1999 – present (21 years)
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France
- Candice Clot (1997 – 2012)
- Damien Rivoal (2011 – present)
- Geoffrey Neau (2007 – 2011)
- Grégory Rouvière (1996 – 2013)
- Guillaume Dupré (1999 – 2015)
- Marc Burghoffer (1999 – 2006)
- Matthieu LeChevalier (2007 – 2008)
- Morgan Berthet (2008 – 2011)
- Rachel Aspe (2013 – present)
- Stéphane Bihl (1996 – present)
Eths was a French metal band from Marseille. They have garned much attention and critical acclaim for their mix of different styles such as Nu-Metal, Death Metal, Alternative Metal and, more recently, Deathcore into one unique sound.
Staif joined by Greg, formed the band What's the fuck in 1996. The following year, Candice joined the band which was renamed Melting Point. In 1999, Guillaume joined the group after having left his earlier group Shockwave. Six months later, Roswell joined. The band was complete. The members then decided to change their name to Eths.
The band is often on tour around France, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal. They have made several maxi CDs, the most famous is Samantha. The band also released its first full-length album, Soma, in 2004.
Eths' music features heavy, hard guitars and drums. Their song lyrics are inspired by Candice's painful childhood.
Eths tours and distributes albums under the Coriace label. They became famous in France, appearing on the cover of Rock Sound #141, and they often play with bands like Lofofora, Fantomas, Machine Head, Skindred and Element.
On June 27 of 2006, Eths wrote an official statement on their website, announcing the departure of Guillaume and Roswell for “different points of view”.
The remainder of the band announced that they were on good terms and that they were working on a new album being produced by Fred Norguet. 15 pieces were written and the vocals composed on half of them. Pierre of Lofofora performed drums on the album and their label Coriace dealt with the bass. The album was released in the Spring of 2007 in France, and in March 2008 for the rest of the world.
On June 28 of 2009, Eths performed at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. Later on July 31 of 2009, Eths performed at Wacken Open Air in Germany.
Of January 9 of 2010, Eths announced that they were writing their next album, called III. It was released April 6th 2012, with the songs Gravis Venter and the lead single Adonaï released beforehand (with a video for Adonaï released on March 12 (English version) and March 13 (French version)). A tour will follow.The band recently announced the return of former drummer Guillaume Dupré.
On September 18, 2012, frontwoman Candice Clot announced her departure from the band due to family commitments and personal reasons, stating she can't live unconditionally for music and its listeners anymore. While the stage remains an outlet, she can not live up to such a demanding job anymore.
Virginie Goncalves of Kells and Nelly Wood replaced Candice as temporary touring vocalists.
In April 2013, the group announced Rachel Aspe as their new frontwoman. In the same month, it was announced that guitarist Grégory "Greg" Rouvière had departed the band due to an injury and personal issues. Yom left the band in April 2015 to be replaced by KA drummer R.U.L as the group head to the studio to record their 4th album
On November 30, 2016 the band announced via Facebook they were breaking up. The Facebook post read,
We are sorry to announce that the band decided to split up. Our show in Angers on December 3rd will be ETHS’ last ride…
These last few years, a number of ordeals slowly pushed us towards different musical yearnings while dulling the fun we had to play as a band. ETHS has always been about honesty and fun, but we have to face the fact: our hearts are not in there anymore. So we made the common decision to call it quits, in order to fully focus on our separate musical endeavors and find the fun to play again.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to extend our deepest thanks to all the fans, old and new, who supported the band through thick and thin. Thank you also to all musicians, road crews, bookers, radio DJs, directors, graphic designers, photographers, producers, journalists and all other professionals of the music business who helped us out one way or another along the way. We lived unforgettable moments thanks to you all and we’ll cherish those times forever.
Just one last thing: you haven’t heard the last of the band yet and can expect one final surprise from ETHS…"
On December 7, 2016 the band announced via Facebook that they were reuniting with the original lineup for two final concerts
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