Parkway Drive Biography
Last updated: 01/27/2011
Byron Bay's Parkway Drive are set to cement their reputation as one of the most dominant exponents of heavy music on the planet with their spellbinding third album, Deep Blue. The hotly anticipated follow-up to 2007’s Horizons, Deep Blue raises the bar in every conceivable way.
Determined to surpass previous efforts, Parkway Drive has gone all out in creating a complete listening experience. While maintaining the band’s trademark sound at its core, Deep Blue weaves music, lyrics and artwork together into a dense concept that flows from beginning to end.
“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 Deep Blue. “The story is told through the eyes of a man who wakes up and realises 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.”
Having recorded their first two albums with Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, Deep Blue was tracked and mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Joe Barresi (Bad Religion, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool), and mastered by legendary mastering engineer Brian Gardner.
After two well received albums, 2004’s Killing With A Smile and 2007’s Horizons (the latter achieving Top 6 ARIA chart success), 2009’s Parkway Drive: The DVD was met with a typically rabid response. It debuted at 2 on the ARIA chart and achieved Platinum status within weeks. By year’s end it was Australia’s biggest selling local artist DVD and was crowned ‘Best Music DVD’ at the 2009 Rolling Stone Awards.
Already one of the most anticipated heavy releases of 2010, Deep Blue represents an exciting new chapter in the story of Australia’s most successful hardcore band.
Deep Blue will be unleashed via Resist Records on June 25th, in Europe via Burning Heart on June 28th and in the US via Epitaph on June 29th.