Australia’s extreme metal luminaries DÉPARTE are streaming the second new track from their debut full-length album, ‘Failure, Subside’. The track, a compelling, imposing piece titled “Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)” is streaming now at Lambgoat.
Regarding the new track, the band comments: “Our new track ‘Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)’ speaks of both regret and restoration – the suffocating guilt of wounds inflicted through one’s own malice and inaction, counterpointed by the sweetness of renewal and rebirth. Things that once were dead are seeing new life, and old wounds are transformed into things of beauty. ‘Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)’ is sonically crushing, sinister, and hypnotic, trailing the lyrics throughout from overwhelming darkness, through contemplation, into cathartic emotional release.”
‘Failure, Subside’ will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on October 14 later this year. Pre-orders are available across multiple CD and LP formats at the official Season of Mist E-Shop.
The album artwork for “Failure Subside” can be seen above.
DÉPARTE recently 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)