George Kollias Hitting 270 bpm

By Andrew Lentz Published February 3, 2010

Drummer: George Kollias

Photographer: Andrew Lentz

Slim's: in San Francisco, January 30, 2010

George Kollias is considered one of the fastest drummers in extreme metal. Except for the driving rumble from his bass drums, he barely seemed to break a sweat during this packed set from his band Nile, a South Carolina–based death-metal act that infuses the grandeur of ancient Egypt into their laser-precision brutality.