Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2004.

Radio station: Listen to music by Lethe

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Currently writing new songs, experimenting with new instruments, performing, recording.

Sound description: Instrumental rock/metal with sound experimentation

Influences: Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Kyuss, Smashing Pumpkins, Opeth, Queens of the Stone Age, Rush, Tool, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Fucking Champs

Similar to: Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Kyuss, Coalesce, Tool, This Building is Cursed, Pelican, The Mars Volta, Salt the Earth, Mastadon, Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Dysrhythmia, The Esoteric, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Sparowes, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky


Alt / Indie rock, Experimental / Noise, Metal / Hardcore


In ancient days, dreamers pondered the nature of human existence. Over time, others of like minds shared similar ideas of time and being. These eager thinkers inspired future genereations as curious as their predecessors to integrate the old ideas and tales into their own systems of belief.

It was of this spirit that the mythological river Lethe transcended from campfire stories to somber shores flowing along the graves of ancient Greeks. After death, a new life was believed to sprout from the deathbeds of the recently deceased. Along their journey, these souls would find themselves drinking from the waters of the Lethe. At first taste, memories of the past would begin to fade and eventually be washed free from conciousness forever. In this fashion, an individual was released from their former life, free to begin another.

In their own unique way, the ancient Greeks who planned their journey to the Lethe explained the concepts of growth and change. Life could be viewed as an experiment, or rather palette, to which each artist adds their own color. With such a canvas, there is always room for addition.

It is in this spirit that the Lawrence four piece instrumental rock outfit Lethe crafts their musical scores. Calling upon the foundations of their predecessors, Lethe engages in a musical journey of experimentation and observation. As artwork, their songs take shape where others left off by blending new concepts with those established by the ancients. Lethe invites you to drink from its sonic waters and forget, for the moment, the life you've left behind.