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Origin Marseille, France
Genres Groove metal, death metal, alternative metal, deathcore, nu metal[1]
Years active 1999–present
Labels Season of Mist
  • Staif Bihl
  • Damien Rivoal
  • Rachel Aspe
  • R.U.L
Past members
  • Marc Burghoffer
  • Candice Clot
  • Greg Rouviere
  • Guillaume Dupré

Eths is a French heavy metal band from Marseille. Their sound mixes different styles such as groove metal, alternative metal and metalcore.



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.[2] In 1999, Guillaume joined the group after having left his earlier group Shockwave. Six months later, Roswell joined. The band was complete. The band first called themselves "Hets".The members then decided to change their name to Eths after realising Hets sounded like the English word heterosexual.[3]

About the band[edit]

The band is often on tour around France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and Brazil. They have made several maxi CDs, the most famous is Samantha.[citation needed] The band also released its first full-length album, Soma, in 2004.

Eths' music features heavy, hard guitars and drums.[citation needed] Their song lyrics are inspired by Candice's painful childhood.[citation needed]

Eths tours and distributes albums under the Coriace label. They became famous in France, appearing on the cover of Rock Sound No. 141, and they often play with bands like Lofofora, Fantômas, Machine Head, Skindred and Element.[citation needed]

Recent events[edit]

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”.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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 which will be released April 6, 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.[citation needed] 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.[4] Virginie Goncalves of Kells and Nelly Wood replaced Clot as temporary touring vocalists.

In April 2013, the group announced Rachel Aspe as their new frontwoman.[5] In the same month, it was announced that guitarist Grégory "Greg" Rouvière had departed the band due to an injury and personal issues.[6] 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.

Band members[edit]



Studio albums
Year Title Label
2004 Soma Sriracha Records
2007 Tératologie Seasons of Mist
2012 III Seasons of Mist
2016 Ankaa Seasons of Mist
EPs & demos
Year Title Label
1999 Eths -
2000 Autopsie Musicast
2002 Samantha Musicast
2004 Autopsie / Samantha Sriracha Records
2014 Ex Umbra In Solem Seasons of Mist


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Eths – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ «Biography» FRENCH-METAL.
  3. ^ «Biography» FRENCH-METAL.
  4. ^ «ETHS Singer Quits» BLABBERMOUTH.
  5. ^ Eths Pick Talent Show Star As New Singer Metal Hammer 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  6. ^ «ETHS Guitarist Quits» BLABBERMOUTH.

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