New song: DÉPARTE – Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)
- by Rune Grande
- Posted on 01-09-2016
Proudly presents the premiere of
"Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)"
From the forthcoming new album
Release date: Oktober 14, 2016
Gatefold double LP in various colors
DÉPARTE comment: "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."
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!
(Photo: Ali Davis)
1. Seas of Glass
2. Ashes in Bloom
4. Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)
5. Mara’s Choir
Sam Dishington: guitar, vocals
Michael Rankine: drums
Mitchell Golding: guitar
Jarrod Sorbian: bass