Genre – Hard Rock / Rock/ Melodic Rock
As seen sharing stages with – Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Aiden, The Answer and many more.
‘Steal Your Crown’ is the début single by Southwest, UK rock band DEPARTED
Their début E.P. “DEPARTED” is set for Digital release date – June 18th. Pre-sale May 18th
The EP will consist of 7 exciting new tracks featuring –
Ben Brookland the former lead guitarist for the young UK rock band The Treatment who has become one of the most respected and exciting young players on the scene in years. He has recorded two hit albums with The Treatment and toured the world supporting such rock legends as Slash, KISS,
Motley Crüe , Status Quo ,Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Alice Cooper and many more! The Treatment received critical acclaim and were nominated as “Best newcomer” at the Classic Rock awards. Also Ben is an Orange amps endorsee and is constantly flying the flag for young British rock talent.
Mark Pascall Lead singer for the band Empire of Fools (www.empireoffools.co.uk) who have received critical acclaim over the past couple of years from some of the top publications in the business. Mark has been featured in publications such as Bass Guitar magazine as well as writing “Devil inside” which featured as a Classic Rock Magazines “Track of the week”, plus being included on their cover-mount CD. EofF has had vast worldwide airplay including stations such as Planet Rock Radio and the BBC. Mark has supporting the likes of Reef, The Darkness, The Answer, Status Quo and having played at prestigious venues such as the CIA as well as many of the countries top festivals. Mark is an Orange amps endorsee.
Chris Rivers Whilst DEPARTED have a permanent drummer the EP also features special guest Chris Rivers on drums. Chris is known for his energetic style and hails from one of the UK’s hottest bands Heaven’s Basement and previously Roadstar.
Set to be one of the most exciting début EP’s of the year! Full to the brim with riffs, hooks and melodies which are sure to blow you away and leave you hungry for more! Turn it up and witness the future of British rock!
Feedback to the band has already been uniformly positive:
“Sexual” – Mike James Rock Show
“Loving Departed’s new stuff. Killer riffs, killer hooks and killer choruses. What’s not to like?! Keep an eye on these boys.” – Neil Jones, STAR Radio 107.9/1FM
“If it’s the very last thing I do, I will be buying a copy of Steal Your Crown by Departed. Classic rock never sounded better.” – My Global Mind Magazine
Live shows 2016:
30th Apr BMAD Bike Festival – Paignton w/ Johnny Warman
1st May Coach House – Paignton w/ SQY
2nd May The Junction – Plymouth
14th May Dartmouth Music Festival
28th May Norton Bike Rally – Calstock
8th Jul Apple & Parrot, Torquay
12th Aug Livewire, Saltash w/ Phil Campbells All Starr Band (Mötorhead)
23rd Sep Looe Music Festival – Main Stage w/ Wilko Johnson, Bryan Ferry, Fun Lovin’ Criminals
More dates to be announced very soon!!
Mark Pascall (Empire of Fools) – Vocals / Guitars
Ben Brookland (The Treatment) – Lead Guitar
Howie Spring – Bass
Connor Spring – Drums