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Mors Principium Est

Formed: 1999
From: Pori, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mors Principium Est News

Below is our complete Mors Principium Est news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Onslaught Gearing Up For "The Force" Tour

British thrash group Onslaught is celebrating the 30th anniversary of "The Force" and will play the album in its entirety in europe.

Main support on this trek will be Mors Principium Est, bringing you finest melodic death metal from Finland. Dates for the tour are as follows:

Sep 16 Muziekodroom Hasselt, Belgium
Sep 17 Helvete Oberhausen, Germany
Sep 18 De Baroeg Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sep 19 Verlichte Geest Roeselave, Belgium
Sep 20 Cafe Central Weinheim, Germany
Sep 21 Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany
Sep 22 KB18 Copenhagen West, Denmark
Sep 23 B90 Gdansk, Poland
Sep 24 Slowianin Szczecin, Poland
Sep 25 Progresja Warszawa, Poland
Sep 26 Collosseum Kosice, Slovakia
Sep 27 Viperroom Vienna, Austria
Sep 28 Explosiv Graz, Austria
Sep 29 Randal Club Bratislava I, Slovakia
Sep 30 Modrá Vopice Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 01 Skullcrusher Dresden, Germany More...

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Stortregn Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Swiss blackened death metal band Stortregn premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Singularity", which will be out in stores via the Dutch label Non Serviam Records on May 27.

The album features performances by some notable guests:

Steffen Kummerer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)

Check out now "Singularity" in its entirety below.

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Mors Principium Est Streaming New Video

One of the most under-estimated melodeath bands Mors Principium Est is back with a brand new song and video.

Mors Principium has been putting out consistently brilliant melodic death metal records since 2003’s "Inhumanity."

The band's latest effort, "Dawn Of The Fifth Era," will come out on December 2nd via AFM Records, and as a first taste you can see the music video “Monster in Me” via YouTube.

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Mors Principium Est Releases Second Studio Diary

Finnish melodic death metal act Mors Principium Est released the second part in a series of video studio diary reports leading up to the release of the new album "Dawn of the 5th Era." The album is will be available on December 5th via AFM Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Enter the Asylum
2. God Has Fallen
3. Leader of the Titans
4. We Are the Sleep
5. Innocence Lost
6. I Am War
7. Monster in Me
8. Apricity
9. Wrath of Indra
10. The Journey
11. The Forsaken

Check out part two here: More...

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Mors Principium Est Releases Studio Diary Pt. I

Finnish melodic death metal act Mors Principium Est, now featuring Agressor guitarist Kevin Verlay who joined this year, released part one in a studio diary series chronicling the band's upcoming new fifth studio release "Dawn of the 5th Era." The album is set to drop on December 5th via AFM Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Enter the Asylum
2. God Has Fallen
3. Leader of the Titans
4. We Are the Sleep
5. Innocence Lost
6. I Am War
7. Monster in Me
8. Apricity
9. Wrath of Indra
10. The Journey
11. The Forsaken More...

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Mors Principium Est Replacing Arsis On Tour

The melodic death metal masters in Mors Principium Est have stepped in for Arsis, whoch had to cancel its participation, and will now join The Agonist and Threat Signal on tour starting October 3rd. Dates are as follows:

Oct 03 - Eindhoven, Holland @ Effenaar
Oct 04 - Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires
Oct 05 - Calenzano, Italy @ Cycle Club
Oct 06 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy @ Rock & Roll Arena
Oct 07 - Roma, Italy @ Traffic Club
Oct 08 - To be announced
Oct 09 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theatre
Oct 10 - To be announced
Oct 11 - Cologne, Germany @ EuroBlast Festival
Oct 12 - To be announced
Oct 13 - Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
Oct 14 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal Club
Oct 15 - Olomouc, Czech Republic @ S-Cube
Oct 16 - Katowice, Poland @ MegaClub
Oct 17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ HOODOO Club
Oct 18 - Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
Oct 19 - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Waves Of Metal Festival
Oct 20 - Paris, France @ Le Divan du Monde
Oct 21 - Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
Oct 22 - London, UK @ The Garage
Oct 23 - Bournemouth, UK The Anvil Bar More...

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Mors Principium Est Streaming Full New Album

Mors Pricipium Est will release new album "...And Death Said Live" on December 14th in Europe and December 15th in the U.S. Now the band has teamed up with Finnish website Inferno to stream the full release online.

Check out all the songs from the album through Inferno.fi here. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Awakening
2. Departure
3. I Will Return
4. Birth of the Starchild
5. Bringer of Light
6. Ascension
7. ...and Death Said Live
8. Destroyer of All
9. What the Future Holds?
10. The Meadows of Asphodel
11. Dead Winds of Hope More...

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Mors Principium Est Posts In-Studio Footage

Mors Principium Est has posted a video diary of the band's time in the studio working on new album "…And Death Said Live," which can be viewed below. The album is set for release on the following dates:

Japan/Asia - 05/12/12 (Marquee/Avalon Recordings)
Europe - 14/12/12 (AFM Records)
Australia - 14/12/12 (Truth Inc Records)
USA - 15/01/2013 (AFM Records)


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AFM Records Releasing New Compilation

The AFM Records label compilation "All For Metal" now continues with part 3. This time "All For Metal III" includes 26 video clips on DVD and a bonus CD with 15 tracks. The compilation will see release on November 30th, 2012 and the track listing is:

01. Orden Ogan - The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. - Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan - Time To Be King
05. Heavenly - Fullmoon
06. Shakra - Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
08. Morton - Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere - Marionette
10. Brainstorm - In These Walls
11. Iron Mask - God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper - Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance - Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk - Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner - Back On Trail
16. Oz - Dominator
17. Elvenking - The Loser
18. Nightmare - Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode - Obsessions
20. Stahlmann - Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided - Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher - Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet - Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears - House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black - The King I Was
26. Lyriel - Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah - Windloni
29. Ektomorf - The One
30. Solution .45 - Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
32. Ministry - Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra - Dowth 2059
34. Korzus - Truth
35. Onslaught - The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard - Rules For Fools More...

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Mors Principium Est Streaming New Track

Metal Injection is proud to premiere a new track from Finnish melodic death metal icons Mors Principium Est. The band's new album, "…And Death Said Live," is scheduled for release in December 2012 on AFM Records. Check out the song "Destroyer of All" at this location. More...

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Mors Principium Est Unveils Artwork For New LP

Finnish melodic death metal band Mors Principium Est (latin for "Death is the Beginning") unveiled the artwork for the band's fourth full length release "...And Death Said Live" (shown below). The album is expected for release this December via AFM Records.

The album marks the first release since the 2007 LP "Liberation=Termination" was issued through Listenable Records. The is also the first for newest members: Andy Gillion (guitars) and Andhe Chandler (guitars).

Check out the cover art here:

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Mors Principium Est Signs With AFM Records

Finland's Mors Principium Est has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with AFM Records:

"Hi! This is Ville from Mors Principium Est. I am more than happy to announce, that MPE signed a deal with AFM Records for Europe & the US.

"We talked to some other labels too, but AFM seemed the right choice for us. We can't wait to get to the studio in the summer and release the new album at the end of 2012. And then we will see what happens, when the people of AFM starts to work their magic.

"We have been talking with a record label for Japan, Korea and Taiwan release, everything seems OK, but nothing has been signed yet.

"Also have been talking to a record label for Australia release, again everything seems ok, but nothing has been signed yet.

"So, as soon as the contracts have been signed, we will let you know. But now, here’s a statement from AFM Records: 'We’re proud to announce the signing of one of Finland’s finest Melodic Death Metal bands: Mors Principium Est. With their first three albums they left a mark on today’s metal scene and amazed fans and critics alike with their fast-paced and atmospheric mixture. With their new album they want to continue where they left off and even take their unique style to the next level.'"

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Mors Principium Est Writing New Material

Mors Principium Est vocalist, Ville Viljanen, has checked in with the following update:

"Yeah yeah, it's been a while since last time updated, but there hasn't been anything to update.

Anyways. We are writing new material. Have been writing for a long time allready, but it's not so easy to get something ready. Couple of songs are kinda ready music wise, but no vocal parts yet.

"And this is especially for those people who are asking are we still alive or not and when is our next album coming out. Well, I don't want to sound rude, but if a band still has gigs to play, doesn't that mean that the band is alive???

"And about the album. I will not promise anything, because I can't. I really don't know when do we have enough songs ready and also once we have about 4-5 songs ready, then we will start to negotiate with various record labels and that also may take a while. Sooo, IF we are really lucky, we could have a new album out at the end of the year 2010, but I personally think, that 2011 sounds more realistic. But like I said, I can not promise anything. We'll just have to wait and see how things go.

"Ok?? :)

"Until next time,ciao!"

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Mors Principium Est To Play Earthshaker Fest

Finnish virtuosi monsters MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have just been confirmed on the Earthshaker fest in germany and some other live dates to promote their new masterpiece 'liberation=termination'. The live dates are as follow:

14.6 and 7.7 in Pori, Finland and the infamous Earthshaker fest in germany on 20.7.

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Mors Principium Est Announce New Touring Line Up

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have issued the following update:

"Ok, let's start with some good news. We have found our new guitar players! Karri Kuisma is now our official member and our new solo guitarist is a dude called Tomy Laisto. Both Karri and Tomy already played with us at the show in Turku (April 11). Jarkko will still be a member of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, but he will not play any live shows.

"And then some not so good news. We decided with Joona [Kukkola, keyboards], that it will be the best for everybody that Joona will not be a member of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST anymore. And the reason why is that Joona just simply doesn't have any time for MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. At the moment we are not looking for a new keyboard player." More...

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Mors Principium Est Post New Songs On Myspace

Mors Principium Est have added two new songs from their upcoming album, Liberation = Termination, on their Myspace page. Check out "The Oppressed Will Rise" and "Sinners Defeat." Liberation = Termination is set to be released in early 2007. The follow-up to due "The Unborn" is scheduled to be released in early 2007 through Listenable Records. The album was recorded at Astia Studio in Finland and mastered at Imperial Mastering in Concord, CA.


01. Orsus
02. The Oppressed Will Rise
03. The Animal Within
04. Finality
05. Cleansing Rain
06. Forgotten
07. Sinners Defeat
08. The Distance Between
09. It Is Done
10. Terminal Liberation
11. Lost Beyond Retrieval

In other news, Mors Principium Est is seeking a new guitarist. For more information, visit their official website at www.morsprincipiumest.com.

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Mors Principium Est New Album Details

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Mors Principium Est have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Liberation = Termination", due in early 2007 via Listenable Records. The follow-up to "The Unborn" was recorded at Astia Studio in Finland and was mastered at Imperial Mastering in Concord, California.

"Liberation = Termination" track listing: More...

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Mors Principium Est Set Title Of New Album

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have set "Liberation = Termination" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Listenable Records.

"Here we are, in Astia Studio [in Finland]," stated vocalist Ville Viljanen. "We have been here for over a week now and we finished the vocal recordings yesterday. Everything else had been done before that, so now the only thing we have left is the finishing mix. Probably tomorrow (August 30), we will have the first song completely ready. We cannot wait to hear how it will sound. We know it will sound good, but nobody knows how good.

"The time here in studio has gone fast and it's been a lot of fun. Our recording dude Anssi Kippo is a really great guy! On our 'free' time we have been watching the Discovery channel and 'tasted' some beer."

The mastering of the new MORS PRINCIPIUM EST album will take place later this month at Helsinki's Finnvox studios.

MORS PRINCIPIUM EST's debut album, "Inhumanity", was reissued through Listenable, with completely new artwork and with three bonus songs, in February. The band's most recent CD, "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, ALTARIA) in Kemi, Finland. The album cover was designed by Mattias Norèn.

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Mors Principium Est Announce Finnish Date

Finnish Death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced on their official website that they will be playing at YO-Talo in Tampere, Finland on March 9th with fellow Finns AMORAL and TOTAL DEVASTATION.

Listenable Records recently announced that the bands's upcoming album, "Unborn", is to be released early next year. The tracklisting includes: More...

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New Mors Principium Est Album Update

Mors Principium Est's new album tentatively entitled "The Unborn" will be recorded in Tico-Tico studio in Finland during the 4 weeks of November 2004. Mastering will take place at Finnvox studios in December 2004 . The cover-art for the album will be done by Mattias Norèn (www.progart.com). The band gave us a little insight about the new material on this new album:
"In comparison to 'Inhumanity,' the new album will take a step towards heavier and somewhat darker atmosphere still containing the overall melodic grasp of music presented. The album is full of diversity and the songs have a slightly more modern approach as in form of sampling and the use of computer programming among Mikkos traditional drumwork. As for the rhythm and solo parts twin-guitars will have the main role and the keyboard continues to colour the backround without being introduced as a soloinstrument on this album either. Villes' growling has developed since 'Inhumanity' and some serious voice control will be heard, also some clean vocals are used but the weight is kept on Villes' throat. Overall, the album shall be an overall solid example of the fact that the "melodic deathmetal" as a sceneis still pretty far from it's possible expiration date"

"The Unborn" is scheduled for a Spring 2005 release.

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