Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Eths (Modern Metal)

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Biography

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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the highly successful re-release of ETHS' first full-length "Soma" (2004) in May 2012, which also included four then-unpublished exclusive bonus tracks from the demo sessions to satisfy the continued high demand for this album.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!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Staif Guitars
Damien Bass
Yom Drums
Rachel Aspe Vocals

Releases Season of Mist

Som271

Ex Umbra In Solem

General information
: Fri, Mar 14 2014
: Modern Metal
: SOM271
: available

Som292

Autopsie & Samantha

General information
: Fri, Feb 15 2013
: Tue, Sep 17 2013
: Modern Metal
: SOM292
: available

Som262

Sôma

General information
: Fri, May 18 2012
: Tue, Sep 17 2013
: Modern Metal
: SOM262
: available

Som255

III

General information
: Fri, Apr 06 2012
: Tue, Jun 05 2012
: Modern Metal
: SOM255
: available

Som168

Tératologie

General information
: Mon, Oct 15 2007
: Modern Metal
: SOM168
: available
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