Flo Mounier

Flo Mounier : Drummer, Teacher, Performer, Trainer & Innovator

FloMounier On January - 12 - 2012

Flo Mounier is known around the world for his incomparable way of playing extreme metal music. His drumming combines great chops with blistering speed and technical brutality. Drummer of the Canadian band Cryptopsy, Flo’s style is an example to follow for the new generation of drummers who wish to find out more on what the discipline of extreme drumming is all about.

On disc 1, Flo discusses the basic elements fundamental in playing extreme metal as well as showing exercises, routines and tips facilitating speed, endurance and control.On disc 2, we see Flo in action performing some over the top solos and extreme songs.

As Flo’s playing has inspired many different types of drummers so will the contents of this 2 DVD set.

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DVD-Video (Disc 1 & 2)
NTSC / Zone: 0 (All Regions) / Stereo
Language: English
Total Running Time: Approx. 200 minutes
DVD-Rom (Disc 1)
PC + Mac Compatible


Hand & foot techniques
Warm up routine
- Upper and lower body warm up for practices and shows.
- Warm up for the feet with no practice equipment.
Stretching & workout tips
Speed, endurance & control building exercises
Grind library
- Grind beats
- Blast beats
- Gravity blast
Drum set-up & drum head tension
Playing around
Influences & great drummers
Song rehearsal (multiangle)
- Phobophile
- Cold Hate, Warm Blood
  Upper and lower body alternate video channels to learn the songs.

Photo section
DVD-Rom Content
Drum notations for Phobophile, Cold Hate, Warm Blood and We Bleed.

Drum Solo (16:46)
Demons Stole My Soul – Rock ‘n Roll in Contemporary Art Exhibit. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Toronto, Canada. 06/16/2005.
Drum Solo (5:53)
Cohoes, NY. USA. 04/12/2005
Drum Solo (4:35)
Trois-Rivières Metalfest IV. Trois-Rivières, QC. Canada. 11/06/2004. Multiangle.
Montreal Drum Fest 2003 (23:03)
Instrumental medley of early Once Was Not compositions with fellow Cryptopsy members, followed by a drum solo, Phobophile (instrumental) and a duet with drummer Ange Curcio.
Live footage (27:34)
Six songs filmed from behind the drums during the Canada 2004 and USA 2005 Tours.
- Phobophile (4:40)
  Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Canada. 10/23/2004.
- Cold Hate, Warm Blood (4:01)
  Santa Ana, CA. USA. 03/11/2005.

- We Bleed (6:16)
  Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Canada. 10/23/2004.
- Slit Your Guts (4:06)
  Cohoes, NY. USA. 04/12/2005.

- Dead and Dripping (4:12)
  Winnipeg, MB. Canada. 09/26/2004.
- Benedictine Convulsions (04:19)
  Prince George, BC. Canada. 09/20/2004.

Sound Check and Drum Solo (4:17)
Sound Check for the pre-production of Once Was Not at Wild Studios, St-Zenon, QC, Canada. Summer 2004.
Odds & Ends of Once Was Not (3:44)
Drums and percussion recording for the album Once Was Not at Studio Vortex. St-Constant, QC, Canada. Summer 2005.
Adrenaline TV show documentary (6:00)
Radio-Canada’s Adrenaline TV show documentary (in French with English subtitles). Summer 2004.
Adrenaline Extra Footage (8:01)
Extra footage of the documentary’s recording process. Summer 2004.

Extreme Metal Drumming 101 was directed and produced by Flo Mounier and François Quévillon. The content of this DVD was inspired by comments and suggestions from the many e-mails we received from the public. Thanks for your feedback and support!


Canada : 40.00$ CAD (Canadian funds)
Outside of Canada : 40.00$ USD (US funds)

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All prices include taxes and custom fee.

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