the pile at the moment. Annihilation of the Wicked.....truely mind-blowing if your into death metal drumming

Yes GEORGE is amazing and a great person TOO..
George has the fastest single strokes with the feet in a song and the fastest doublestrokes was recorded by ME....LOL Shameles PLUG
www.myspace.com/judeathevoice click on BUHAY MO to hear the song....
Tim

zildjian_dude101 02-02-2007 04:43 PM

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Kollias is the replacement for Nile's old drummer, I believe. And he simply does it better than the previous. I love the band as a whole. Super heavy, and amazing technicality. Kollias slays.

Gene Smasher 02-18-2007 01:53 AM

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George Kollias is a killer at the drumset. He's among the fastest drummers I've ever seen, might even be faster than Ray Herrera...

ad9898 02-18-2007 05:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Gene Smasher (Post 277568)
George Kollias is a killer at the drumset. He's among the fastest drummers I've ever seen, might even be faster than Ray Herrera...

i saw Raymond about 6 six years very nice style and super tight, however if we are talking just speed here, George is in a different league.

jarrod 02-24-2007 07:51 AM

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He is a monster and a very awsome drummer, if u get his cd with nile all his stuff is super fast, 270+ has everyone has said. I cant wait till nile have another cd coem out :D i expect 290+ lol

Tutin 05-12-2007 10:59 PM

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Apparently Hell Hammer goes 290 on one dimmu song

ad9898 05-14-2007 03:00 PM

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Hellhammer has done nothing in singles above 240 i believe, if he is indeed hitting 290 its either triplets or heel-toe i believe probably the latter, great drummer though no doubt. heel-toe is fine ,just has a different feel to singles for me.

Tutin 05-15-2007 09:24 PM

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Yeah, it's in a thread in general discussion. There is no mention of heel toe as far as I'm aware, but you're probably right.

I don't like heel toe, sounds off to me.

Paradiddlemadness 05-18-2008 01:41 AM

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Nile came to New Zealand and I got to be George's Drumtech for an evening. He is one super-cool guy. Very friendly, and he loves absolutely everything about drumming. One thing I thought was really cool is that although he's primarily known for being a blast beater, during soundcheck he laid into a very cool shuffle - so he has the chops in other areas too!

indiadrummer 05-18-2008 02:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Tutin (Post 311022)
Apparently Hell Hammer goes 290 on one dimmu song

Yes, the Sacriligious Scorn off Dimmu's latest album, Hellhammer hits almost 300 bpm for about 30 seconds.

darkstar442 05-18-2008 11:34 PM

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I have admired his drumming for a long time now and he is 1 of the fastes drummers on bass out there. he is one of the few who can record those speeds on an album truley impressive but 1 thing thats weird is... i have mentiond him a couple of times and so have others and annhilation of the wicked is mind blown just like his other songs

smoney22 05-28-2008 09:06 PM

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I think it's in The Chosen Legacy that he goes 300 or whatever. It definitely isn't in The Sacreligious Scorn cause I practice to that song and there's no way I can go 300!

Bernhard 05-17-2009 12:09 PM

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Just added George Kollias to the Drummerworld Artist Rooster....check also out some Videos from his DVD!!!!

Here:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers...e_Kollias.html

Bernhard

Zumba_Zumba 05-21-2009 03:29 AM

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200 to 280? That was crazy. We truly are being visited by aliens, and most of them are drummers.

George Kollias 05-22-2009 07:13 AM

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Thank you all for your great support guys,i really appreciate it.....
It's great to be in Drummerworld, Bernhard and Drummerworld are definitely true supporters of drumming and i feel very honored to be here as well.Keep supporting Drummerworld!
Thanks again and cheers to all!

George

Bernhard 05-22-2009 10:16 AM

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Hi George

Was a big pleasure to build the site for you - so great drumming.

Thanks for joining the forum - what a nice surprise!!!!

See you soon....

Bernhard

Zumba_Zumba 05-27-2009 04:21 AM

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Hello George!

Great to have you here. I saw a video of you and Thomas Lang a while back. Were there any ideas exchanged between you two and if so, what were they?

Thanks!

Tom

drumbumhamza 05-28-2009 02:27 PM

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Hey George,
Its good to have you here. I want you to know that you have a major fan following here in India. (That includes me too)

Now theres this major problem I'm facing. When I practice on the floor, I seem to have complete control over my feet up to 210 bpm. However when I play on the kit the same motion is not translated to the skin. I've figured out that there is a slight lag in the slave pedal. Other than replacing the pedal is there any way of overcoming this problem?

Also any verdict on the demondrives ?

(PS I'm a good friend of your lawyer Mr. Shashwat Gupta hehe)

Cheers,
Hamza.

George Kollias 06-05-2009 05:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zumba_Zumba (Post 579688)
Hello George!

Great to have you here. I saw a video of you and Thomas Lang a while back. Were there any ideas exchanged between you two and if so, what were they?

Thanks!

Tom

Ha ha,that was just a fun jam on my drum pads backstage.I invite him to come see the show and we just spend a whole day talking drums.Thomas,other than one of my all time favorite drummers is also one of the coolest persons you will ever meet...

George Kollias 06-05-2009 05:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drumbumhamza (Post 580144)
Hey George,
Its good to have you here. I want you to know that you have a major fan following here in India. (That includes me too)

Now theres this major problem I'm facing. When I practice on the floor, I seem to have complete control over my feet up to 210 bpm. However when I play on the kit the same motion is not translated to the skin. I've figured out that there is a slight lag in the slave pedal. Other than replacing the pedal is there any way of overcoming this problem?

Also any verdict on the demondrives ?

(PS I'm a good friend of your lawyer Mr. Shashwat Gupta hehe)

Cheers,
Hamza.

Hey man,
give to my brother Shashwat my greetings!

The Demon Drive is an awesome pedal,totally amazed from the quality and the features it has.I played it for 2 days when i was in Finland for a Clinic with Pearl.I still use Axis though,i am using them for the last 8 or so years and they are definitely work the best for me.

Practicing on the floor doesn't really help...If you want to do serious work get on your drumkit,period...

Crazy+Hands 06-05-2009 05:49 PM

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Whats up George? Its great to have you on this board.

I tried the demon drive as well, it was a really nice pedal, slightly heavier feel than axis and a little more powerful. One of the best double pedals you can buy, you can't tell a difference between the slave and master pedals. For two single pedals though, i'll stay with axis as well, still the best pedals out there in many ways.

I've got to get practicing, keep us updated on the new Nile album!

shortsman 06-21-2009 03:10 PM

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Hello George,
Long time not seen...since the Planet X live in Athens...remember?

I joined the drummerworld forum at last! I wish you the best and i hope i'll be able to go out for coffee with you and Stelios soon... the 2 times we'he been met were AMAZING for me!

drummingman 07-01-2009 04:14 AM

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Hey George,
I have your dvd and was wondering if you have any plans to put out a book that has all the exercises on the dvd? I really like the dvd a lot but i would really like to have all the exercises prented out that way i can work on them all.

drumbumhamza 07-11-2009 10:52 AM

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Hey George,
Thanks for info :)
The thing is i get only 2 hours to jam daily so on the kit I practice other things like polyrhythms and dynamics, guess I'l have to squeeze in some double bass there hehe.
Btw congratulations on your endorsement (I'm a bit late though)

Cheers.

JT1 07-13-2009 10:56 AM

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Hi George firstly i just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration to me and although i'm not a death metal drummer, i greatly admire how you can play at the tempos you do throughout one of your shows it's really awesome. I'm sure you hear these types of questions all of the time but just a couple on double bass work.

I play heel up and can play 200 BPM competently although with me purchasing a new pedal recently, finding my desired settings has become a bit more difficult so i am still altering my set up. I watched a couple of your clinic videos on youtube about ankle motion and about how you can achieve speeds greater than 210 using this, however i can't seem to get in a position comfortable enough to play using my ankles. Is this a technique that i will have to completely relearn how to play double bass? It seems that i can't physically bring myself to play that fast even after 4 years!

Also just out of curiosity how high do you sit on your throne and, How is your spring tension? I know everyone is different but i just wanted to know so it could possibly help me with learning this motion.

Is direct drive a really important aspect of playing faster speeds? as i use a Sleishman double pedal.

Your advice would be greatly appreciated thanks!

vzladrummer 08-27-2009 07:39 PM

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Hi George ! Im honored to see you in this forum.
Since i started my drumming (like 17 months ago) you had always been my idol hehe.
I just got a few questions are simple questions i wont ask you to explain me anything :D.
Ok:
1.-What's your max speed on the double bass and on the hands (of course your max controlable speed) ? (BPM 16th notes).
2.-What grip do you use ? Fingers, Wrist, You mix them ?
3.-Does really Air drumming help to the double bass speed (I mean when you do air drumming with your feet with the pass of time you feel it helped you or what really helped you is to sit on the drumkit ) ?
4.-When you wake up from the bed you can do your entire max speed sitting in the drumkit or you must first warm up for a while ?
5.-When you achieve a nice double bass speed (i mean when for first time in your drumming life you achieve a quickly double bass) how you felt ?

vivek 09-17-2009 08:22 PM

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Hey George

im a really big fan and a beginner drummer myself, i was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to start double bass drumming, i have the pedals its just how to do the foot technique because every time i try my beat is uneven and i run out of energy in 10 seconds

it would be really great if you could help me



one of your biggest fans

Vivek

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vivek (Post 614172)
Hey George

im a really big fan and a beginner drummer myself, i was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to start double bass drumming, i have the pedals its just how to do the foot technique because every time i try my beat is uneven and i run out of energy in 10 seconds

it would be really great if you could help me



one of your biggest fans

Vivek

Hi Vivek,
getting into double bass is very easy, what you really have to understand from the beginning AND later on is that your right foot will be leading... This is what i'm thinking most times and on most patterns, if my right foot is on the beat then we are "ok".
As for your endurance, well this actually comes with months and years of playing, your problem though sounds like you are playing very "tight" and you need to relax a little bit...Try some double bass at the lowest volume you can, you'll find out it's actually harder to control your feet but will help you to relax when you play at normal volume.

Hope it helps...

George

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vzladrummer (Post 607617)
Hi George ! Im honored to see you in this forum.
Since i started my drumming (like 17 months ago) you had always been my idol hehe.
I just got a few questions are simple questions i wont ask you to explain me anything :D.
Ok:
1.-What's your max speed on the double bass and on the hands (of course your max controlable speed) ? (BPM 16th notes).
2.-What grip do you use ? Fingers, Wrist, You mix them ?
3.-Does really Air drumming help to the double bass speed (I mean when you do air drumming with your feet with the pass of time you feel it helped you or what really helped you is to sit on the drumkit ) ?
4.-When you wake up from the bed you can do your entire max speed sitting in the drumkit or you must first warm up for a while ?
5.-When you achieve a nice double bass speed (i mean when for first time in your drumming life you achieve a quickly double bass) how you felt ?


1.16th notes, max speed? I have done some 280bpm 16ths hands and feet, but it really doesn't matter, don't get obsessed with the bpm thing cause it always depends on your good day. At those tempos, the ammount of energy and pushing is getting out of control, some times we play our fastest songs and the band complaints i am going too fast....means adrenaline is UP THERE....

2.Of course i mix wrists and fingers, but the main power comes from wrists (moeller motion), i like playing hard and also wrists deliver more control, depends on what you are playing though....always!

3.I don't think Air Drumming does anything,i do it all the time cause i am a drummer and i can't relax (ha ha) but it's just natural. What it REALLY helps is get yourself on your kit, this is what really works and i wish you have this opportunity to jam on your kit everyday...cause some drummers don't have that.

4.No, it's like waking up and running as fast as you can....your feet might fall off...ha ha ha

5.We went out for party, got drunk and marked the day so we can celebrate every year...ha ha,i am joking of course.Well, unfortunately it doesn't just come like that, it takes time, practice, rehearsals, shows...your muscles work different under all these situations.What i would say to you is ENJOY the way up even if it's speed or technique or whatever, drumming is not an achievement but fun!

George

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JT1 (Post 593717)
Hi George firstly i just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration to me and although i'm not a death metal drummer, i greatly admire how you can play at the tempos you do throughout one of your shows it's really awesome. I'm sure you hear these types of questions all of the time but just a couple on double bass work.

Thanks man..

Quote:

I play heel up and can play 200 BPM competently although with me purchasing a new pedal recently, finding my desired settings has become a bit more difficult so i am still altering my set up. I watched a couple of your clinic videos on youtube about ankle motion and about how you can achieve speeds greater than 210 using this, however i can't seem to get in a position comfortable enough to play using my ankles. Is this a technique that i will have to completely relearn how to play double bass? It seems that i can't physically bring myself to play that fast even after 4 years!
Well, many drummers ask me this and they think ankle motion is a new technique or something.It's the natural evolution of your motion in order to play faster....the more you try the more you get it and one day YOU WILL get it even if you want it or not....always if you keep pushing up the tempos.
Think about this, you push your legs and you get up to a certain speed, then you get faster and you see your body is asking you to use more toes and less legs. That's where you are using your ankles more to get the front part of your foot to play faster.Knowing the results from drummers that can do it, your approach will be a lot easier and quicker....it's really simple, and you also need to relax a lot, when you work on motion or technique try to always be relaxed and analyze everything.

Quote:

Also just out of curiosity how high do you sit on your throne and,
A little more than 90 degrees.Just enough to loose my ankles a little more but still low enough to keep the power.

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How is your spring tension?
Tight as much as it gets.With my Axis A Longboards this is not funny, ha ha

Quote:

I know everyone is different but i just wanted to know so it could possibly help me with learning this motion.
You are not learning a new thing, you are getting what you have on another level.

Quote:

Is direct drive a really important aspect of playing faster speeds? as i use a Sleishman double pedal.
Direct Drive is better, i use Axis A Longboards but i also use a starp drive Eliminator on my jazz set, pretty much same speed on both...

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drumbumhamza (Post 593265)
Hey George,
Thanks for info :)
The thing is i get only 2 hours to jam daily so on the kit I practice other things like polyrhythms and dynamics, guess I'l have to squeeze in some double bass there hehe.
Btw congratulations on your endorsement (I'm a bit late though)

Cheers.

Thanks,
my Masterworks just arrived actually:
http://www.georgekollias.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1808
(sorry for posting another forum's link here...)

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drummingman (Post 590450)
Hey George,
I have your dvd and was wondering if you have any plans to put out a book that has all the exercises on the dvd? I really like the dvd a lot but i would really like to have all the exercises prented out that way i can work on them all.

No book, the "book" idea what the Intense Metal Drumming (with plenty more info there since it would be a book) but i thought the visual information is much more understandable and fun to watch so i did the DVD. I will be making another DVD late 2010 though...

All the exercises will posted on my Website after the DVD does it's own circle.

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by shortsman (Post 587766)
Hello George,
Long time not seen...since the Planet X live in Athens...remember?

I joined the drummerworld forum at last! I wish you the best and i hope i'll be able to go out for coffee with you and Stelios soon... the 2 times we'he been met were AMAZING for me!

Virgil killed both times!
That was great time there bro.

George Kollias 09-26-2009 11:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazy+Hands (Post 583007)
Whats up George? Its great to have you on this board.

I tried the demon drive as well, it was a really nice pedal, slightly heavier feel than axis and a little more powerful. One of the best double pedals you can buy, you can't tell a difference between the slave and master pedals. For two single pedals though, i'll stay with axis as well, still the best pedals out there in many ways.

I've got to get practicing, keep us updated on the new Nile album!

The new Nile album is done, will be out in a few weeks...


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