Latest news: Thu, Apr 23 2015, ETHS
ETHS are announcing a new drummer after recently parting ways with their long-time member Yom. The new man on the sticks is now revealed to be R.U.L. For a demonstration of his outstanding talent and skills, click here!
ETHS comment: "We are thrilled to announce that R.U.L will be banging the drums for us on our next live shows. Our first rehearsals with him were mind-blowing and we cannot wait to introduce you to this very talented drummer! We had a great time with Yom and wrote some of our best songs together, but after a lot of deliberating we reached the shared conclusion to proceed on separate paths. Yom remains a dear friend and we wish him all the best for the future!"
The new sticksman adds: “It is an honour for me to be playing with ETHS and it is a great pleasure to work with them", R.U.L comments. "I cannot thank them enough for their trust!"
ETHS have previously announced a string of summer festival shows and a Spanish tour in November 2015. For a list of all confirmed concerts, please see below.
24 Apr 15 Albertville (FR) D-Viation Festival
06 May 15 Montmorot (FR) Crazyfest
13 Jun 15 Peynier (FR) South Metal Fest
21 Jun 15 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
26 Sep 15 Corbie (FR) Rockin' The Docks (Asso Le Bruit Du Rock)
03 Oct 15 Moudon (CH) Les Prisons de Moudon
12 Nov 15 Bilbao (ES) Sonora
13 Nov 15 Madrid (ES) We Rock
14 Nov 15 Valencia (ES) Rock City
15 Nov 15 Barcelona (ES) Razz 3
On further news, ETHS mastermind Staif has joined the ESP guitar team. The guitarist comments: "I am very proud to announce that I'm now part of the ESP family! I am extremely thrilled to hold these brand new guitars in my hands. Let's meet at our next shows to let you hear how they sound!"
ETHS are currently hard at work on their forthcoming fourth full-length, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2015 / early 2016 release.
Rachel Aspe: vocals
In their native France ETHS are superstars. The quintet from Marseilles has graced about every music magazine cover in their home country. Their success story began with the release of two EPs, which spread like wildfire and gained the young band cult status. "Autopsie" came out in the year 2000 and the raw emotionality of singer Candice Clot on top of a raging mixture of Metal and Core captured the immediate interest of their rapidly growing following and critics alike. Its explosive successor "Samantha" (2002) added fuel to the fire. Even without a full-length out, ETHS had to start performing on top of the billings by popular demand. Now Season of Mist is proud to re-issue these two milestones of French Metal with the addition of four previously unreleased bonus tracks.
This follows the highly successful re-release of ETHS' first full-length "Soma" (2004) in May 2012, which also included four then-unpublished exclusive bonus tracks from the demo sessions to satisfy the continued high demand for this album. When “Soma” originally hit the stores it became an overnight success and catapulted the quintet from Marseilles not only on the covers of nearly every music magazine in France, but also outsold established metal headliners like CHILDREN OF BODOM or CRADLE OF FILTH there. The pure undiluted energy and anger bursting out from “Soma” once more driven by the stunning vocals of singer Candice made this debut an instant classic.
With follow-up "Tératologie" (2008), ETHS demonstrated their experience and maturity grown out of playing hundreds of show. This album saw the band begin to tour more abroad and gain fans all over Europe. Hailing from an ancient Mediterranean harbour town, it should be no surprise that ETHS adapted a musical style resembling a vital melting pot of Core, post-Korn Metal, orchestral and electronic elements and more that seemingly effortlessly merge into organic, hard and still very catchy songs. At the front of the band, live and on record stood singer Candice, easily mistaken to be responsible only for her honey-sweet angelic vocals. Wrong, as the dark haired beauty unleashes brutal growls, fierce rasps and venomous hissing no less impressively.
Having thoroughly conquered their native homelands, ETHS were ready for the next step. With their catchy third effort "III", the Marseillais aimed beyond their borders. To underline their challenge abroad, for the first time in their career ETHS released an international edition of "III" with four English versions of the original French songs. "III" also marked the return of fan-favourite drummer Guillaume aka Yom and the induction of new bass player Damien. The band were ready to embark on an extended musical journey starting in France during spring and later continuing in Europe, with an option to reach out overseas well.
Yet even the best laid plans can go wrong. On September 18th, 2012 Candice Clot announced her unexpected departure from ETHS due to important private family commitments. Her personal reasons were fully accepted by band and label although with a sad heart. Yet the French were not ready to give up. On the rest of the tour, vocal duties were shared by Virginie Goncalves of KELLS fame for clean singing and the spectacular growls of Nelly Wood.
Simultaneously, the band was searching for a suitable singer to permanently replace Candice. This was not an easy task, but ETHS succeeded in a spectacular manner. On February 15th, 2013 the Marseilles gang announced Rachel Aspe as their new vocalist. Rachel had already made her international debut on prime time television as part of "La France A Un Incroyable Talent" (the French equivalent/franchise of "America's Got Talent"). Her death metal vocal styling stunned the judges and crowd before going viral and being seen by millions of people. Video of her audition has been widely covered by such international sites such as ABC News, MSN, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Salon, and dozens more.
Rachel commented on joining ETHS, saying: "I'm really proud to be a part of ETHS. I've been a fan of the band for many years, and it's a great honour for me to sing songs I have been listening to for such a long time."
Regarding their new band member, ETHS stated: "We're pleased to welcome Rachel to the band. She's great and has an awesome voice! Thanks a lot to Virginie and Nelly for filling in on stage during the last few months. Now a new chapter is beginning for ETHS. We're energized and looking forward to our upcoming shows with Rachel. See you on the road!"
Currently ETHS are working on their next album, expected some time in 2014. Expect a first taste of the new line-up soon!
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Jun 13 2015||FR||Peynier||South Metal Fest|
|Sun, Jun 21 2015||FR||Clisson||Hellfest|
|Sat, Sep 26 2015||FR||Corbie||Rockin' The Docks||Asso Le Bruit Du Rock|
|Sat, Oct 03 2015||CH||Moudon||Les Prisons de Moudon|
|Thu, Nov 12 2015||ES||Bilbao||Sonora|
|Fri, Nov 13 2015||ES||Madrid||We Rock|
|Sat, Nov 14 2015||ES||Valencia||Rock City|
|Sun, Nov 15 2015||ES||Barcelona||Razz 3|