Cryptopsy - Canada
Born in France in 1974, Flo Mounier moved to Chicago 7 years later, where at the age of 13 the ground work was laid and his drumming career started with drum teacher Tony Castelli. A year later, and now in Montreal, he continued to gather ammunition and to develop his skills. His hard work paid off as he soon became one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene.
Drummer for the band Cryptopsy (formerly known as Necrosis), he has toured Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States as a headlining act over the last 3 years, and combined record sales have reached over 145,000 copies to date. Flo also plays for local Montrealer Rémy Langlois, who's album ‘Echo’ is making waves in the Rock Québécois scene. Wherever Flo has played, his reputation remains the same; he combines great chops with blistering speed and technical brutality. Add this to an open mind approach that embraces different musical genres, and Flo has developed an even greater ability to enhance the creative edge within his unique phrasing.
Having studied with the likes of Magella Cormier and now part time teacher Bruno Roy, his exploration of the Latin / Jazz approach has added an originality to his style which sets him apart from the rest. Flo's speed and precision apply to his live performances as well, and his playing continues to get even faster and tighter. His delivery and execution of complex fills at abnormal speeds will leave no one feeling indifferent.
Flo's style is the 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.
In the works for 2004 will be a release of an instructional drum video tape and dvd by Flo Mounier. This well documented experience in extreme metal drumming will cover such topics as warm ups, basics of speed drumming, endurance excercises, creative rythms, and much more including different drum solos and play along segments for some of Cryptopsy’s most popular songs.
Born in 1974, of French origin, Flo Mounier arrives in Chicago where at the age of 13 he begins to gather amunition with drum teacher Tony Castelli. Relocating to Montreal at the age of 14 he continues his hard work to become one of the most recognized drummers in the metal scene. Drummer of the band Cryptopsy (formerly known as Necrosis), he records 2 demos and 4 full length albums of wich the 2 latest «Whisper Supremacy» and «And The You'll Beg» are gems of technical brutality. Flo is able to combine great chops with blistering speed. This added with an open minded approach that embraces different musical genres gives him an enhanced creative edge in compositions. His precision of execution at abnormal speeds will leave no one feeling indifferent.
Having studied with the likes of Magella Cormier and now part time teacher Bruno Roy, he explores the Latin / Jazz approach. Having performed in a headlining act for a few world tours over the last 3 years, Flo also drums for local montrealer Remy Langlois, who's album «Echo» is making waves in the Rock Québécois scene.
Flo's style is an example to follow for the new generation of drummers who wish to find out what the discipline of Extreme drumming is all about.
22x18 bass drum x 2
18x16 floor tom
14x6.5 snare drum
13x6.5 snare drum
DR503 ICON rack x 2
DR501E ICON extension
PCX100 clamp x 12
CH2000 cymbal holder x 10
P2000B pedal X 3
H2000 hi-hat stand
RH2000 remote hi-hat
S2000 snare stand x 2
TH1000I tom holder x 5
DCL300P drop clutch
HA100 HH/BD attachment AX25L adapter
AX20 adapter x 2
*when not using the Monster Rack System
Black Mist w/ gold hardware
22x18 bass drum x 2
14x4 maple snare drum
13x5 Sensitone snare drum