love this band. shame to see em go but no better reason than "continuing to sing could literally kill me"
Digging: Coff - You&I
Yeah, I’m gutted as they are genuinely one of my favourite bands to the extent that I named my band after a song from their last album. However, the reasoning is 100% valid, even if it takes the piss that yet another one of my favourite bands splits up while mediocre bands like Nickelback and Scouting for Girls continue to release music.
Damn this is unfortunate, these guys were so good. Hope the homie stays healthy
Digging: Lost For Life - We All Share The Blame
This is a very sad reason to not be able to play music anymore.
Digging: Bone Awl - An Obelisk Marks the Line
i think it’s great that instead of trying to find another vocalist they’re just calling it quits. shows how much they care about their friend. mad respect
totally respectable move. hope he stays healthy
That sucks they have to disband, but totally understand why. Hope he stays healthy!
Digging: Crystal Lake - The Voyages
they have departed
I hope James makes a full recovery, but man... I am absolutely gutted by this.
Digging: The Microphones - Microphones in 2020
This sucks. I loved these guys and was actually hoping for a new album. All the best to James.
sad news having to be forced into this through health stuff but ultimately the best thing they could have done, great band in any case. hopefully some of the members will go on to other projects because theyre all pretty talented
Rip to one of the modern UK greats
"sad news having to be forced into this through health stuff but ultimately the best thing they could have done, great band in any case. hopefully some of the members will go on to other projects because theyre all pretty talented"
Their guitarist Danny is in a band called Antiguo that meld Melodic Hardcore with Post Punk. I definitely recommend checking them out
is this band any good
If you're into melodic hardcore these guys are top tier. Definitely check em out.
I bet they became a band simply so people could easy puns when they inevitably broke up
Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence
departures to depart
this is the saddest fucking news ever i hope his health can improve and be able to do the shows at least without trouble. at least they left behind one of the most impressive discographies of any modern underground emo band around so i'm not too upset
how the absolute fuck is this not called Departures Depart i'm fucking shaking
Digging: HellHammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Holy fuck, this band was great! Sad to see they're calling it quits but understandable. I hope James and the rest of the band finds happiness in future endeavours.
Sucks, great band.
The 2010s are now even starting to feel like they’re coming to end.
yea no shit
fuck sad day last album was amazing
Digging: Misery Signals - Controller
dude Weak Before Winter from the Escaping EP is still one of my favorite songs ever
Digging: Run the Jewels - RTJ4
@tuna yeeeah buddy
Only the real ones know about Fuck Living With Sadness.
rip, great band
Digging: Skeletal - Bitterness and Burning Hatred
I saw this coming after I saw footage from a recent show they played. He seemed very reluctant to scream.
Yeah, they went pretty quiet after that show, but of course, that's due to his diagnosis.
No "Departures depart the music industry" headline?
Fucking tragic. Imagine having to quit something you love because it could kill you. RIP, i loved this band.
Digging: Thaetas - Shrines to Absurdity
^ This, the most tragic thing is that it seems like the band would happily continue if this wasn't the case. Even more tragic than the fact that they're splitting up while Nickelback, Falling in Reverse, Scouting for Girls, Brokencyde, and 30 Seconds to Mars are still active.
Gonna miss these guys and Casey.
This shit sucks man.
Departures and Casey splitting a year apart from each other is pretty heartbreaking. I also get the feeling that Touche Amore might split up after their next album...
This is the worst. Wish I had a chance to see them live
Digging: 100 Gecs - 1000 gecs
Casey and then this. Even more sad than before. Totally understand, but sadd.
anybody else been jamming "Death Touches Us,,," much recently? i feel like it was such an overlooked record, and deserves tenfold of the fans bc it is easily their most cohesive album imho
Easily best among their peers. Sad to see them go, but health has to come first.
Sad news. Again one melodic hardcore band less. They were one of my favourites.
Death Touches Us definitely deserved more attention, possibly one of my favourite albums of the decade (although I’m always flip flopping between that and Teenage Haze). It’s unfortunate that it came out at a time when the Rock Press (I.e. Kerrang! and Rock Sound) were trying to push 5 Seconds of Summer as a Rock Band and the underground scene wasn’t getting as much attention as it has been in the past couple of years.
The first two are my favorites but i like Death a lot too.
Death Touches Us is super underrated. Memorial makes me cry occasionally, It's just so sad.
^ In hindsight, Memorial is actually a pretty decent swansong for them
When Losing Everything is such a damn good album, jammed it a few days ago and it still slaps
i don't know this behind but i certainly found "I may not be able to give it everything the way that I used to, so we need as many of you as possible to come to these shows and lend us your voice, and say goodbye to Departures with us." very poignant
Emotive melodic hardcore vocalist has to quit because his literal heart can't take the strain of tour life. This is some Shakespeare plot kinda shit.
Definitely a bummer. These guys released some really incredible stuff.