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

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