Parkway Drive – Vice Grip


Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2002. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released four full-length albums (Killing with a Smile, Horizons, Deep Blue and Atlas), one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book: “Ten Years of Parkway Drive“. Their latest three albums peaked in the top 10 of the Australian ARIA chart. They are currently in the process of finishing their fifth album, Ire, which is due to be released September 25.

The band’s genre has been described as metalcore. Their sound employs unclean vocals, guitar riffs and breakdowns. Unlike many other popular modern metalcore bands, Parkway Drive don’t use clean vocals on any of their studio albums, although they did use them on their first two EPs, on which they were performed by the band’s original bassist Brett Versteeg. Their influences include Metallica, Slayer, Rage Against the Machine, Unearth, In Flames, Evergreen Terrace, Bleeding Through, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring and Hatebreed. Parkway Drive‘s vocalist, Winston McCall, has a younger brother who is a vocalist in the hardcore punk band 50 Lions.

In February 2014, Parkway Drive announced they will be participating in the 2014 Vans Warped Tour on the main stage. On 11 April 2014 they announced on their Instagram that they are working on a new album. On 4 June 2015, Parkway Drive teased a letter for their upcoming album. Later the same day, the album cover was leaked online in it’s entirety. Parkway Drive‘s fifth studio album will be called Ire, and a new single entitled “Vice Grip” with a music video was released to the public on 8 June 2015. The release date of Ire is September 25.

 
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