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

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