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Parkway Drive

Hailing from the hippie-loving beachfront town of Byron Bay, Australia, metalcore outfit Parkway Drive blasted out of their serene surroundings touting a volatile blend of intricate metal riffing, punishing breakdowns, and hardcore's emotional tension. Named after a rural countryside road, the band was formed in summer 2003 by vocalist Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, drummer Ben Gordon, and bassist Jia O'Connor. They split an EP with like-minded countrymen I Killed the Prom Queen that same year, and later appeared on the local hardcore compilation What We've Built. In May 2005, Parkway Drive's debut EP, Don't Close Your Eyes, was released on the Sydney-based Resist Records. They continued building a respected name for themselves in the Australian hardcore scene, often opening for Bleeding Through, Shadows Fall, Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and other American bands who were touring abroad. For its full-length debut, the band journeyed to the U.S., recording in Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage). Recorded over a two-week period in 2005, Killing with a Smile entered the Australian Independent Chart at number two upon its February 2006 release. The debut album sold extremely well across the country and later saw a North American release through Epitaph Records in August of that year. For its sophomore effort, the band again traveled to Massachusetts to reprise its successful partnership with Dutkiewicz. The metallic Horizons was released by Epitaph in October 2007. In 2010 the band came back with its third full-length effort, Deep Blue, which landed Parkway Drive an ARIA award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. In 2012 Atlas arrived, a more adventurous and varied album with production assistance by Slayer producer Matt Hyde. Parkway Drive continued to alter their sound, striving for a more varied, decidedly metal approach on their fifth album, 2015's Ire. ~ Corey Apar & Andrew Leahey
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Parkway Drive

  1.   Song
  2.   Vice Grip
  3.   Dark Days
  4.   Old Ghost/New Regrets
  5.   Fractures
  6.   Wild Eyes
  7.   The Siren's Song
  8.   Crushed
  9.   Devil's Calling
  10.   The Slow Surrender
  11.   Sleepwalker
  12.   Pandora
  13.   Destroyer
  14.   Writings on the Wall
  15.   Dedicated
  16.   Romance Is Dead
  17.   Dead Man's Chest
  18.   Bottom Feeder
  19.   Carrion
  20.   A Deathless Song
  21.   The Sound of Violence
  22.   Deliver Me
  23.   Vicious
  24.   It's Hard To Speak Without A Tongue
  25.   Deadweight
  26.   Blue and the Grey
  27.   Gimme a D
  28.   The River
  29.   Hollow
  30.   Anasasis (Xenophontis)
  31.   Karma
  32.   ...
  33.   Sleight of Hand
  34.   Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
  35.   Horizons
  36.   Idols and Anchors
  37.   A Cold Day In Hell
  38.   Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em
  39.   Guns For Show, Knives For A Pro
  40.   Atlas
  41.   Leviathan I
  42.   Moments in Oblivion
  43.   Wreckage
  44.   Home Is for the Heartless
  45.   Alone
  46.   Five Months
  47.   Sparks
  48.   Unrest
  49.   Set to Destroy
  50.   Pressures
  51.   Boneyards
  52.   Blackout
  53.   Dying to Believe
  54.   Snake Oil and Holy Water
  55.   Swing
  56.   Dream Run
  57.   Samsara
  58.   Frostbite
  59.   Breaking Point
  60.   Begin
  61.   Mutiny
  62.   Dead Dreams
  63.   Smoke 'Em If You've Got 'Em
  64.   Feed Them to the Pigs
  65.   Picture Perfect, Pathetic
  66.   Flesh, Bone and Weakness
  67.   The Siren Song
  68.   Feed 'Em to the Pigs
  69.   Don't Close Your Eyes
  70.   The Cruise
  71.   You're Over
  72.   Looks Like Yoda
  73.   Bonus Material
  74.   Pitcture, Perfect, Pathetic
  75.   Detroyer
  76.   The Sounds of Violence

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