We're in the year 2003. A band called Parkway Drive (named after the street in which their rehearsal room was) was founded. Having played their first show shortly after in a youth centre in Byron Bay, former I Killed The Prom Queen member Michael Crafter who was also in attendance and was in fact so impressed, that he decided to team up with them. What neither he or the newcomer band knew at the time was that not even 15 years later "PWD" would become one of the most popular bands in the metalcore genre, with fans all over the world flocking to their sold out shows worldwide to experience the live energy of lead singer Winston McCall and company.
After the split CD with I Killed The Prom Queen, Parkway signed with Resist Records to release their first EP, DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES (2004). The six songs brought the Australians a lot of attention in the scene as well as opening slots for bands such as Hatebreed. One year later they entered the Australian album charts with their debut KILLING WITH A SMILE (reaching #39). From that point on there was only one way forward and that was up! HORIZONS (2007) is still considered one of the best metalcore records of the 2000s and with bands such as The Ghost Inside and Bring Me The Horizon, they influenced a whole generation of the genre's fans. In 2010 DEEP BLUE was released, followed by ATLAS (2012) and IRE (2015). With IRE, the band introduced a sound more suitable for the "masses" without losing a piece of their PWD DNA - Exhibit A: 'Vice Grip' which became the second single after 'Dark Days' which positioned itself in the Australian Single charts.
Parkway Drive - REVERENCE 2018
With REVERENCE (Release: May 2018) Parkway Drive are set to reinvent themselves once again. Creating quite the excitement among their fans after performing the newly released tracks 'Wishing Wells' and 'The Void' at selected and intimate club shows for the very first time in the past weeks - Everyone who had the chance to attend one of these shows should consider themselves very lucky! To see this band in a small setting without any barrier is not a common occurrence for one of Australia's best bands. The buzz for REVERENCE is real, bring on the next phase of Parkway!