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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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More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organizers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have confirmed a number of new additions to the event. New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head have been confirmed for the Friday date, which will also feature the "Big Four" of thrash metal. In addition to this, Weezer, Architects and Aussie rockers, Airbourne have also been confirmed. Speaking on the confirmation, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler stated:

"Diamond Head have been given the fantastic opportunity of opening for the BIG 4 at this years Sonisphere festival, Knebworth Friday 8th July. This will be Diamond Head’s biggest ever show and myself and the other band members are very excited and looking forward to what will be an historic event. Knebworth is one of those venues you only dream of playing. I saw Led Zeppelin there in 1979 and never imagined that one day I would be on that stage, it proves the saying ‘anything is possible’! It also means I get to see my friends in Metallica and Megadeth once again which is always fun; I owe both Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine a beer."

The event will take place from July 8th - 10th at Knebworth and features the following confirmed bands:

Metallica
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Diamond Head
Motorhead
Slipknot
Weezer
Biffy Clyro
Mastodon
In Flames
Airbourne
Parkway Drive
Architects

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Cavalera Conspiracy Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Journey
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Revoker More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Knebworth Sonisphere

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere Festival has confirmed that four more bands have been added to this year's edition of the event. Heavy rock icons Motorhead will be performing at the festival, as will the other new confirmations Mastodon, In Flames and Parkway Drive. The event takes place from July 8th -10th at Knebworth.

In Flames stated: "We have been in the studio since October recording our new album and we can't wait to come out and play the new song live. The UK has always been very good to us and we love coming back so this is something we really look forward to."

"Holy crap they're actually letting us play this thing!!!" commented Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall. "Sonisphere 2011!!! I don't think we can really describe how excited we are to play, and I think Jeff will probably die when Metallica play!"

The lineup is now as follows:

Metallica
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Slipknot
Motorhead
Biffy Clyro
In Flames
Mastodon
Parkway Drive

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Triptykon Confirmed For Graspop 2011

Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Rob Zombie And More Added To Graspop 2011

The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.

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Sepultura And More Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, the biggest heavy metal festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Sepultura, Iced Earth, Terror, Arch Enemy and Soilwork. The festival will take place in Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
Revoker More...

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Parkway Drive Announces North American Tour

Australian melodic hardcore act Parkway Drive has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the tour will come from Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside and The Warriors. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/11 San Diego, CA – Soma
02/12 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
02/13 SF, CA – The DNA Lounge
02/15 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
02/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
02/17 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
02/18 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
02/19 St. Louis, MO – Pops
02/20 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/21 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/22 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos
02/23 London, ON – London Music Hall
02/24 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
02/25 Montreal, QC – The Olympia
02/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/27 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
02/28 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/01 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
03/02 Richmond, VA – Hat Factory
03/03 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
03/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/06 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/07 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/08 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/09 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
03/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile
03/12 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces U.K. Tour

Bring Me The Horizon has revealed the dates for its forthcoming 2011 headline tour of the United Kingdom. Support on the trek will come from Parkway Drive, The Devil Wears Prada and Architects. You can view the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:

04/22 Manchester, UK – Apollo
04/23 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 1
04/24 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
04/26 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
04/27 Southampton, UK – Guildhall
04/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 1
04/29 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 1
04/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy

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Parkway Drive Recieves Industry Award

Austrailian metalcore act Parkway Drive was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album" category at the 2010 ARIA Awards. The ARIA awards are an annual awards night celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Record Industry Association. The ARIA Awards took place on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Sydney Opera House.

"Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album" nominees were as follows:
1. AIRBOURNE - "No Guts, No Glory"
2. DEAD LETTER CIRCUS - "This is the Warning"
3. PARKWAY DRIVE - "Deep Blue"
4. THE AMITY AFFLICTION - "Youngbloods"
5. VIOLENT SOHO - "Violent Soho"

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The Metal Bar Releasing Compilation Album

New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following update about The Metal Bar releasing a compilation album:

"That's right, The Metal Bar (vocalist Riccardo Ball's all-metal show on Juice TV) is releasing it's very own album, including 38 brutal tracks scattered over two discs from acts all around the world such as Slipknot, Trivium, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy, Megadeth, Cradle of Filth, Soulfly, Mastodon, Korn, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, DevilDriver, Heaven and Hell, Opeth, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Murderdolls, Hatebreed, Divine Heresy, Mutiny Within, Taking Dawn, Subtract, In Dread Response, Just One Fix, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood and heaps, heaps more.

"When the Knife Comes Down, our first single from new album 'Blood Horizon' which was nominated 'Best Metal Video' for the Juice Awards 2010, will be featured on the album! Support the metal - pick up your copy September 27!"

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Katatonia Added To "No Sleep Til" Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about joining the December "No Sleep Til" tour, which also features Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Atreyu, Suicide Silence, 3 Inches of Blood, and more:

"We're very pleased to announce one New Zealand and five Australian dates this coming December as part of the 'No Sleep Till Tour 2010.' Together with Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Alkaline Trio, among many others we´ll be rockin' out the land kangaroos and koalas for our first time ever. We couldn't be more excited! For a list of dates and venues please check this location. Ticket links will go up on September 9th."

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Parkway Drive Announces Album Chart Positions

Parkway Drive's latest album "Deep Blue," which was released on June 29th, 2010 through Epitaph Records, debuted at #39 in the U.S. and sold over 10,854 copies in the first week. "Deep Blue" also debuted at #2 in the band's native Australia, #55 in the UK, and #46 in Germany. The song "Sleepwalker" off the new album is available for streaming via the Parkway Drive MySpace page. The video for "Sleepwalker" can also be viewed below.

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Parkway Drive Streaming "Deep Blue" In Entirety

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive are currently streaming their entire new album, "Deep Blue", via the band's myspace page. "Deep Blue" is set for release on June 29th, 2010 through Epitaph Records.

Track listing:
1. Samsara
2. Unrest
3. Sleepwalker
4. Wreckage
5. Deadweight
6. Alone
7. Pressures
8. Deliver Me
9. Karma
10. Home Is for the Heartless ft. Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion
11. Hollow ft. Marshall Lichtenwaldt of The Warriors
12. Leviathan I
13. Set to Destroy

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Parkway Drive Posts "Sleepwalker" Video

Parkway Drive has posted a video clip online for the song "Sleepwalker," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band's new album "Deep Blue." The upcoming album is set to be releeased on June 29th via Epitaph Records.

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Emmure Announces European Tour

Emmure will embark on the "Imperial Never Say Die Club Tour 2010" alongside Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through, War From A Harlots Mouth, and Your Demise. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

29.10.10 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
30.10.10 France Paris @ Elysee Montmartre
31.10.10 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 1
01.11.10 UK Newcastle @ O2 Academy 1
02.11.10 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC
03.11.10 UK London @ HMV Forum
04.11.10 UK Portsmouth @ Pyramids
05.11.10 UK Manchester @ Academy 1
06.11.10 Belgium Aarschot @ Stadsfeestzaal
07.11.10 Holland Tilburg @ 013
08.11.10 Germany Hamburg @ Grosse Freiheit
09.11.10 Sweden Stockholm @ Fryshuset/Klubben
11.11.10 Germany Berlin @ Huxleys
12.11.10 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
13.11.10 Czech Rep Prague @ Abaton
14.11.10 Poland Kraków @ Rotunda
16.11.10 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
17.11.10 Switzerland Pratteln @ Z7
18.11.10 Germany München @ Backstage Werk
19.11.10 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
20.11.10 Germany Würzburg @ Posthalle

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Parkway Drive Posts New Album Teaser

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive is set to release their third album, "Deep Blue," on June 29th via Epitaph Records. "Deep Blue" was tracked and mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, Tool), and mastered by engineer Brian Gardner. A teaser trailer for the album can be viewed below

"It's basically about the search for truth in a world that seems to be devoid of that," says vocalist and lyricist Winston McCall, explaining the narrative running through the album. "The story is told through the eyes of a man who wakes up and realizes that his life is a lie and nothing he believes in is real. So he tries to find the truth within himself and his journey takes him to the bottom of the ocean and back again."

"It's definitely the Parkway record I'm most proud of," claims Winston. "We felt like were in the deep-end recording with someone new, so to have it come out exactly how we wanted it, and pretty much exceed our expectations, is a big ask, but that's exactly what Joe did for us."

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Parkway Drive Finishes Recording New Album

Parkway Drive has completed recording their third studio album, which is scheduled for a mid year release. The follow-up to 2007’s "Horizons" was written in the band’s hometown of Byron Bay over the past six months and was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Tool) throughout March and April. Check out a video of their time in the studio below.

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Parkway Drive To Record Third Album

Australia’s Parkway Drive has announced plans to return to the studio to record their third studio album, which is expected to be released later this summer via Epitaph Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s breakout album "Horizons" was written in the band’s hometown of Byron Bay over the past six months and will be recorded in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion) over the coming weeks.

“Writing with a concept in mind has given us more direction,” explains Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. “Every song on this album was created with a definite purpose, as opposed to just writing a riff and building on that.”

While McCall concedes the album’s basic narrative – the tale of a man lacking direction in life who goes looking for answers at the bottom of the sea – is “kind of bizarre,” he says the concept was flexible enough to open itself up to many far-reaching ideas.

“The ocean is where I find the most clarity,” says the former bodyboard champion. “To go to the beach and sink into the water, the sound cuts out and you can just forget about everything. So I guess the concept is about cutting out everything and focusing on what’s inside yourself.”

“This is the heaviest thing we’ve written, and at the same time the catchiest,” McCall warns. “And while we always want to keep the definitive Parkway Drive sound, there are a couple of things that will hopefully add another dimension to what we do.”

Having recorded their first two albums with Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage), the forthcoming album finds Parkway Drive turning to seasoned veteran Joe Barresi. Known for his work with big-league rock acts including Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion and Tool, Barresi will handle the recording and mix at his home studio, JHOC (Joe’s House of Compression) in Los Angeles, before renowned mastering engineer Brian Gardner (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Nine Inch Nails) applies the finishing touches in Hollywood.

By that time Parkway Drive should be back on the road again. First stop is Europe and the UK throughout April and May, where they’ll play their biggest headlining dates so far, before they make their anticipated return to the US for this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.

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Warped Tour 2010 Lineup and Dates Announced

Quite a few bands have been announced already for this year's Vans Warped Tour, which is to take place June 24 through August 15, 2010. Of note to the metal and 'core crowd are: Alesana, Andrew W.K., Bring Me The Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Emmure, Every Time I Die, Eyes Set To Kill, Green Jelly, Haste The Day, In Fear and Faith, iwrestledabearonce, Parkway Drive, Set Your Goals, Suicide Silence, and Whitechapel. You can check out the latest lineup here (more bands to be announced).

The latest Vans Warped Tour 2010 dates are as follows: More...

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Parkway Drive Announces European Tour

Australian metal outfit Parkway Drive has announced that they will be heading to Europe next year for a headlining tour. Joining them on the tour will be Canadian metallers Despised Icon and Winds Of Plague. A message from Despised Icon reads as follows:

"We’ll be back in Europe in April and May with PARKWAY DRIVE And WINDS OF PLAGUE! It’ll be our first time touring all of Scandinavia. We’ll also be playing in Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia for the first time and will be part of the Groezrock Festival with BAD RELIGION and PENNYWISE. Get stoked!"

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