DÉPARTE are now announcing a European tour with Danish-Italian blackened core outfit HEXIS, which will hit the roads of the old continent in April and May.
DÉPARTE comment: “This Spring will see us returning to Europe in support of our debut album, ‘Failure, Subside’. This time we will travel with Danish blackened hardcore veterans HEXIS. It has been over 3 years since we last set foot on European soil, and we can’t wait to perform in new cities and old.”
A list of all currently confirmed dates can be viewed below – including the soon to start Australian shows with MAYHEM and BÖLZER.
DÉPARTE will be touring in support of their debut full-length ‘Failure, Subside’.
DÉPARTE stated: “Our new album, ‘Failure, Subside’ is an exploration grief, isolation, and loss, shifting seamlessly between states of sheer terror, disquieting serenity, and crushing dissonance. It was written with a focus on emotional catharsis, lyrical honesty, and a thick, suffocating atmosphere. Light and shade, both in the lyrical and musical sense, play a huge part in what we as a band endeavour to accomplish, and I feel like this album captures exactly what we had aimed for right from the beginning.”
The cover art of ‘Failure, Subside’ is based on a photograph by Alistair Davis of Zac Blain that has been edited by Sam Dishington and Michael Rankine.
Darkness descends, physically oppressive, a heavy weight on the chest. Black tendrils probing, intruding, coldness seeps into skull and bones. Pain and a crushing despair grip the soul. Yet this bleak onslaught is as precise as methodical. A grim determination drives this spike deep into the heart. With their debut album ‘Failure, Subside’, DÉPARTE set a new benchmark for musical viciousness.
DÉPARTE were formed in Hobart, Tasmania as a black metal quartet at first under the name ØRANNIS in 2011. The Australians intended to create dark, brooding atmospheric black metal with a focus on an intense, hypnotic live performance. Yet with the addition of a second guitarist, their sound developed further.
DÉPARTE started to drift from the more traditional black metal ethos, shed their face paint and incorporated elements from various other genres, such as post metal, drone, doom and death metal. The combination of these ingredients resulted in something unique, emotive and truly powerful.
DÉPARTE released their first official demo ‘MMXIV’, which contained two tracks in November 2014. It speaks volumes that the band was already invited to share stages with local heroes such as NE OBLIVISCARIS, PORTAL, and THE AMENTA as well as international heavy-weights from the calibre of GORGUTS, ULCERATE, WORMED, ABSU, and many more.
DÉPARTE then proceeded to record their debut full-length ‘Failure, Subside’, an album which is now ready to sink its claws into any unwary listener. Beware of this black beast!