French metallers ETHS have announced the departure of guitarist Grégory “Greg” Rouvière. Greg has been part of the group from the very beginning (1999) and has participated in all three full length albums that the band has released. He will not be replaced, which means that ETHS will now work as a four-piece band.
Short statement from the band: “We wish Greg all the best in his future endeavors. We will never forget the great times we had together and hope for that hiatus to be short-lived. Greg will not be replaced and ETHS is now a four-piece band.”
Greg states: “Hello everyone! Due to my injury and a couple of personal issues, I decided to put my musical career on a hiatus. I will stay close to the band because we are friends above all, but I had to make that decision even if it breaks my heart. I count on all of you to keep on supporting ETHS, especially since the recent induction of Rachel brings the highest hopes for the future. Thank you all for those wonderful memories I’ll cherish forever.”
Source: The Gauntlet