Mors Principium Est (Latin for "death is the beginning") is a Finnish melodic death metal band formed in 1999.
The band was formed in 1999 in Pori
Jori Haukio, guitarist
Jarkko Kokko and keyboardist
Toni Nummelin. Drummer
Mikko Sipola joined in late 1999
, soon followed by the arrival of new vocalist
Ville Viljane in early 2000
when Haukio decided to focus on his guitar work. Bassist
Teemu Heinola was not appointed until after the band's first demo
, Before Birth
, which attracted attention from French record label Listenable Records
One year and two demos later, Mors Principium Est signed a three-album contract with Listenable Records completed by the album Liberation = Termination released in March 2007.
The Band announced on April 25th, 2007 the new lineup of the band. Karri Kuisma joined the band as the rhythm guitarist in 2006 and Lead guitarist Tomy Laisto joined the band in 2007. Jarkko Kokko will still be a member of M.P.E. but he will not play any live shows. Keyboard player Joona Kukkola was kicked out of the band for lack of commitment.
- Before Birth (2000)
- Valley of Sacrifice (2001)
- Third Arrival (2002)