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Parkway Drive

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

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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 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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Bring Me The Horizon Drummer Breaks Hand

Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls has posted the following update online, detailing the injury of a broken hand suffered during a game of soccer with members of Parkway Drive and Architects.

"It were a lovely day so members of BMTH, Parkway Drive and Architects decided to play footy and I made the stupid mistake of going in the net. The ball came to me and I knocked it away with my hands and Winston from Parkway Drive clipped my hand with his foot and there you have it, one broken hand.

"I have to see a specialist in Sheffield to see if I need surgery or not but I’m not gonna be picking up drum sticks for about 6 weeks. It was an accident and you know, shit happens but I’ll tell you now, it’s the last time I wear gardening gloves in the net!"

Architects drummer Dan Searle will be temporarily filling in for Nicholls for the remainder of the band's tour dates.

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Parkway Drive Posts New Music Video Online

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Karma" and can be viewed below.


Parkway Drive | Myspace Music Videos

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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Parkway Drive Performs On The Daily Habit

Australian metal act Parkway Drive recently performed "Unrest" on The Daily Habit. You can check out the performance footage in the player below.

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Parkway Drive Announces European Tour

Austrailian metalcore act Parkway Drive has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/10 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield
06/11 Munster, GER – Vainstream
06/12 Trier, GER – Never Say Die! Open Air
06/13 St. Petersburg, RUS – Glav Club
06/14 Moscow, RUS – Tochka Club
06/15 Ekaterinburg, RUS – TeleClub
06/17 Scheessel, GER – Hurricane
06/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Metal Town
06/19 Nuehausen, GER – Southside
06/21 Dublin, IRE – The Academy
06/22 Belfast, IRE – The Speakeast
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Festival
06/25 Imola, ITA – Sonisphere Festival
06/26 Badalona, SPA – Estraperlo Club
06/28 Mallorca, SPA – Sala Assaig
06/29 A Coruna, SPA – Sala Ola Green
07/01 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Fest
07/02 Park Brakkenstein, NET – Forta Rock
07/03 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force Festival
07/04 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People
07/06 Bucharest, ROM – Fabrica
07/10 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
07/11 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
07/13 Tokaj, HUN – Hegyalja Fest

Parkway Drive was also nominated in the "Best Breakthrough" category of the Metal Hammer Golden God 2011 awards.

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
5. DOWN

Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
3. SKINDRED
4. ARCHITECTS
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
2. DEVILDRIVER
3. ROB ZOMBIE
4. SKINDRED
5. MACHINE HEAD

Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
2. KVELERTAK
3. TESSERACT
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
5. LETLIVE

Best Underground:
1. WATAIN
2. KYLESA
3. PRIMORDIAL
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
5. CLUTCH

Best Breakthrough:
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
3. SYLOSIS
4. SABATON
5. VOLBEAT

Shredder(s):
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
1. SLAYER
2. BEHEMOTH
3. SLIPKNOT
4. Zakk Wylde
6. DEFTONES

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Metallica
Slipknot
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Airbourne
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
Architects
Fozzy
Gallows
Gojira
Grinspoon
House Of Pain
In Flames
Inme
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
Mastodon
Motorhead
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Periphery
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy
Volbeat
Weezer
Youmeatsix

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Parkway Drive Announces Australian Tour Dates

Parkway Drive has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Australia. Support on the trek will come from You Me At Six, Bleeding Through, The Wonder Years and Confession. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

05/18 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
05/19 Byron Bay, AUS – High School
05/20 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
05/21 Newcastle, AUS – Panthers
05/22 Wollongong, AUS – WIN Entertainment Centre
05/25 Melbourne, AUS – Festival Hall
05/27 Perth, AUS – Challenge Stadium
05/28 Adelaide, AUS – Uni Grounds

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