Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Australia, formed in 2003. The origin of the band’s name is from the band’s hometown in Byron Bay, Australia. Not long after the band had formed, they released a split EP with metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen from Adelaide, entitled “I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive” in 2003. The band also made an appearance on the Byron Bay Hardcore compilation “What We’ve Built”, preceded by their EP “Don’t Close Your Eyes”. In May 2005, they headed to the USA to record their debut album with renowned metal producer, Killswitch Engage guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz whose production credits include Unearth and Underoath.

They have rapidly accumulated a fan base Australia-wide, courtesy of support slots for small underground international acts including Hatebreed, In Flames, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Alexisonfire, and performances at Metal for the Brain 2005 and Australia’s Hardcore 2005. The band’s debut album “Killing with a Smile” was released in August 2005 and has since sold in excess of 30,000 copies in Australia. Their second album “Horizons” was released on 6 October 2007. They have recently posted on twitter that they are releasing their third album, due in 2010.

Other Information

  • Origin: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Genres: Metalcore
  • Years active: 2003-present
  • Labels: Resist Records, Epitaph Records, Burning Heart Records
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Winston McCall – vocals
  2. Jeff Ling – guitar
  3. Luke Kilpatrick – guitar
  4. Jia O’Connor – bass
  5. Ben Gordon – drums



  • I Killed the Prom Queen and Parkway Drive (2003) – Split
  • What We’ve Built (2003) – Split
  • Don’t Close Your Eyes (2004; re-issued in 2006) – EP
  • Killing with a Smile (2005)
  • Horizons (2007)
  • Parkway Drive: The DVD” (2009) – DVD
  • TBA (2010)



~ by molco on November 28, 2009.

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