MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: Band Future Uncertain Following Guitarist's Departure

Kari Koskinen of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with MORS PRINCIPIUM EST singer Ville Viljanen. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On longtime guitarist and composer Jori Haukio's decision to leave the band almost immediately after the group's new album, "Liberation = Termination", was finished:

"It's hard to say what our situation currently is. In the past, Jori did practically all the composing for us, and I don't know if we are able to compose songs in the same vein anymore. It's not like our only member capable of composing has left, but how this is going to affect our style in the future. We are not going to continue under the name MORS PRINCIPIUM EST if our new songs are going to be very different compared to our past material. We don't want to play any humppa or power metal with this band — at least I am not going to do it."

Jori has since been replaced by Karri Kuisma, who is an old friend of the band. Since the songs were composed for two guitars, it was obvious that a replacement was in order.

"I think that Karri will eventually be our new guitarist in the future, but we haven't made it official just yet," says Ville. "This is because we aren't so sure about our future as a band, so at the moment we just need a session guitarist for the live shows. When we eventually start to write new songs, Karri will probably become an official member. Despite of this, we are still seeking another guitarist, since our current guitarist Jarkko can't do any live gigs, so we are actually looking for a third guitarist to help us out in the live situation. So any Finns interested about the job can visit our homepage for further information."

Read the entire interview at Imhotep.

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