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Flo Mounier’s Extreme Drumming 101 2-DVD Set Available Now

November 29, 2005

CRYPTOPSY drum god, Flo Mounier, long awaited instructional 2-DVD set, Extreme Drumming 101, is available now. 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. The release can be ordered here.

As Flo’s playing has inspired many different types of drummers, so will the contents of the 2 DVD set Extreme Drumming 101.

Technical Specs:
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

DVD Contents - Disc 1: Instructional
Hand & floor 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 sound
Influences & great drummers
Song Rehearsal (multi-angle)
- “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
- Extras

DISC 2: Performances
Drum Solo (16:46)
- Demons Stole My Soul - Rock ‘n Roll in Contemporary Art Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Toronto, ON. Canada 06/16/2005
Watch an excerpt from this video
Drum Solo (5:53)
- Cohoes, NY. USA 04/12/2005
Drum Solo (4:35)
- Trois-Rivieres Metalfest IV. Trois-Rivieres, QC. Canada 11/06/2004
- Multi-angle
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 4/12/2005
- “Dead and Dripping” (4:12)
Winnipeg, MB. Canada 9/26/2004
- “Benedictine Convulsions” (4:19)
Prince George, BCX. 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 Francois Quevillon. The content of this DVD was inspired by comments and suggestion from the many emails he received from the public. Flo Mounier thanks everyone for your feedback and support.