DÉPARTE were formed in Hobart, Tasmania as a black metal quartet in 2011. They intended to create dark, brooding atmospheric black metal with a focus on an intense, hypnotic live performance, but with the addition of a second guitarist, their sound developed further.

The band shed their face paint and started to drift from the more traditional black metal ethos; incorporated elements from various other genres such as post metal, drone, doom and death metal.
The combination of these ingredients has resulted in something unique, emotive and truly powerful.