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

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