In the beginning, back in the year 1999 in Pori, Finland, Mors Principium
Est was established by the three founding members Jori, Jarkko and Toni.
Percussion instruments were missing, but later in the same year Mikko
joined the band to play the drums. Jori was playing lead guitar and
vocals, Jarkko guitar and Toni keyboards. The band played for a while with
this set, but in the beginning of year 2000 Jori got tired of singing and
wanted to concentrate only on playing guitar. A new singer was needed.
Meanwhile Ville had just left his old band and was looking for something
new. He contacted the band and after audition, he became the new vocalist.
The first demo was made without a bass-player, but after Listenable
Records got interested in the band, it was necessary to find a fulltime
bass-player. In the year 2001 Teemu joined the band to play bass-guitar.
Two more demos and few gigs were made and finally the hard work got
In 2002, Listenable Records offered a contract, which the band signed for
3 albums. The debut album "Inhumanity" was recorded and mixed by Ahti
Kortelainen in Finland at Tico-Tico Studios, in December 2002 and mastered
at Finnvox Studios, in January 2003. The album was released in spring
The second album "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios, in
November 2004 and mastered at Finnvox Studios, in December 2004. The album
was released in spring 2005, except for USA, where it was released at the
end of 2005.
The third album "Liberation=Termination" was recorded in many places
around Finland, one of them was, for example, Astia Studio. The album was
mastered at Imperial Mastering in California (USA) in the year 2006. It
was released during 2007.