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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.
The first batch of bands for Belgium's premiere metal festival, Graspop has been revealed. The event will take place on June 26th-28th in Dessel.
The initial bands are as follows:
Heaven And Hell
Legion Of The Damned
Keep Of Kalessin
Wolves In The Throne Room
Parkway Drive have added a 4th Melbourne date on their upcoming December "Sweat Fest" tour featuring Suicide Silence, A Day To Remember. The Acacia Strain and Confession.
Dec 10 River Stage, Brisbane All Ages
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.au
Dec 11 High School, Byron Bay All Ages
Tickets on sale from All Music and Vision (Byron, Lismore and Ballina), Kill The Music, Rocking Horse, Mosh Pit, Music Mania, Sunflower Music and www.resistrecords.com
Dec 12 Roundhouse, Sydney All Ages SOLD OUT
Dec 13 Panthers, Newcastle Lic / All Ages
Tickets on sale from Panthers Box Office, The Rock Shop, Beaumont St Beat, Moshtix outlets and www.resistrecords.com
Dec 14 Roundhouse, Sydney All Ages
Tickets on sale from Ticketek 132 849.
Dec 16 Metro City, Perth All Ages *
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au
Dec 17 Metro City, Perth 18+ *
Tickets on sale from Moshtix and www.moshtix.com.au
Dec 18 Thebarton, Adelaide Lic / All Ages
Tickets on sale from Venue tix.
Dec 19 Billboard, Melbourne 18+ SOLD OUT
Dec 20 Billboard, Melbourne U18 SOLD OUT
Dec 21 Billboard, Melbourne U18 (day)
Tickets on sale from Billboard Online (www.billboardthevenue.com.au), Moshtix and Ticketek 132 849.
Dec 21 Billboard, Melbourne 18+ (night)
Tickets on sale from Billboard Online (www.billboardthevenue.com.au), Moshtix and Ticketek 132 849.
* Confession not playing
Determined to complete a tour with no car accidents, illnesses, or other distressing turmoil and ready to brave the road once again for the upcoming Thrash And Burn Tour, ARSIS bassist Noah Martin checks in to bring us up-to-date on tour preparations and the band’s newest addition:
“We’re really pumped about this tour. I don’t think there’s anything that will prevent us from finishing it. [Lead singer/guitarist] Jim [Malone]’s over his pneumonia. He’s been working out and running, and he feels better than ever. We even have new management that’s helping us move forward. They’re AMAZING. Hopefully our tour laminates will come with a lucky rabbit’s foot! [laughter] Right now we’re going over to [Anthrax singer] Dan Nelson’s place to rehearse for about three days before the Thrash And Burn tour starts. Our new drummer is Shawn Priest from Idaho. All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest! We screened him through his video on YouTube, and when we hooked up, he learned ‘We Are The Nightmare’ in a day and a half. We’re REALLY excited about this. We’re gonna have new drum parts in our songs off the new album. It’s gonna be WAY thrashier, more in-your-face. ‘Servants To The Night’ has been added to the set list because of Shawn. We’d like to keep him on as full-time, so we’ll see how he does on this tour. His flight to New York got delayed and he had to sleep in the airport, but he took it like a champ, so he’ll fit right in, putting up with a bunch of bullshit right from the start! [laughter] We’ll see if we can get him to drink boxed wine. First post on Blabbermouth gets a free beer at one of our shows!”
The video to the title track off of We Are The Nightmare recently received an outpouring of fan votes on MTV2's "Your Vote Counts" for inclusion on the next episode of Headbangers Ball. View the trailer to We Are The Nightmare’s bonus DVD here. An ARSIS live show photo gallery can be viewed at the Metal Fanatix website.
The Thrash And Burn North American tour features Darkest Hour (headliner), Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Arsis, Abigail Williams, Arsonists Get All the Girls and After The Burial. The tour dates are as follows: More...
Canadian deathcore destruction squad DESPISED ICON has been confirmed for a small UK tour run in August with Cephalic Carnage.
Furthermore, the band will embark on the Altamont Never Say Die! Tour 2008 in November featuring such prolific acts as Parkway Drive, Unearth, Architects, Protest The Hero and more.
Here are the latest DESPISED ICON tour dates: More...
The hugely successful Never Say Die! club tour will return this November in collaboration with Altamont Apparel.
Here is the planned Altamont Never Say Die! 2008 Club Tour line-up:
Protest The Hero
The tour will be sponsored by Altamont Apparel, the innovative clothing brand which uniquely captures the youthful spirit of counterculture warriors - a perfect fit for those attending Never Say Die!. “Altamont Apparel was founded with music at its core, so we are both happy and proud to be the official partner of this tour” commented Scott Sentianin, Altamont Apparel. Marco Walzel, Avocado Booking, adds, “The link between punk, metal and hardcore with skateboarding and extreme sports/lifestyles has always been a strong bond. It makes perfect sense for Altamont to be a big part of this tour and I’m very happy to have them on board.”
The lineup will include PARKWAY DRIVE (Burning Heart Records) who have proven their headline status for this tour with their titanic barrage of riffs, breakdowns and high energy performances - as best evident on their many European tours (the last of which had the majority of their shows sold-out). Also no strangers to touring Europe, UNEARTH will join the tour as co-headliners in the UK and direct support in mainland Europe, and just in time as their brand new album on Metal Blade Records will be hitting the streets. DESPISED ICON have exploded onto the scene with loads of touring and have helped define deathcore destruction with a highly acclaimed new record on Century Media Records. The UK is represented on this tour by ARCHITECTS, recently signed to Century Media, who bring the chaos factor to the bill with their vicious metalcore assault. Bringing a flair for the technical and progressive end of the spectrum, PROTEST THE HERO have been lavished with rave reviews from the press for their new album and tireless touring. Rounding out the package are two up-n-coming brutal acts from the U.S. that are rapidly gaining steam and buzzing in the underground, WHITECHAPEL (Metal Blade Records) and CARNIFEX (Victory Records) who will both have new records in time for this tour.
“We’ve worked very hard to raise the bar for this tour,” says Ivonne Davies-Kreye, Avocado Booking. “It is easily the best line-up and will prove to be the best concert going experience of 2008.”
Here are the initial Never Say Die! tour dates: More...
Parkway Drive has joined the Thrash And Burn Tour this summer. The tour will also include Misery Signals, Darkest Hour, Stick To Your Guns, Winds Of Plague, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Arsis and possibly others. The Thrash And Burn tour dates are as follows:
7/29-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/30-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Theatre
7/31-Kansas City, KS @ Beaumont
8/01-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
8/02-Detroit, MI @ Dirtfest
8/03-Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Moshfest
8/04-Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
8/05-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
8/06-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/07-Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
8/08-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/10-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/16-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/17-Virginia Beach, VA @ The Norva
8/18-Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/19-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/20-St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/22-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/23-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz OUTDOORS
8/24-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/25-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
8/26-Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
8/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/28-San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/29-Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
9/03-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Parkway Drive, Have Heart, Antagonist, and Break Even will tour Australia together in June. Here are the latest tour dates:
06/05 Adelaide @ Thebarton Theatre
06/06 Melbourne @ Billboard
06/07 Melbourne @ Billboard
06/08 Perth @ Metro City (afteroon show)
06/08 Perth @ Capitol
06/12 Byron Bay @ High School
06/13 Brisbane @ RNA Showgrounds
06/14 Sydney @ Roundhouse
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN sees the world premiere of their video for “Milk Lizard”, the first from their acclaimed new album "Ire Works," today via ‘Headbanger’s Blog’, the online blog for MTV2’s "Headbanger’s Ball" program. The “Milk Lizard” video will then see its televised premiere on this weekend’s (1/26) edition of "Headbanger’s Ball" on MTV2. The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with Ilan Sharone of Pneuamtic Pictures.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is currently on tour in support of "Ire Works," on the last stretch of their U.S. tour alongside KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and EVERY TIME I DIE. Immediately following, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will embark on a headlining U.K. and European tour. This will be the band’s first visit to the U.K. in over two years and will include support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and STOLEN BABIES. The European portion of the tour will also include STOLEN BABIES along with POISON THE WELL. A complete listing of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN tour dates follows, with more to be announced soon.
Here are the latest THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN tour dates: More...
Buffalo’s EVERY TIME I DIE are set to hit the road WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th alongside Killswitch Engage, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Parkway Drive. The band has issued a statement with regards to the absence of their drummer Michael Novak on this run:
“We here at Every Time I Die INC. regret to inform you that Michael "Ratboy/ Red Nuff/ Nuff Daddy/ Ol Hundreds" Novak will not be taking part in our upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. He has suffered a very painful back injury while slam dunking a basketball at the park. Fortunately a wonderful gentleman by the name of Steve Bache from He Is Legend will be filling in drumming duties. We hope that Mike recovers quickly and is both behind his kit and back on the court in no time. See you soon. Love ETID” More...
Century Media Records Germany reports:
SUICIDE SILENCE has just secured the direct support slot on the upcoming BEHEMOTH tour in February before they will come back with PARKWAY DRIVE and BURY YOUR DEAD in April/May.
Those diverse packages already show that Suicide Silence adheres to no preconceived notions and refuses to be pigeonholed into any specific genre. Their music clearly represents their many influences, incorporating a savage mix of death metal, grindcore, black metal, hardcore and doom elements into each track. The songs are dynamic and crushing, shifting effortlessly from insane grind chaos into surgically precise, disorienting time signatures topped off with snail-paced grooves and destructive breakdowns. Check out songs from The Cleansing at: http://www.myspace.com/suicidesilence
Suicide Silence’s album The Cleansing will finally hit Europe on February 18th and the UK on March 31st. It will come with the exclusive European bonus track 'A Dead Current' as well as a CD enhancement offering 6 live clips from US and UK.
Upon the US release of the album Suicide Silence made a huge statement to the metal world by entering the US Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, which marks the highest debut ever for a new Century Media artist.
Suicide Silence on tour:
February (with Behemoth)
2 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
3 - Birmingham, England - Barfly
4 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
5 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
6 - Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
7 - London, England - Ulu
8 - Nantes, France - Olympic
9 - Irun, Spain - Tunk!
10 - Vigo, Spain - A!
11 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
12 - Porto, Portugal - Cine Teatro Julio Diniz
13 - Granada, Spain - Industrial Copera
14 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo & Compas
15 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo 2
16 - Limoges, France - CC John Lennon
17 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
18 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
April (with Parkway Drive, Bury Your Dead, To Kill - opener mainland, Shaped By Fate - opener UK)
18 - Bruchsal, Germany - Rockfabrik
19 - Muenster, Germany - Sputnikhalle
20 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
22 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
23 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brew House
24 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet
25 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
26 - Oberwart, Austria - OHO
27 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
28 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
29 - Zuerich, Switzerland - Abart
30 - Saarbruecken, Germany - Roxy
May (with Parkway Drive, Bury Your Dead, To Kill - opener mainland, Shaped By Fate - opener UK)
1 - Newport, England - TJs
2 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
3 - Manchester, England - Academy 3
4 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
5 - Yeovil, England - The Orange Box
6 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
7 - London, England - Underworld
9 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Parkway Drive, Bury Your Dead, Suicide Silence, and To Kill will tour Europe together next spring. Here are the tour dates:
04/18 Germany Bruchsal @ Rockfabrik
04/19 Germany Münster @ Sputnikhalle
04/20 Holland Amsterdam @ Melkweg
04/21 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
04/22 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben
04/23 Sweden Gothenburg @ Brew House
04/24 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
04/25 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
04/26 Austria Oberwart @ OHO
04/27 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
04/28 Germany München @ Feierwerk
04/29 Switzerland Zürich @ Abart
04/30 Germany Saarbrücken @ Roxy
05/01 UK Newport @ TJs
05/02 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
05/03 UK Manchester @ Academy 3
05/04 UK Glasgow @ Barfly
05/05 UK Yeovil @ The Orange Box
05/06 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05/07 UK London @ Underworld
05/09 Germany Köln @ Underground
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will team up with EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and PARKWAY DRIVE for a U.S. tour in January/February. So far the following dates have been revealed (but not yet officially confirmed):
Jan. 10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Jan. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
Jan. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Jan. 14 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
Jan. 15 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Jan. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jan. 17 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
Jan. 21 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Jan. 22 - Nashville, TN - City Hall
Jan. 23 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
Jan. 25 - Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom
Jan. 26 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
Jan. 28 - Columbus, OH - Lc Pavilion
Jan. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Jan. 30 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
Jan. 31 - Rochester, NY - Harro East
Feb. 01 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Feb. 02 - Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
Feb. 04 - Johnson City NY - Magic City Music Hall
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently told Billboard.com that his group is unlikely to release a new studio album before 2009.
"We are considering starting an album at the end of next year at this point," D'Antonio said. "We're not gonna stop touring on this record ('As Daylight Dies') until at least the end of April, and I know we're probably going to do a run of all the festivals in Europe in June and July. After that, I believe then we're gonna start talking about writing a new record."
In March / April of 2006 Parkway Drive embarked on a 30 date national all ages tour, aptly titled the All Ages Assault Tour, passing through regional cities and towns which seldom get touring bands.
February 2008 will see them return with the same approach on the Surf Rat Tour, again all shows will be all ages. The tour will be rippin’ through the likes of Cooma, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Sutherland, Coffs Harbour, Townsville and many more as well as an appearance at the MS Fest in Tasmania. Getting barrelled with Parkway Drive will be fellow Byron Bay grommets 50 Lions. Tour details below, tickets go on sale November 21.
Currently touring through Europe and the UK as part of the Never Say Die Tour, Parkway Drive will finish the year with a US West Coast Tour, where they will be joined by xDeathstarx. Those tour dates are as follows: More...
"The Sirens' Song", another track from Aussie metalcore leaders Parkway Drive's new album has been posted on the band's MySpace page. This follows a clip from the studio and "Boneyards", which also comes off the bands' new album 'Horizons', which is to be released October 06th (09th in US). As previously reported, the band will be heading out on tour in support of their new album, playing through Australia and Europe before hitting Sweden and Norway. The complete tour list follows:
Sept 29 Get Rocked Festival Byron Bay All ages
Oct 7 Jamison Inn, Canberra Lic / All ages
Oct 9 Arena, Brisbane Lic / All ages
Oct 10 Arena, Brisbane Lic / All ages (sold out)
Oct 11 High School, Byron Bay All ages
Oct 12 Roundhouse, Sydney Lic / All ages (sold out)
Oct 13 Jamison Inn, Canberra Lic / All ages (sold out)
Oct 14 The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart Lic / All ages (sold out)
Oct 15 Camberwell Centre, Melbourne All ages
Oct 16 Roundhouse, Sydney Lic / All ages
Oct 17 Camberwell Centre, Melbourne All ages (sold out)
Oct 18 The Gov, Adelaide Lic / All ages (sold out)
Oct 20 Amplifier, Perth 18+
Oct 21 Capitol, Perth All ages
Nov 02 Luxemburg Esch @ Rockhal
Nov 03 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
Nov 04 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
Nov 05 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
Nov 06 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom
Nov 07 UK Manchester @ Jillys Rockworld
Nov 08 UK Glasgow @ King Tuts
Nov 09 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
Nov 10 UK Yeovil @ Ski Lodge
Nov 11 Holland Rotterdam @ Waterfront
Nov 12 France Paris @ Scene Bastille
Nov 13 Spain Durango @ Plateruena Kafe Antzoky
Nov 14 Spain Madrid @ Ritmo Y Compas
Nov 15 Spain Barcelona @ Sala Mephisto
Nov 16 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
Nov 17 Italy Pinarella Di Cervia @ Rock Planet
Nov 18 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
Nov 19 Austria Wien @ Arena
Nov 20 Germany Berlin @ SO36
Nov 21 Germany Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Nov 22 Germany Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
Nov 23 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
Nov 24 Germany Münster @ Skaters Palace
Nov 26 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers
Nov 27 Norway Oslo @ Maiden
Nov 28 Sweden Örebro @ Club 700
Nov 29 Sweden Stockholm @ Kafe 44
Nov 30 Sweden Karlstad @ Arena Nattklubb
Dec 01 Sweden Malmö @ Debaser
Parkway Drive posted a brand new track "Boneyards," from their forthcoming album "Horizons" on their Myspace player. Along with the track, a clip from the studio has also been posted. "Horizons" will be in stores in the U.S. on October 9th. More...
Australia's masters of metalcore, Parkway Drive will release their new album, "Horizons," on October 9th and map out an international tour this fall. "Horizons" is produced by Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz (Underoath, Autumn to Ashes, Every Time I Die) and recorded at Zing Studios in Boston.
"Horizons marks two years of refinement since our last release. The songs, the sounds, the speed, the heaviness and the production has all been stepped up," says vocalist Winston McCall. "Working with Adam again made our job super easy as well as highly enjoyable. I think the end result is by far the best record we've made so far, but I guess that's always for others to judge."
Currently touring the U.S. on the Van's Warped Tour, Parkway Drive will christen their new album this fall with an Australian tour. Following their tour of OZ, the group will head to Europe in November with Comeback Kid, Cancer Bats, The Warriors and This is Hell.
Here is the complete "Horizons" tracklisting: More...
The latest incarnation of Europe's "Never Say Die! Tour" will hit the road in November and will feature Comeback Kid, The Warriors, Parkway Drive, Cancer Bats, and This Is Hell. Here are the dates:
02/11 Luxemburg Esch @ Rockhal
03/11 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
04/11 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
05/11 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
06/11 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom
07/11 UK Manchester @ Jillys Rockworld
08/11 UK Glasgow @ King Tuts
09/11 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
10/11 UK Yeovil @ Ski Lodge
11/11 Holland Rotterdam @ Waterfront
13/11 Spain Durango @ Plateruena Kafe Antzoky
14/11 Spain Madrid @ Ritmo Y Compas
15/11 Spain Barcelona @ Apolo 2
16/11 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
17/11 Italy Pinarella Di Cervia @ Rock Planet
18/11 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
19/11 Austria Wien @ Arena
20/11 Germany Berlin @ SO36
21/11 Germany Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefährlich
22/11 Germany Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
23/11 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
24/11 Germany Münster @ Skaters Palace
Brutal Australia is a documentary into the contemporary Australian metal scene. The projects' myspace page discusses Brutal Australia:
"The heavy music scene has undergone a massive transformation in recent years with an influx of amazing bands, new styles, a new image and an incredible level of acceptance. Now is Australia’s time! The revolution has begun! What were once just a bunch of underground bands rocking out to an empty room at their local pub are now outselling some of Australia's biggest pop stars in both ticket and album sales. Brutal Australia is an in depth documentary showing the scene from the bands perspective, with interviews from the most influential Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Hard Rock, Death Metal and Tech bands in the country. This film is a must see for not only all heavy music fans, but also those that may not understand the music, the people or the lifestyle."
Directed by Will Gaffney and produced by Raw Sound Industries, Brutal Australia will see release sometime in November of this year, and will feature Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, Sunk Loto, Karnivool, Daysend, Psycroptic, and Five Star Prison Cell. You can visit the projects' Myspace page or Brutal Australia's offical website for more information.
Parkway Drive have completed the recording process for their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2005’s Killing With A Smile. Teaming up again with their producer-in-crime, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, the band spent the past month recording at Zing Studios in Boston. Parkway Drive return to Europe and the UK throughout June, followed by a month of dates on the US Vans Warped Tour throughout July / August.
Aussie metalcore regime Parkway Drive has announced that they are heading to the studio in May to record their follow-up to 2005's Killing With A Smile. Teaming up again with their producer-in-crime, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, the band will record at Zing Studios in Boston.
"Fans can expect a heavier, faster and more precise album than Killing With A Smile," proclaims frontman Winston McCall. "The new songs mark two years of intense touring, refinement and experience. The songs we are writing are the next step for us. We're simply putting them out there for people to make of them what they will, but rest assured as far as we are concerned this is the album we have always wanted to write."
Currently on a US tour with Comeback Kid, It Dies Today, This Is Hell and Endwell, Parkway Drive will be distributing their destruction upon the masses this summer with a tour of Europe and Japan followed by select dates on the Vans Warped Tour.
Remaining Parkway Drive tour dates with Comeback Kid, It Dies Today, This Is Hell, Endwell: More...