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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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Albums by
Parkway Drive

Top Songs by
Parkway Drive

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

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