My HeadBangers welcome from Pori, Finland the Melodic Death Metal Band:


“Valley of Sacrifice, Part 1 (2022)”

“Reclaim The Sun”

Well that is intense, and I love it.  Nothing gets to me like Finnish Melodic Death Metal.  It’s like air to me.

“Monster In Me”

Couldn’t help myself, I just had to throw this one in, those vocals are on it, so good…..

Ok, Ok, let’s look at some bio, take from their site:

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 rewarded.

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 2003.

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.

The band has been through a lot of member ups and downs as it is with most bands that have been around for any length of time.  Things get in the way, interests change, you know how it goes. But they seem stronger than ever to me, and still hair moshing wth, I love them.

Left to right:

Jori Haukio – vocals, guitars (1999-2000); guitars, programming (2000-2007, 2021-present)

Marko Tommila – Drums (2021-present)

Ville Viljanen – Vocals (2000-present)

Jarkko Kokko – Guitars (1999-2009, 2021-present)

Teemu Heinola – Bass (2001-2020, 2021-present)

My Thoughts:

All my HeadBangers know my heart belongs to Melodic Death Metal.  That is where I feel at home, it just flows through me.  It’s hard to explain because Thrash, Speed, Folk, my list is long are also some of my favorites.  But, Melodic Death is where I live.  My skin actually tingles when I hear it, I breathe it in and my spirit is one with the sound.  Here is another band I haven’t heard before, thank Thor for the limitless bands that come from the Nordic countries.  Mors Principium Est is definitely on my list.  Check them out you will not be sorry.  They were a great surprise.

Well HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Don’t forget “Hump Day” every Wednesday.  Until then, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..


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