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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

    New Metal First

    New Metal First
    1 song

    Metalcore

    Metalcore
    4 songs

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

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