Spiritus Mortis was formed in late summer of 1987. The first band in Finland to be called as a Doom act. Founding members were Teemu and Jussi. At first V-P was only a temporary drummer but as usually shit happens and temporary became permanent. At first band was known as Rigor Mortis but at that time there was also US band called Rigor Mortis so we changed the name to Spiritus Mortis. SM's unique sound can be heard from the very early demos.