Andy Gillion fired from Mors Principium Est

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  1. NoodleFace

    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    nickgray SS.org Regular

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    That's just so weird. Andy is not only the sole composer, he also does a lot of the production in his home studio as well. Ville is just an average growler, apparently he can't even write the lyrics by this point :nuts::nuts::nuts:

    Best of luck to Andy!

    Check out his Neverafter album, it's a really good instrumental prog/melodeath kind of work with symphonic elements, really tasty stuff (has a cool little solo by Jeff Loomis in one of the songs):



    He also has a new album coming out relatively soon, also an instrumental, but old school videogame music inspired.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Damn, Andy's stuff is great, and I can't believe anyone would try to cut him out of his pay when the entire world knows how important he is to that band. Way to shoot yourself in the face, MPE.
     
  4. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    No Andy?

    More like Less Principium Est, eh?

    I'll... uh... see myself out. :lol:
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    Seems like Ville was angry Andy was taking off in a solo.capacity and probably perceived it as a threat. Not sure why, Andy seems super nice
     
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    Egos are weird. So what? That’s just more attention onto the band you’re in IMO.
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    I thought it was a little strange when I saw this update on the official band Facebook earlier. Left out just a little bit of information!

     
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    Ville says it’s his band but for the last ten or so years it’s been Andy’s band and almost every MPE fan I know thinks the same. A really shitty thing for him to do but jealousy will do that to people.

    Now the band not only needs a lead guitar player but also a full songwriter to do vocals, guitars and synths. I don’t see MPE doing anything for a long time.
     
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    Never heard of him or the band but I really like that :)
     
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    So the band name is now a placeholder and Andy can write similar stuff under a different name?
     
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    Terrible behaviour from Ville. Andy pretty much IS that band.
    Hopefully we'll see Andy doing something similar but with more dedicated musicians. And most likely MPE will become a shadow of their former self.
     
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    And more statements on the band page...


     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    Sorry but I don't buy any of that.
     
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    I have terrible news. I am the new guitarist in Mors Princi-whatever. I am looking to take the band in a more bluegrass direction.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    This. Anytime someone talks about "haters", they know they messed up but are in denail. At least in my experience.
     
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    Never heard of them, but that was some middle-school drama
     
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    Well, that just shows that Ville was indeed jealous. How can you say that "Andy's main focus/interest was always in Andy Gillion" when he's the band's composer, and he even wrote most of the lyrics for the last album? Not to mention that the last album was absolutely kickass, Andy didn't held back in any way. Ville just legally owns the band, it's not "his band" music wise, but he seems to be delusional about that.
     
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    Very much this.
    When a person is not writing the music, producing it, nor doing vocals, I fail to see how that makes it their band.
     
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    FYI I was the mentioned endorser - it was completely clear from messages that the motivation behind this is Ville wanting it to be 'his band' and does not want members ascending above a 'hired gun' kind of status and becoming the face of the band. He clearly felt threatened by Andys online presence. Kind of a weird stance to take as a screamer in a technical guitar based band, especially if you aren't putting your share of the work in :noplease: A real shame. Andy is such a nice guy
     
  20. USMarine75

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    Dammit, I was hoping the good news was it was me.

    Already had the new band name picked out and everything...

    Pater Petram.
     
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