Jul 14

DÉPARTE reveal debut album details, announce Australian tour


Australia’s extreme metal luminaries DÉPARTE have announced the first details behind their debut full-length album. The album, titled “Failure, Subside” will be released by Season of Mist internationally on October 14 later this year.

The album artwork for “Failure Subside” can be seen above.

Regarding the artwork, the band comments, “The artwork for ‘Failure, Subside’ deals with feelings of guilt, loss, anxiety, fear, and defeat, closely reflecting the themes throughout the album. These emotions are intimate, almost claustrophobic, clinging to us like dirt – we hold them close, swallow them, hide them away like scars for fear of the shame that comes from the exposure of weakness.”

Photography : Alistair Davis
Editing : Sam Dishington and Michael Rankine
Model : Zac Blain

DÉPARTE have announced Australian live dates in support of their debut full-length. The trek begins on October 29 in Brisbane, and continues throughout the country hitting Sidney, Perth, Adelaide, and more.

Regarding the tour, DÉPARTE comment: “After more than a year since our last live performance, we are set to tour Australia this Spring in support of our debut album, ‘Failure, Subside’. The stage is where we feel the most at home, where we can truly express ourselves and create a deeply engaging, visceral experience for our audience. To say we are excited about this would be an understatement.”

DÉPARTE (Sam Dishington, guitar & vocals, Michael Rankine, drums, Mitchell Golding, guitar
Jarrod Sorbian, bass ) was formed in 2011 as a 4 piece with the intention to create dark, brooding atmospheric black metal with a focus on intense, hypnotic live performances.  As the band developed with the addition of a second guitarist, DÉPARTE began to stray from more traditional black metal ethos, shedding the face paint and incorporating elements from various other genres, such as post-metal, drone, doom and death metal. The new influences resulted in unique, emotive and truly powerful songwriting.

In their relatively short career thus far, DÉPARTE have already shared the stage with acclaimed international artists such as GORGUTS, ULCERATE, WORMED, PORTAL, NE OBLIVISCARIS and more, solely on the back of their first official demo released in November 2014. DÉPARTE’s official demo, titled ‘demo [MMXIV]’ is streaming now at the DÉPARTE bandcamp page.

DÉPARTE tour dates:
Oct. 29 Brisbane (AU) @ Crowbar
Nov. 4 Launceston (AU) @ Club 54 (+No Haven)
Nov. 5 Hobart (AU)  @ The Brisbane Hotel (+No Haven)
Nov. 18 Sydney (AU) @ The Bald Faced Stag (+No Haven)
Nov. 19 Melbourne (AU) @ The Bendigo Hotel (+No Haven)
Nov. 25 Perth (AU) @ Amplifier
Dec. 3  Adelaide (AU) @ Enigma Bar (+No Haven)

Updated DEPARTE news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the DEPARTE and Facebook page.

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