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Music / ETHS

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ETHS with former founding vocalist, Candice Clot
ETHS with current vocalist, Rachel Aspe

Originally formed as What's the fuck in 1996, ETHS (alternately spelled as Eths) is a French goth/death/melodic/heavy metal/Alternative Metal band formed in the city of Marseille. The original lineup of ETHS, including former vocalist Candice Clot, came together in 1999 when the band was renamed to Melting Point. After the founding lineup was complete, the band again changed their name to "Hets", which they then decided to change to ETHS after realizing "Hets" sounded like the English word "heterosexual".

The band publicly disbanded in 2017.

Studio Albums:
  • Eths (1999)
  • Autopsie (2000)
  • Soma (2004)
  • Samantha (2002)
  • Autopsie / Samantha (2004)
  • Tératologie (2007)
  • III (2012)
  • Ex Umbra In Solem (2014)
  • Ankaa (2016)


  • Candice Clot - vocals (1999-2012)
  • Rachel Aspe - vocals (2013-present)
  • Stéphane "Staif" Bihl - guitar, samples, vocals (1999-Present)
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  • Damien Rivoal - bass (2011-present)
  • Marc "Roswell" Burghoffer - bass (1999-2006)
  • R.U.L - drums (2015-present)
  • Guillaume "Yom" Dupré - drums (1999–2006, 2011–2015)
  • Grégory "Greg" Rouvière - guitar (1999-2013)

This group provides examples of:

  • The Band Minus the Face: Most people who have heard of ETHS but haven't paid attention to the band have no clue who any of the members are aside from Candice Clot.
  • Cover Version: III featured a particularly badass cover of "Music" by Madonna.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: The majority of ETHS's music is in French (given that they are a French metal band...from France) with some occasional songs written either entirely in English, or French with Gratuitous English thrown in.
  • Expy:
    • During the time when Clot was the vocalist, international fans tended to claim the band was essentially Dir en grey but with a girl.
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    • Some fans also consider Rachel Aspe to be this to Alissa White-Gluz, since both were chosen as replacements to long-time vocalists of well-known and respected bands (Gluz taking over for Angela Gossow around the same time).
  • Last Note Nightmare:
    • "Bulimiarexia" ends with the sound of a woman puking into a toilet.
    • "Priape" ends with a woman screaming and the sound of repetitive, muffled thumping. The terrifying implications are strong in that song.
  • Mood Whiplash: "Détruis moi" begins with fervent guitar and Metal Screams galore, and then transitions into a surprisingly calm verse.
  • Soprano and Gravel: Inverted. Candice offered guest vocals for the song "Dead White Skin" by Punish in the female clean vocals for the role of the gravel.


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