It’s interesting to see the number of bands you can find at a festival like Hellfest, even bands that are not in the bill are sometimes there just promoting their albums of just enjoying the live sets. We were lucky enough to come across with French extreme metal band Eths who was just hanging out and getting some press done for their new album Ankka.
I discover Eths a few years ago when i received a copy of their EP Ex Umbra In Solem (2014) which was the debut of their new singer Rachel Aspe, Since then they have been in constant rotation in my playlists. Their new album Ankka was released last April and it definitely represents the state of Eths right now, and how Rachel fits perfectly on this band.
Tracks like Amaterasu, Seditio, Ve Victis, and Alkinat shows different phases of Eths, and how their music is not only aggressive but at the same time is open to being mixed with other genres creating a beautiful disaster of clean, melodic and grunting vocals. I was hoping to catch a Eths show during my time in France, unfortunately, they didn’t have anything scheduled during that time. I was surprised to see them at the press tent at Hellfest but at the same time glad that the opportunity presented itself to talk to them about everything Eths related.
We talked with Staif (guitars) and Rachel (vocals) of Eths about the band’s new album Ankka, the reception of Rachel as their new vocalist, their plans for 2016 and what they think about touring the US someday.