28-07-2010 @ 20:20
Australia’s biggest hardcore-metal band Parkway Drive have delivered the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s hard-hitting breakout album Horizons just in time to unleash the new tracks as they storm Europe this summer and fall. Determined to surpass previous efforts, Parkway Drive have 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. Deep Blue finds Parkway Drive turning to veteran producer Joe Barresi, known for his work with big-league rock acts including Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion and Tool. “Writing with a concept in mind has given us more direction,” explains Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. “Every song on this album was created with a definite purpose, as opposed to just writing a riff and building on that.”
Parkway Drive’s achievements are unmatched in Australian heavy music circles. After two huge-selling albums, 2004’s Killing With A Smile and 2007’s Horizons (the latter achieving Top 6 chart success in Oz), last year’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 the year’s end it was Australia’s biggest selling local artist DVD and was crowned ‘Best Music DVD’ at the 2009 Rolling Stone Awards. European fans are taking notice as constant global touring has helped cement Parkway Drive’s reputation as one of the most dominant exponents of heavy hardcore in the world today.
Producer Joe Barresi, and renowned mastering engineer Brian Gardner (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Nine Inch Nails) have given Parkway Drive a massive new sound PWD have just sold out their European Spring tour. The band will be doing key festivals this summer along with the never Say Die Tour in the fall with Comeback Kid and Bleeding Through.
PARKWAY DRIVE "Deep Blue"
Bestelnr LP: 128.A019.010
Bestelnr CD: 128.A019.020
distr. Benelux: PIAS
release: june 2010