Effigy was formed in 1993 from Drummer Salvatore D'Elia, guitarist Frank Spaeti and bassist Alain Wilfrat. They played their music in a humble garage, for a couple of months, as they found the vocalist Mathan. Effigy played some gigs near the capital, but then Mathan left the band.
With Salvatore's brother Luciano they got a new singer, who tried to give his best for them.
In 1997 Effigy recorded a simple album at the stuffy rooms of their rehearsal place, which helped them to get the next gigs. At this time they played a lot in their hangout the "Aarehütte“ that lied on the riverside in a suburb in front of the city of Bern. After playing a lot of shows all along the next years, Effigy achieved a moderate popularity in the scene of Death Metal and extreme Music. In 2002 they produced a live album that was recorded at the "Gaskessel" in Bern. The release never was a wide choice, because that was the last concert in this combination. They became differences between each other, after a lot of discussions the drummer Salvatore left the band. This happening were decisive for the next year, when Effigy were incomplete in its combination. For that reason they decided to give it all up. But in 2007 Frank presented Alain - after a football match - a couple of new guitar riffs that he had written. But in between that reunion and the actual reformation two years were passing by.
In year 2009 Matthias was the drummer in a Death Metal Band called Mephitication, whose singer were a friend of Luciano, so they met and after the three friends had thought about the next steps to reform, they were rehearsing already.
The rebuild of the band tooks about twenty-four months, after the band were ready to play more shows then one or two in a year.
Effigy established himself in the Swiss Death Metal Scene and got more and more possibilities to play live shows.
In autumn 2015 they released their first full-length album “The Unreachable” after twenty-two years since formation.