DÉPARTE are unleashing the first vitriolic song taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Failure, Subside'. The release date of their debut album has been slated on the 14th of October. 'Failure, Subside' is now exclusively streaming via Metalitalia
Frontman Sam Dishington comments on behalf of DÉPARTE: "Our new track 'Vessel' is a reaction to deeply entrenched feelings of isolation and futility. It deals with the despair of being stranded in that place, that void, and even still finding peace, stillness, and victory, drawing you out into the light. From a musical standpoint, 'Vessel' is quite broad, touching on many of the elements you can expect to hear throughout the rest of the album. Dark, crushing and dissonant, yet in the same breath powerful and emotive."
The Australian post-black metal extremists have previously revealed the cover art of 'Failure, Subside', which is based on a photograph by Alistair Davis of Zac Blain that has been edited by Sam Dishington and Michael Rankine. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
1. Seas of Glass
2. Ashes in Bloom
4. Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)
5. Mara's Choir
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!
Sam Dishington: guitar, vocals
Michael Rankine: drums
Mitchell Golding: guitar
Jarrod Sorbian: bass