Départe Announce European Tour for 2018

And are travelling with Danish hardcore veterans Hexis...

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. The band 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.



12 Apr 18 Oldenburg (DE) Alhambra

13 Apr 18 Darmstadt (DE) Oetinger Villa

14 Apr 18 Esslingen (DE) Into Nothingness

15 Apr 18 Offenburg (DE) Punk! Not Music Fest

16 Apr 18 Bremgarten (CH) Kuzeb

17 Apr 18 Tübingen (DE) Epplehaus

22 Apr 18 Clermont-Ferrand FR (FR) Raymond Bar

23 Apr 18 Toulouse (FR) Les Pavillons Sauvages

24 Apr 18 Barcelona (ES) La Biblio

25 Apr 18 Madrid (ES) Cadillac Solitario

26 Apr 18 Lisboa (PT) Disgraca

27 Apr 18 Barroselas (PT) SWR Metalfest

30 Apr 18 Montpellier (FR) The Black Sheep

01 May 18 Saint Etienne (FR) Thunderbird Lounge

02 May 18 Altkirch (FR) l'Oasis

03 May 18 Bielefeld (DE) Potemkin Bar

04 May 18 Ålborg (DK) 1000 Fryd

05 May 18 Århus (DK) Radar


DÉPARTE Australia


17 Jan 18 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts

18 Jan 18 Sydney (AU) Max Watts

19 Jan 18 Brisbane (AU) The Triffid


DÉPARTE will be touring in support of their debut full-length 'Failure, Subside'. The band stated on their latest release: "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."

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. The band 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.