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Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive
Hometown: Byron Bay, Australia Current Label: Epitaph Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Winston McCall - Vocals
Luke Kilpatrick - Guitar
Jeff Ling - Guitar
Ben Gordon - Drums
Jia O'Connor - Bass

Parkway Drive Bio:

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.

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    Its amazing.

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    Great One

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