I heard something about you being “detained” in Munich on your way to Warsaw for the first show of the European tour. What happened?
Chris: After 8 ½ hours on the flight from Charlotte, NC to Munich, I made a quick stop to use the restroom.
When I was washing my hands I set my bag next to me on the counter...and keep in mind this is a VERY important bag...Passport, everything crucial to my existence, etc.
As I’m washing my hands, someone grabbed by bag and quickly walked out of the bathroom with it. I follow him and start to yell and say "What the fuck, give me back my bag!" The guy starts to walk faster saying nothing at first, so naturally I give chase and put a death lock hand grip on MY bag. The guy then starts to shout "No this is my bag!" to which I reply “You’re a fucking lunatic!” His only response from this point on is to say over and over "no this is my bag!"
After a three to four minute tug-a-war match in the airport mixed with various “fuck you’s” and physical threats, I felt a surprisingly strong force pushing me to the ground, as if gravity had just doubled on the earth. I then have my hands forced behind my back by a German authority wielding a fully automatic machine gun.
I told them about the douche bag that tried to steal my bag, but at this point I may as well have been talking directly to the floor, in which my face was firmly planted.
They took us both to a detainment/interrogation room on the other side of Munich airport. After about twenty minutes of us two individuals (handcuffed to the chairs we were sitting on) snarling at each other like two chained rabid dogs, the straight faced emotion barren guard put him in another room. Finally after a few hours a suited man enters the room with my passport and questions me on why I’m in Munich Germany, to which I sarcastically reply "Well I’m not here to steal fucking bags". After about another twenty minutes of this garbage the man says I’m free to go.
The other guys in the band have no idea any of this is going on, they just know that I disappeared in the airport and never got on the connecting flight to Warsaw.
When they let me go (escorted out by an armed guard), I got on another flight, and finally met up with the band in Poland one hour before the bus was to leave for the first show of our six week European tour....A bathroom trip I won’t soon forget...
“Hello from Nile everybody, we are currently on tour in Europe on a great tour and there are so many things happening….Crowd is killer every night, we meet most of you out there and we have a killer time!
A few days ago something funny happen, or actually something scary…..but ended up funny. Our trailer with our whole gear got disconnected from our bus and we lost it in the middle of the highway! This could have been the end of the tour but our bus drivers saved the day….Also, 2 days ago one of our bus wheels broke (see video at Nile Bus Breaks Down... Again) and we were about to cancel the show but we still made it……….It seems nobody can stop this tour!!!
Hope to see you all there, come to see Nile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- George Kollias, NILE”
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Karl Sanders of Nile will be offering guitar lessons across the U.S. during the upcoming 2010 Fall Nile tour (with Roman-themed Ex Deo, Tasmanian tech-death Psycroptic, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin and brutal death grind Pathology).Lessons will include, but are not limited to:* Extreme metal guitar techniques,* Blinding solos and killer rhythms,* Harmonic concepts and theory,* Chops-building exercises.* Since lessons are now one-on-one, you are free to use the time however you choose! (You’d be surprised how much you can learn and build on in one session!)Lessons are now open to students of all levels!Karl is currently offering half-hour individual sessions, just one-on-one with Karl and no other students (this is a first time opportunity!), at a cost of only $50.Please e-mail NileGuitarLessons@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to sign up!Here’s what some of Karl's students have to say about their lessons:“I felt very comfortable and at home with being in the same room with him [Karl], and it was just an incredible experience getting to learn some of his secrets of practicing, soloing, etc. Karl, thank you so f**king much for the best concert experience I could have ever imagined. I certainly hope that many more young metalheads will be able to have the one-in-a-lifetime experience of a lesson with you… It ended up being the best $100 I've ever spent in my life.” -S.D“It's amazing that I could feel so much improvement in my playing ability in only an hour. And I've been applying what was taught the past few days and wow. Karl is one amazing teacher.” -D.S.“I just wanted to thank you so much for helping a dad make his son's dream come true. You guys were great and T*** had an absolute blast that he will remember for a lifetime.” -J. Frieson“What an awesome experience the whole thing was.” -S. Butler“The whole experience was great. It was a unique opportunity and experience that I'll never forget.” -R. Murray
Tour dates are as follows, so reserve your lesson now as they are on a first-come first-served basis:
Oct. 31 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Nov. 01 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Nov. 02 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 03 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Nov. 04 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
Nov. 05 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
Nov. 06 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 07 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Nov. 08 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Nov. 09 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Nov. 12 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Nov. 13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
Nov. 14 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 15 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Nov. 16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 17 - U.B.'s Bar - Mesa, AZ
Nov. 18 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Nov. 20 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Nov. 21 - The Warsaw - Houston, TX
Nov. 23 - Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
Nov. 24 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL