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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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Parkway Drive

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

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