We are happy to announce that we will play, for the first time ever, 2 shows in Russia!
November 28th in St.Petersburg and November 29th in Moscow.
Posted on 05 Oct 2017 by Ville
5.10.2017 KARMěYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL 2018!
For the first time we will play in Norway!
We will play at the Karm°ygeddon Metal Festival at May 11th, 2018.
Posted on 05 Oct 2017 by Ville
24.12.2016 70000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE CONFIRMED!
Finally we can confirm that MPE will play at the "70.000 tons of metal" cruise on February 2-6, 2017!!!
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - Labadee, Haiti - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Going to be awesome!
Posted on 24 Dec 2016 by Ville
18.12.2016 NEW MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE!
We have just released our new music video for the song "Reclaim the Sun", from the "Embers of a Dying World" album.
Go check it out people!!
Posted on 18 Dec 2016 by Ville
2.12.2016 PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM!
Hey hey heeyy!
It is now possible for you to also pre-order the "Embers of a Dying World" bundle (album + t-shirt)!
You can pre-order your "Embers of a Dying World" for example from these places:
MORS PRINCIPIUM EST OFFICIAL MERCHSTORE (USA + the world):
Bundle and t-shirt and CD digipak available.
EMP WEBSTORE (Europe + the world):
Bundle and CD digipak and vinyl available.
AFM RECORDS ONLINE SHOP (the world):
CD digipak and vinyl available.
LEVYKAUPPA ─X (Finland + the world):
CD digipak and vinyl available.
Posted on 02 Dec 2016 by Ville
13.11.2016 ALBUM RELEASE DATES ETC.
Here is the beautiful front cover artwork for "Embers of a Dying World" painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom).
The official release dates are:
Japan: January 25th, 2017
Europe: February 10th, 2017
USA: February 10th, 2017
Album will be available as Digital, CD, Digipak and ltd. gatefold red-black marbled Vinyl (500 copies).
Posted on 13 Nov 2016 by Ville
14.10.2016 ALBUM NUMBER 6!
The new album will be called "Embers of a Dying World".
It will be released early 2017.
You can check the studio diary part 1 while waiting.
Part 2 and more info about the release will follow later!
Posted on 14 Oct 2016 by Ville
22.6.2016 ASIAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR!
We will play 7 shows in Asia with Omnium Gatherum.
Going to be amazing!
29.07.2016 SOUTH KOREA Seoul - AMP Live Hall
30.07.2016 JAPAN Kyoto - Live Buzz
31.07.2016 JAPAN Tokyo - Holiday Shinjuku
03.08.2016 HONG KONG Hong Kong - Hidden Agenda
04.08.2016 CHINA Shenzhen - B10 Live
05.08.2016 CHINA Shanghai - MAO Livehouse
06.08.2016 CHINA Beijing - YGYS
Posted on 22 Jun 2016 by Ville
20.4.2016 AFM LABEL NIGHT!
We are happy to announce that we are part of the "AFM Label night" at the Rockharz Open Air festival at july 6th in Ballenstedt, Germany.
Posted on 20 Apr 2016 by Ville
25.3.2016 EUROPEAN TOUR 2016!
We are more than happy to announce our European tour at september with Onslaught, No Return and Blaakyum!
See you people on the road!
16/09 - Hasselt (BE) / Muziekodroom
17/09 - Oberhausen (DE) / Helvete
18/09 - Rotterdam (NL) / Baroeg
19/09 - Roeselare (BE) / De Verlichte geest
20/09 - Weinheim (DE) / Cafe central
21/09 - Hamburg (DE) - Bambi Galore
22/09 - Copenhagen (DK) / KB18
23/09 - Gdańsk (PL) / B90
24/09 - Szczecin (PL) / Słowianin
25/09 - Warsaw (PL) / Progresja
26/09 - KoÜice (SK) / Collosseum
27/09 - Wien (AT) / Viper room
28/09 - Graz (AT) / Explosiv
29/09 - Bratislava (SK) / Randal club
30/09 - Praha (CZ) / Modrß Vopice
01/10 - Dresden (DE) / Skullcrusher
Posted on 25 Mar 2016 by Ville
3.11.2015 NEW BOOKING COMPANIES!
We are more than happy to announce that we have signed a booking agreement
with CONTINENTAL CONCERTS USA www.continental-concerts.us for North America, Central America and South America territory.
And at the same time we are happy to announce that we have signed a booking agreement with RISING TALENT AGENCY www.rising-talent-agency.com (an affiliate of Rock The Nation) for Europe territory.
Posted on 03 Nov 2015 by Ville
2.8.2015 SPANISH TOUR + NEW ALBUM INFO!
People of Spain!
For the first time in our history, we are coming to Spain!
And did we settle for only one show? No, we will play 5 shows for you great people of Spain, starting at november 11th.
We will share the stage with the local support bands Dysnomia and The Descent.
Also, we have started to write/compose the album number 6!
Posted on 02 Aug 2015 by Ville
8.11.2014 MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE!
It's time. Thank you all for your patience building up to this big moment in MPE's history. Here is our first ever music video, single and the first song you'll hear from our new album!!
Posted on 08 Nov 2014 by Ville
1.9.2014 NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATES!
It is our pleasure to let you know, that our new album "Dawn of the 5th Era" will be released in Japan at november 19th and in Europe at december 5th!
Posted on 01 Sep 2014 by Ville
2.8.2014 JAPAN GIGS!
It is also our pleasure to announce that we will have our first gigs in Japan as the headliner, during december 2014!
5.12.2014 OSAKA, Nanba Rockets
6.12.2014 TOKYO Shibuya, Cyclone
7.12.2014 TOKYO Shibuya, Cyclone
Posted on 02 Aug 2014 by Ville
2.8.2014 SUMMER GIGS!
We will play the following 6 gigs during august.
8.8.2014 Brutal Assault festival, Jaromer, Czech Republic
9.8.2014 Into the Grave festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
10.8.2014 Le Klub, Paris, France
14.8.2014 Summer Breeze festival, Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
15.8.2014 Rockstadt festival, Rasnov, Romania
17.8.2014 Metal Crowd Open Air, Rechytsa, Belarus
Posted on 02 Aug 2014 by Ville
22.01.2014 NEW MERCH!
We have some new merchandise available!
Go check http://merchbooth.net/Mors-Principium-Est/
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Ville
11.01.2014 SOME NEWS!
We have some news to you people.
Andhe had to go back to New Zealand, so for personal and practical reasons Andhe will be replaced by mister Kevin Verlay.
We wish all the best for Andhe and his future projects.
Some of you may have already seen Kevin playing with us as Kevin played on our Japan tour and on our European tour.
So let us warmly welcome Kevin on board and let's hope this line-up lasts.
Posted on 11 Jan 2014 by Ville
3.1.2014 UPDATE ABOUT THE NEXT ALBUM!
Happy new year people!!
We think that now is the right time to let you know, that we will start to record our next album in May!
We are planning to release the album later this year, the exact date will be announced later.
Posted on 04 Jan 2014 by Ville
TIME FOR AN EUROPEAN TOUR!
THE AGONIST + THREAT SIGNAL + MORS PRINCIPIUM EST + DAWN HEIST + Support - UK/EU Tour - October 2013
Arsis had to pull out of this tour, so we have joined last minute. Come check us out over the next few weeks across Europe! We also have our special friend Kevin on board with us once again. Dates below.
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
Posted on 28 Sep 2013 by Ville
24.2.2013 NEWS UPDATE!!
We have confirmed some livedates in Finland and in Japan.
More info about those can be found at the "LIVE" section.
We also signed an European booking deal with TheFlamingArts, so from now on, all our European gigs will be handled by them.
There are plans for an European tour during this year, but more info about that will be released later.
Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Ville
7.12.2012 ALBUM STREAM ONLINE!
This day, friday the 7th of december, means that our new album "...and Death said live" will be streaming at
Soo, if you want to listen to every song before you get your own copy, now is your chance to do that!
Posted on 07 Dec 2012 by Ville
24.11.2012 PRE-ORDER PACKAGE AVAILABLE!
There is a new pre-order package available in our merchstore!
Go check it out at
Posted on 24 Nov 2012 by Ville
5.11.2012 1st EPISODE OF STUDIO DIARY AVAILABLE!
Hey, go check the 1st episode of our studio diary!
Posted on 05 Nov 2012 by Ville
27.10.2012 THE TRACKLIST OF "...AND DEATH SAID LIVE"!
...it is time to release the tracklist of "...and Death said live".
01. The Awakening
03. I Will Return
04. Birth Of The Starchild
05. Bringer Of Light
07. …and Death said live
08. Destroyer Of All
09. What The Future Holds?
10. The Meadows Of Asphodel
11. Dead Winds Of Hope
(12. Japan bonus)
Posted on 27 Oct 2012 by Ville
19.10.2012 FIRST SINGLE FROM THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED!
Now you can listen the first full song from our upcoming album.
The song is called "Destroyer of All", go check it out!
Hope you enjoy! :)
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Ville
22.8.2012 NEW ALBUM TITLE AND COVER ART RELEASED
The new album "...and Death said live" will be released in December 2012, via AFM Records (Europe/USA), Marquee/Avalon (Japan/Asia) and Truth Inc Records (Australia).
Featuring guest appearances from our friends Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Jona Weinhofen (Bring Me the Horizon/I Killed the Prom Queen).
Thank you all for continuing to support us, we can't wait to share this new album with you!
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Ville
30.6.2012 The recordings will begin!
All right people!
Tomorrow (1st of july) it starts, the recordings of our 4th album!
There is also a new interview online at
Posted on 30 Jun 2012 by Ville
27.4.2012 WE SIGNED A DEAL WITH A NEW RECORD LABEL!
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.
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Ville
29.1.2012 NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE!
We have 2 new t-shirts available, so go check them out and BUY!
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Ville
29.9.2011 THE SECOND GUITAR PLAYER!
Finally it did happen.
We found the second guitar player!!
And the new guy is Andhe Chandler from New Zealand.
Yes, New Zealand is pretty far, but don't worry, it will not affect our gigs in the future.
Now we can concentrate on the new material with full force!
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Ville
25.7.2011 Update about sample/teaser!
All right sweethearts, time for an update.
A lot of you have been asking how are things going and do we already have something new done.
Well, things are going quite smoothly and we thought that, what if we upload one short, a bit over 1 min long, demo sample/teaser from one of our new songs for you guys to listen to.
We will upload the song to our myspace account and that will be the only place where you can hear it, officially.
Also, the song will be uploaded at friday the 29th of july.
So, don't forget to visit our myspace account and listen to what the new MPE sounds like.
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by Ville
30.4.2011 THE NEW PLAYER
Alrighty then, let's make it official.
Our new guitar player is Andy Gillion from United Kingdom.
Welcome to the "family", bro!
We are still searching for the player number 2.
So, keep on sending us those applications.
Posted on 30 Apr 2011 by Ville
Hello, hello, hello!
Small update about our situation.
I think we got about 100 contacts from guitarists all around the world and new contacts comes everyday.
And now to the really cool part of this update.
I THINK WE ALREADY FOUND 1 NEW PLAYER!!!!!!!
We do not publish any names yet, but so far it looks pretty darn good!
So, it really starts to look that this is not the end of Mors Principium Est.
We will keep you updated, when there is something to update.
Ville / MPE
Posted on 23 Apr 2011 by Ville
10.3.2011 Update + SEARCHING FOR GUITAR PLAYERS!
Ok, so it's a time for a small update.
To be honest, things are pretty bad.
Our guitar players feel, that MPE is not something they want be part of anymore.
They have their reasons why they feel so, so...
If we still want to continue with MPE, we need new guitar players.
This is our LAST try to make things happen.
If it does not work this time, or we don't find the right person/persons, then it's game over for MPE.
So, if you are, or know somebody, who is at least 21 years old, willing and able to write and play death metal with melodies and also would like to be a part of the new MPE, then send us an email.
YOU CAN BE FROM ANYWHERE.
As long as you are eager and get something done, then you may be the one we are looking for.
AND we are looking for 1 or 2 players.
Soo, if you have what it takes, send us an email and we will talk more.
And just to make things 100% clear.
You can live, for example, in USA, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Finland or where ever.
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by Ville
TAMPERE GIG CANCELLED!
Our gig at Tampere was cancelled by the organizers,
so there is nothing we can do about it.
Posted on 04 May 2010 by Ville
So, as the subject says, we have 2 endorsement deals.
First, our guitar hero Tomy Laisto is endorsed by IBANEZ.
So, from now on Tomy uses exclusively IBANEZ guitars.
Second, MPE / Mikko Sipola is endorsed by CustomDrumSticks.BIZ
Soo, from now on MPE will use exclusively CustomDrumSticks.BIZ drumsticks.
Mikko will have his first signature sticks to use soon!
Oh yeah, allmost forgot.
We will have a brand new t-shirt coming up for sale soon!!
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by Ville
Yeah yeah, it's been a while since last time updated, but there hasn't been anything to update.
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.
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by Ville
Greetings our friends!
So finally, after years of waiting, we got our new and improved homepage up and running. Some pages are still under construction, but still.
And then some other news. We are writing new material as we speak, but things are moving slowly. Maybe a bit too slowly, but we do not want to release anything that we feel are not worth releasing.
We are also really waiting for our gig in Austria in August! It is our first time in Austria and we hope to see a lot of fans there. It will also be our new guitar players first gig as a member of MPE!
Anyways, until next time - see ya!
Posted on 31 Jul 2009 by Admin