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Parkway Drive

Formed: 2003
From: Byron Bay, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Parkway Drive News

Below is our complete Parkway Drive news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Parkway Drive Reveals New Album Details

Australia's Parkway Drive will release fifth album, "Ire," this coming September 25th on Epitaph. A video featuring death defying stunts for the track "Vice Grip" can also be seen below. Vocalist Winston McCall comments:

“This is the album for us. Every single step of the way, whenever there was gamble to take, we took the biggest one we could. If this isn’t the album that can go further than anything we thought was possible with this band and this type of music, that’s fine, but we can’t go back from this as far as we’re concerned.”

Pre-orders for "Ire" are available at this location and Parkway Drive will tour worldwide in support of the release, with U.S. dates to be announced soon. The album's track listing is:

1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song More...

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Parkway Drive Premieres New Music Video And Song

Parkway Drive premieres a music video for the new song titled "Vice Grip" taken from the upcoming new album "Ire" which will be released on September 25th via Epitaph Records.

States frontman Winston McCall about the new album: "This is the album for us. Every single step of the way, whenever there was gamble to take, we took the biggest one we could. If this isn’t the album that can go further than anything we thought was possible with this band and this type of music, that’s fine, but we can’t go back from this as far as we’re concerned."

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Carnifex To Tour With Parkway Drive

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex will be touring Europe this November/December alongside Australian heavyweights Parkway Drive, German metalcore pioneers Heaven Shall Burn, with additional support from Northlane.

Carnifex will be playing in support of latest album "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), and you can catch the show on any of these dates:

29.11.14 Sweden Stockholm @ Arenan
30.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
01.12.14 Denmark Copenhagen @ Amager Bio
02.12.14 Germany Berlin @ Columbiahalle
03.12.14 Germany Offenbach @ Stadthalle
04.12.14 Czech Rep Prague @ Roxy
05.12.14 Germany München @ Zenith
06.12.14 Hungary Budapest @ Barba Negra
07.12.14 Austria Wien @ Gasometer
08.12.14 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
09.12.14 Switzerland Zurich @ Volkshaus
10.12.14 Belgium Deinze @ De Brielpoort
11.12.14 Holland Tilburg @ 013
12.12.14 UK London @ Roundhouse
13.12.14 UK Newcastle @ o2 Academy
14.12.14 UK Glasgow @ Barrowland
15.12.14 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
16.12.14 UK Bristol @ o2 Academy
17.12.14 UK Manchester @ Academy
18.12.14 France Paris @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
19.12.14 Germany Köln @ Palladium
20.12.14 Germany Leipzig @ Haus Auensee
21.12.14 Germany Hamburg @ Sporthalle More...

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Parkway Drive Announces U.S. Shows

Australian hardcore band Parkway Drive is excited to announce plans to make a triumphant return to North American for a brief run on the West Coast in support of the band’s latest release "Atlas."

The tour will kick off Thursday, January 30th in Phoenix, AZ and wrap Wednesday, February 5th in Pomona, CA. Joining the group will be Upon A Burning Body and Betrayal. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 20.

Jan 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Jan 31 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 1 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 2 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb 3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb 4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Feb 5 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse More...

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We Came As Romans Gearing Up For Tour

Detroit, Michigan-based act We Came As Romans will kick off a European tour as direct support to Australian heavyweights Parkway Drive next Thursday, November 7th in Würzburg, Germany.

The band is touring in support of the "Tracing Back Roots" album, which was released earlier this year. A greeting video from the band can be viewed below. Dates for the upcoming track are available after the jump. More...

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WCAR Announces Vans Music Night Dates

Detroit, Michigan act We Came As Romans will be part of this year's Vans Off The Wall Music Night alongside Parkway Drive, Memphis May Fire, and Like Moths to Flames. See full routing below.

Commented the band: "We're super excited to be coming back to Europe for our fifth time! And this time we're going to be bringing along some new music that we've never been able to play overseas! We haven't been able to tour with Parkway Drive since our very first time in Europe in 2010 on the Never Say Die tour, so it's really exciting for us to be able to support them. We're also on the Vans Warped Tour right now in the States, and it's been amazing - I expect nothing less out of the Europe Vans Warped Tour!" More...

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Parkway Drive Releases New Music Video

Parkway Drive has released a brand new video for "Wild Eyes," taken from "Atlas" album. Check out the clip below.

"This video basically continues on where 'Dark Days' left off," says drummer Ben Gordon who notes that both videos were the concept of director Aaron Hymes. "Dark Days' was commentary on present day and showed the worlds state of environmental Crisis. 'Wild Eyes' is set in the near future, after the World has been destroyed by man."

Gordon goes on to say, "the lyrical concept of 'Wild Eyes' deals with inevitable the end of the world and the impact of our actions so we ran with that idea pretty literally, taking inspiration from post apocalyptic images portrayed through films over the years. We are all stoked on this video!" More...

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Veil Of Maya To Support Parkway Drive

Veil of Maya has announced the band will be touring with Parkway Drive and While She Sleeps this coming March and April, 2013. The tour poster is available below, and the dates are as follows:

3/29 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/30 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/31 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
4/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/03 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/04 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
4/05 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/06 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/07 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/08 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/09 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/10 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
4/11 Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
4/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Downstairs
4/15 Montreal, Canada @ Metropolis
4/16 Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Hall
4/17 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/19 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall More...

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Parkway Drive Announces North American Shows

Australia'a Parkway Drive is excited to announce plans to make a triumphant return to North America for a blistering headlining spring tour in support of the band’s latest release "Atlas."

The tour will kick off Friday, March 29th in San Diego, CA and wrap up Friday, April 19th in Detroit, MI. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 18th. All on sale times and locations can be found right here. Fans can check out a special announcement from Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall in the player below. More...

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Parkway Drive Streaming Full New Album

Australia's Parkway Drive is currently streaming the band's fourth album, "Atlas," which is set to be released via Epitaph Records on October 30th. Check out the full album stream through the YouTube player available below. The album's track listing is:

1. Sparks - 2:18
2. Old Ghost / New Regrets - 2:50
3. Dream Run - 4:09
4. Wild Eyes - 4:19
5. Dark Days - 4:05
6. The River - 5:27
7. Swing - 3:32
8. The Slow Surrender - 4:14
9. Atlas - 4:09
10. Sleight of Hand - 4:27
11. Snake Oil and Holy Water- 2:49
12. Blue and the Grey - 5:47 More...

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Parkway Drive Streaming New Song Online

Parkway Drive has unleashed a brand new track from the soon to be released fourth album "Atlas," which is due out October 30th via Epitaph Records. The new track titled "Old Ghost / New Regrets" can be streamed through the player below.

"The album was written at a time the band was travelling very extensively which had a major effect on the lyrics," says front man Winston McCall. "While there is no overarching theme, the songs resonate with the travels we as a band have made, and the effects they have had. This has lead to some of the harshest, and also some of the most personal lyrical content that we've ever put to music. In every way, this record has been shaped by the experiences that shaped us a people."

McCall continues, "This record means the world to us. Never as a band, and as people, have we put more effort and thought into creating music. There is more of us in this record than anything before. The experiences that it took to create over the years were once in a lifetime. Ten years down the track, this is the Parkway you know, but we've decided to step it up." More...

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Parkway Drive Releases "Dark Days" Music Video

Australia's Parkway Drive will release new album "Atlas" via Epitaph Records on October 30th, along with a deluxe package that includes the “Home Is For The Heartless" DVD, a unique travelogue that follows the band’s adventures touring to many obscure destinations including Colombia, China, and India. The announcement comes as the band unleashes a brand new video for the debut track “Dark Days” which can be found below. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Recorded in Los Angeles with esteemed producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, etc.), the soon-to-be-released Atlas sets the standard in musical progression by pushing musical boundaries and drawing from a wider scope of influence. From heavy, technically advanced riffs and rapid fire blast beats, to haunting death growls combined with fervent vocals and symphonic melodies, Atlas’s ferocious mix of metal and hardcore reaches new horizons with songs such as 'Dark Days,' 'Old Ghost / New Regrets,' and 'The River,' all of which will have fans careening straight for the circle pit."

“Everything has been enhanced,” says Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall. “People don’t have to kiss the old parts goodbye. When you think of change, you think of things being taken away, but there’s not a case here where anything has been taken away. This is just more on top.” More...

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Parkway Drive Finishes Recording Album

Parkway Drive has spent the past two months at Sunset Lodge Studios in LA recording the follow up to 2010's "Deep Blue," and the band has now announced the recording is officially completed.

Production was overseen by Matt Hyde, whose vast resume includes Slayer, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, Hatebreed and Children of Bodom. Stay tuned for title, artwork, and tracklisting details on the new album in the coming weeks.

Alternative Press also recently caught up with the guys in the studio. You can check out photos from the recording process and an interview with the band at this location.

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Parkway Drive Enters The Studio

Parkway Drive is currently bunkered down in a Los Angeles studio hard at work on the band's fourth album.The as-yet-untitled effort is the follow-up to 2010’s "Deep Blue," which debuted #39 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200, #2 in Australia, as well as reaching solid Gold and winning the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock and Metal Album.

Fans are invited to check out in-studio photos by heading over to Altpress.com.

The recording is due to take seven weeks, which is the longest time the band has spent on any album. Production is being overseen by Matt Hyde, whose vast resume includes Slayer, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, Hatebreed, and Children of Bodom.

Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall comments, “When we finished Deep Blue I was like, ‘I don’t know where we go from here?’ But if there was ever a way to step up from the last record, this is the way to do it. We’re expanding in every way we can. But at the same time – and I say this with every new record – it still sounds like Parkway.”

Stay tuned for title, artwork, and tracklisting details in the coming weeks. In other news, Parkway Drive will also be heading out on tour with Emmure this November.

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Emmure Announces European Tour

Emmure is headed out for a European tour this coming November supporting Parkway Drive, along with The Word Alive and Struc/tures. Emmure is also currently gearing up for the Trespass America Festival, which will take over the U.S. starting July 13th in Broomfield, Colo.

The band's upcoming November tour dates are as follows (find full Tresspass America Festival dates at this location):

11/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/14 Birmingham, UK – Ballroom
11/15 Manchester, UK – Academy
11/16 Leeds, UK – University
11/17 London, UK – Roundhouse
11/18 Lint, BEL – Eurocam Media Center
11/19 Hamburg, GER – Große Freiheit 36
11/20 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/21 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
11/22 Gothenburg, SWE – Trädgårn
11/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/24 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/25 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/26 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
11/27 Trezzo Sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
11/28 München, GER – Kesselhaus
11/29 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
11/30 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/01 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk

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Parkway Drive Posts DVD Trailer

Shot in 42 countries on five continents, Parkway Drive's "Home Is For The Heartless" DVD is both a rare travelogue and an in-depth look at Parkway Drive on stage and off.

A teaser trailer for the DVD has been posted online and can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued:

"Traveling to many obscure destinations, including some third-world cities that had never been visited by an international heavy band, Parkway Drive embrace the local peoples and cultures as a vital part of their experience. 'Home Is For The Heartless' is a music DVD unlike any other. Check out the trailer below." More...

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Confession To Support Parkway Drive

Australia's new metalcore flagship Confession will support fellow Australians Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, and Miss May I on their upcoming European tour in April 2012. Confession's new album and Lifeforce Records debut "The Long Way Home" is also due to be released in Europe on February 6th, 2012. A music video for the title track is available here.

The tour dates are as follows:

06.04.2012 NL - Amsterdam @ Melkweg
07.04.2012 UK - London @ Indigo 2
08.04.2012 UK - Birmingham @ HMV Institute
09.04.2012 UK - Glasgow @ ABC
10.04.2012 UK - Manchester @ Academy
11.04.2012 UK - Cardiff @ Uni Great Hall
12.04.2012 DE - Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
13.04.2012 FR - Paris @ Bataclan
14.04.2012 FR - Lyon @ Transbordeur, Rockstorm Fest
15.04.2012 SP - Madrid @ Sala Heineken
16.04.2012 SP - Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz
17.04.2012 FR - Toulon @ Le Vox
18.04.2012 IT - Milan @ Alcatraz
19.04.2012 DE - Munchen @ Tonhalle
20.04.2012 AT - Wien @ Gasometer
21.04.2012 DE - Leipzig @ Agra, Impericon Fest
22.04.2012 DE - Wurzburg @ Posthalle
23.04.2012 DK - Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
24.04.2012 SE - Gothenburg @ Tradgarn
25.04.2012 NO - Oslo @ John Dee/ Rockefeller
26.04.2012 SE - Stockholm Klubben/Arenan
27.04.2012 DE - Hamburg @ Grosse Freiheit 36
28.04.2012 BE - Meerhout @ Groezrock Festival

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Parkway Drive Releases "Unrest" Video

Australia's Parkway Drive has released a new video for "Unrest," which is taken from the band’s latest album "Deep Blue." You can check out the video clip below.

Parkway Drive also has the following upcoming tour dates with Bring Me The Horizon:

Sept. 13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 14 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Sept. 15 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Sept. 20 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
Sept. 21 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
Sept. 24 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
Sept. 25 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 26 – New Daily Theater – Memphis, TN
Sept. 27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept. 28 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Sept. 29 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
Sept. 30 – The Pavilion – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 01 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 02 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Oct. 03 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 04 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 05 – Glasshouse – Pomona, CA

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces North American Tour

U.K metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Parkway Drive, Architects, Deez Nuts and While She Sleeps. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

08/31 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
09/02 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/06 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
09/07 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
09/09 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre
09/10 Calgary, AB – Macewan Hall
09/11 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre
09/12 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
09/13 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/14 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
09/16 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
09/17 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
09/19 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/20 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
09/21 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
09/24 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
09/25 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
09/26 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
09/27 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
09/28 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
09/29 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
09/30 Lubbock, TX – The Pavilion
10/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/04 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

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Madball To Co-Headline Never Say Die Open Air

New York hardcore act Madball will co-headline the first Never Say Die Open Air in Trier, Germany on June 12th, 2011. The trailer can be viewed below, and additional details are available at this location. Also appearing will be Parkway Drive, Protest the Hero, Shai Hulud, and more.

Madball was also recently highlighted in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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