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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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Stations Featuring
Parkway Drive

    New Metal First

    New Metal First
    1 song

    Metalcore

    Metalcore
    4 songs

Albums by
Parkway Drive

Top Songs by
Parkway Drive

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

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