Parkway Drive (more info)
  • Label: RESIST / EPITAPH / BURNING HEART
  • Label Type: indie
  • About:
    Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of
    their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the
    most formidable force Australian heavy hardcore had ever seen. A
    five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY
    DRIVE created unseen hysteria with their brutal 2005 full-length
    debut, “Killing With A Smile”. The album spent time in the ARIA
    National Top 40, affirming the astounding popularity of a band who
    had grown their fanbase from genuine hardcore roots.

    Relentless touring has been one of the keys to PARKWAY DRIVE’s
    success. Sold-out national headlining runs, Big Day Out and Homebake
    appearances and the 2006 Taste Of Chaos Tour has been their reality.
    Recently, too, PARKWAY have begun to leave their indelible mark on
    the world stage. Having signed an enviable overseas deal with indie
    giant Epitaph, they have spent a large part of the past year abroad,
    crisscrossing North America, Europe and Japan, a 31-date stint on the
    2007 Vans Warped Tour being just one of the many highlights. The
    world, it seems, is catching onto what we in Australia have known for
    a while.

    On October 6, 2007, Parkway Drive unleashed their standout sophomore
    effort, “Horizons”. Recorded once again by producer and Killswitch
    Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Unearth,
    Killswitch Engage) at Zing Studios in Boston, MA, Horizons debuted at
    6 on the ARIA chart, 1 on the Australian Artist chart and 1 on
    the Independent chart. Horizons takes the PARKWAY DRIVE sound to
    totally new extremes. A bone-crunching avalanche of classic hardcore,
    Swedish death and math-metal, it’s destined to be one of the biggest
    circle-pit-inducing albums of ’07.

    The quiet confidence and lack of arrogance expressed by the band is
    what lies at the heart of PARKWAY DRIVE’s massive appeal. They have
    this ability to destroy an audience, to decimate a venue with
    complete and utter malice, yet at the same time show everyone in the
    place the time of their lives. This is the kind of relaxed, no-
    nonsense attitude you get growing up in Byron. PARKWAY are just five
    ordinary dudes who came together to create one extraordinary band.

    "Parkway Drive are back and upping the metal ante with Horizons,
    which to tell you the truth, simply slays from the get go and refuses
    to let up, not even momentarily" - 10/10 Blunt Magazine

    "Parkway Drive don't sacrifice heaviness in order to appeal to a
    wider audience - they simply make heaviness more appealing" - Rolling
    Stone Magazine

    "Every so often a metal album comes out that in decades to come will
    be held up as a classic from that era. There was Master Of Puppets by
    Metallica, Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera, Reign In Blood by
    Slayer, Burn My Eyes by Machine Head and now, in 2007, add Horizions
    by Parkway Drive to that list as this is an album that will not only
    set the benchmark for metal albums to come, it will also turn Parkway
    Drive, quite rightfully, into one of the biggest metal bands on the
    planet." - www.planet-loud.com

    "Of course purists can't handle the thought of surfer kids being able
    to tear strips off off your skin with their Gothenburg influenced
    attack but too bad, they are on top of their game and have the
    artillery to prove it. " - Drum Media Perth

    "Horizons will go down as one of the best hardcore albums ever made
    by an Australian act" - Brag Sydney

    "Faster, heavier and more honest than ever before, Horizons firmly
    cements Parkway Drive in the upper echelons of worldwide metalcore
    royalty" - Rave Brisbane

    “Excellent [….] Four years, two albums and no sign that this band are
    going anyway but up” RockSound

    “If you’re looking for exquisitely executed, technically awesome,
    frantic noodlage paired with chuggy guitars, sprinting drums and
    demon hellspawn vocals, this is one for you ” Kerrang!
  • Members:
    Winston McCall - Vocals
    Luke Kilpatrick - Guitar
    Jeff Ling - Guitar
    Ben Gordon - Drums
    Jia O'Connor - Bass
  • Member Since: 2007-12-19

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