The pride of Byron Bay, Parkway Drive have spent over a decade at the forefront of heavy music. Their uncompromisingly ferocious and intense sound has earned the band legions of fans around the world.
Today marks 10 years since Parkway Drive’s gold certified, #6 Aria debut album, Horizons was released.
To celebrate, Parkway Drive have announced “A Decade Of Horizons” Tour across the country throughout January 2018, where they will perform a special anniversary set showcasing songs from the much-loved album. South-Sydney five-piece, Polaris, will be supporting Parkway Drive on all dates.
The ARIA award winners’ impressive back catalogue boasts five gold selling albums, half a million Australian sales, a couple of platinum DVDs and a coffee table book that highlights the band’s love of life and true DIY spirit.
Their most recent album Ire debuted at #1 in the ARIA charts and was declared Best Metal Album of 2015 by Apple Music.
Relentlessly touring the world for the last 12 years has turned Parkway Drive into one of the worlds most impressive live acts. In recent times they’ve blown audiences away with main stage performances at some of the rock worlds biggest festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds festivals.
Parkway Drive’s most recent sell out headline run in Europe and the US was the band’s biggest and most explosive production and pyrotechnics live show of their career to date. A tour which included the band sharing the headlining slot of Belgium’s legendary Groezrock with Deftones.
Tickets for the “A Decade Of Horizons” Tour go on sale Wednesday 11 October.
Prog metal specialists Arkive have announced the release of their sophomore EP, the alluringly titled out Sonder Friday November 3rd and to celebrate they’ve dropped the stunning music video for second single, ‘Luminous’.
‘Luminous’ quickly made its mark internationally, with praise coming initially from Europe thanks to its premiere via Dreambound. Very quickly amassing views with 17k views in only four days, giving the young band the chance to represent Aus Metal to a whole host of fans in the USA and Europe.
A song about leading your life from the heart and one’s self, ‘Luminous’ is a statement lead true by a band committed to their sound, their craft and their vision.
“For me the song is an internal conversation and is a progression, fear, anxiety and acceptance, recognizing and forgiving yourself and then moving forward.” – Vocalist, Court Walters
‘Luminous’ follows the equally complex and intricate ‘Acquiescence’ which saw Dream On Dreamers Marcel Gadacz sharing vocal duties.
Arkiveare no strangers to spending time with the country’s best, having shared stages for the likes of Buried In Verona, Make Them Suffer, Polaris, Belle Haven, DVSR and Pridelands.
Sonder was manifest from within Melbourne’s quiet suburbs and refined through sessions at Oakland Studios by Beau McKee and Jamie Marinos, then mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc. As the pieces finally fall together for Arkive, see it all come together on the forthcoming ‘Sonder’.