Eths is a French Extreme Metal group, originally from Marseille, in Bouches-du-Rhône (Provence). In its early days, Eths published several maxi CDs, including the most famous “Samantha”, and released its first real album, Sôma. The group is often on the road and tours; it occurs throughout France as well as in Europe.

The voices of singers Candice and Rachel are shared between melodic parts and guttural parts. The musicians, for their part, strive to create an atmosphere that is sometimes unhealthy with a very heavy sound, sometimes more soft and melodic as in “Ailleurs c’est ici” or “L’instant sourd” which still remains in the oppressive atmosphere which characterizes the music of the quintet. The group announced their separation on November 30, 2016, after a last concert on April 5, 2017.

Eths cited as influences Meshuggah, Tool, Gojira, Korn, Sepultura, and Metallica. They also appreciated electro, hip hop and jazz. Clot cited alternative rock band Hole as an early influence. Clot had no female voices as references but respected the work of My Ruin’s Tairrie B.Aspe said her early influences include Slipknot and Walls Of Jericho, bands that made her discover “her vocal range while growling”.

Eths’ musical style was described as Metalcore, Groove Metal, and Nu metal. La Dépêche du Midi described the band as “Practising a neo-metal imbued with Black Metal and unscrupulously favouring a slight tendency for Death Metal.”Metal Hammer called the band “Dark Tech-Metal”.

Author Jérôme Alberola wrote that Autopsie, Samantha and Soma displayed “Gothic-Tinged Death Metal” featuring blast beats that directed the band’s musical aggression towards “the deathcore subgenre”. Heavy metal magazine Hard Force labelled Soma as alternative metal,Tératologie and Ankaa as Death Metal, and III as Metalcore.

Bihl stated the band liked to mix styles because they tended to get weary. Clot emphasised, “We do Metal because it brings together all our influences, and we all like different things, without labels.”

Clot was the primary lyricist, but Bihl and Dupré also took part on the writing.

On 15 December 2022, the official Eths Facebook page was updated with the status “Eths 2023”. Shortly after, the band was confirmed to perform at Hellfest in June 2023


Stéphane “Staif” Bihl
Marc “Roswell” Burghoffer
Candice Clot
Guillaume “Yom” Dupré
Grégory “Greg” Rouvière
Damien Rivoal
Rachel Aspe

Studio Albums

2004 : Soma

2007 : Tératologie

2012 : III

2012 : Soma (réédition 2012)

2016 : Ankaa