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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

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

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