Nile’s George Kollias has released a new track titled “Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead”, which you can listen to above courtesy of Lambgoat. The song – which also features an appearance by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel – is off the drummer’s forthcoming solo effort Invictus. Kollias said of the record:
“This solo project contains exactly what the word ‘solo’ describes: one musician writing all music and lyrics as well as performing all the instruments, while inviting some guests to join. At first I composed some songs in order to support my 2 drum DVDs, but thanks to the support and demand from all the fans out there it turned into a full album over time. 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 have got some great plans and want to get out there and play this album live as soon as possible too! I also had the pleasure to have some really important guests, which made this album even more special to me. I guarantee that this is only the beginning!
This album is not only about drums, although I made sure that my drumming is absolutely out of control. It is all about music and that is it. I have made my solo record with a lot of passion and dedication for all the fans out there and I feel blessed to have some of my best friends appearing as guests on it. Invictus turned out exactly in the way as I had wished for and I can assure you that this is just the beginning! There are a lot of great things to come!”
Invictus is scheduled for release on May 19th through Season Of Mist. The album is currently available for pre-order now via the label here.