Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Départe. The Australian extreme metal underground insiders’ tip will release its debut album via this label.

Regarding their signing, Départe comment: “We are deeply honoured to be working with Season of Mist. This label is home to such a great number of amazing bands, many of which have had a direct influence on us as musicians. It is an immense privilege for us to be made at home among them, especially so early in our career. Our signing to such an illustrious label makes us all the more excited to complete the writing process for our debut full length so we can get it recorded and released and get back on the road. We believe Season of Mist to be a label that understands our artistic vision and will create an environment for us as a collective to continue to do what we love, and to grow and expand our art with integrity and sincerity. Needless to say we are all waiting with bated breath to see what the future holds for us!”

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 volume 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 are currently working hard to write and record their debut full-length , which is tentatively set for release in 2016.

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