Etherna was born in the summer of 2006 from an idea of the brothers Alessio and Alessandro Lucatti, who finally manage to give life to a project already created in the previous years, that combines the personal experiences of the various members of the band with their vast musical influences. Then, bassist and friend Davide Mei, who was playing in an Iron Maiden tribute band, joins the band. The search for the drummer leads to the choice of the young and promising Francesco Micieli, Empoli-based drummer with a great future. Finally, Giacomo Boschetto, who was also an old friend of the Lucatti brothers, becomes the passionate voice of Etherna. From that moment on, many concerts are performed (one of the most memorable is the White Night in Pisa with 1,500 appearances) with a great response from the crowd. The next step will lead the band into the studio to record their first album, Etherna published by the historic Italian label Underground Symphony. In January 2008, the rhythm section leaves the band. After months and months of silence, Etherna finally returns to music with two new elements: the eclectic Matteo Amoroso (ex Vision Divine, Eldritch, Athena) on drums and powerful bass player Marco Serani (ex Violent Cocks, Dome la Muerte and the Diggers). With them, Etherna find new energy and new ideas that will bring them back into the studio for the second album, marked by a whole new style and a new singer, Andrea Racco (Opening Scenery).
The new work, called Forgotten Beholder, deals with the relationship with death. Unusually, however, the theme of death is treated taking a cue from the comic "Sandman" (Neil Gaiman, DC Comics), where the harvester is seen as a beautiful girl who leads the concept’s protagonist, a boy tired and frustrated by his own existence, into another dimension. A romantic vision of death seen not as a negative force, but as an element of rebirth.