Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have tapped CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier for their summer festival and headline shows.
Commented ANNIHILATOR mainman/guitarist Jeff Waters : "Just returned home from a weekend jam with Flo in Quebec. [He is a] fantastic drummer and an honor for us as musicians to play with such a high-calibre drummer. While he certainly meets the high standards we set for ANNIHILATOR's drumming (Mike Mangini [STEVE VAI, DREAM THEATER], Randy Black [PRIMAL FEAR]), he brings in his own style, along with some serious mega-speed that will certainly keep us on our toes!"
Added Mounier: "It is a great pleasure and honor to be performing with the legendary ANNIHILATOR!!! I grew up listening to this Canadian tech/thrash metal band and I do consider this a terrific opportunity and a personal challenge."
ANNIHILATOR will perform at the 2011 edition of the Festival d't de Qubec (Quebec City International Summer Festival) on July 10 at the Imperial Theater. This will mark the band's exclusive Canadian appearance this summer, a first for Quebec City and the first show in 18 years that ANNIHILATOR has played in North America.
Despite ANNIHILATOR's lengthy absence from North American stages, the band has been a success around the globe since its 1989's debut release, "Alice In Hell". With 13 studio CDs, millions of records sold and dozens of world tours under their belt, the members of ANNIHILATOR are fired up to show metalheads in Canada why ANNIHILATOR has earned a reputation as one of the best live international acts out there today.