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In the kitchen of the Byron Bay home of Winston McCall stands a refrigerator,adorned on one side by a quote from Tom Waits: I want beautiful melodiestelling me terrible things.

This, the PARKWAY DRIVE vocalist says, is a pretty good summation of him-self. It holds true, too, as one of the guiding principles behind Darker Still, theseventh full-length album to be born of this picturesque and serene corner ofnorth-eastern NSW, Australia, and the defining musical statement to date fromone of modern metals most revered bands.

Darker Still, McCall says, is the vision he and his bandmates guitarists Jeff Ling andLuke Kilpatrick, bassist Jia OConnor and drummer Ben Gordon have held in theirminds eye since a misfit group of friends first convened in their parents basements andbackyards in 2003. The journey to reach this moment has seen Parkway evolve from metalunderdogs to festival-headlining behemoth, off the back of close to 20 gruelling years, sixcritically and commercially acclaimed studio albums (all of which achieving Gold status intheir home nation), three documentaries, one live album, and many, many thousands of shows.

While Darker Still remains irrefutably PARKWAY DRIVE, it finds the band sonically standing shoulder to shoulder with rock and metals greats Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Guns N Roses as much as it does their metalcore contemporaries. I wanted a classic guitar tone for this record,explains Ling, who credits much of his inspiration to the connection his riffs have with a crowd in a livesetting.

Emerging from the darkness of the past few years, this is the true face of PARKWAY DRIVE: redefined andresolute, focused in mind and defiant in spirit.

In the kitchen of the Byron Bay home of Winston McCall stands a refrigerator,adorned on one side by a quote from Tom Waits: I want beautiful melodiestelling me terrible things.

This, the PARKWAY DRIVE vocalist says, is a pretty good summation of him-self. It holds true, too, as one of the guiding principles behind Darker Still, theseventh full-length album to be born of this picturesque and serene corner ofnorth-eastern NSW, Australia, and the defining musical statement to date fromone of modern metals most revered bands.

Darker Still, McCall says, is the vision he and his bandmates guitarists Jeff Ling andLuke Kilpatrick, bassist Jia OConnor and drummer Ben Gordon have held in theirminds eye since a misfit group of friends first convened in their parents basements andbackyards in 2003. The journey to reach this moment has seen Parkway evolve from metalunderdogs to festival-headlining behemoth, off the back of close to 20 gruelling years, sixcritically and commercially acclaimed studio albums (all of which achieving Gold status intheir home nation), three documentaries, one live album, and many, many thousands of shows.

While Darker Still remains irrefutably PARKWAY DRIVE, it finds the band sonically standing shoulder to shoulder with rock and metals greats Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Guns N Roses as much as it does their metalcore contemporaries. I wanted a classic guitar tone for this record,explains Ling, who credits much of his inspiration to the connection his riffs have with a crowd in a livesetting.

Emerging from the darkness of the past few years, this is the true face of PARKWAY DRIVE: redefined andresolute, focused in mind and defiant in spirit.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: EPITAPH
Rel. Date: 09/09/2022
UPC: 045778789610
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In the kitchen of the Byron Bay home of Winston McCall stands a refrigerator,adorned on one side by a quote from Tom Waits: I want beautiful melodiestelling me terrible things.

This, the PARKWAY DRIVE vocalist says, is a pretty good summation of him-self. It holds true, too, as one of the guiding principles behind Darker Still, theseventh full-length album to be born of this picturesque and serene corner ofnorth-eastern NSW, Australia, and the defining musical statement to date fromone of modern metals most revered bands.

Darker Still, McCall says, is the vision he and his bandmates guitarists Jeff Ling andLuke Kilpatrick, bassist Jia OConnor and drummer Ben Gordon have held in theirminds eye since a misfit group of friends first convened in their parents basements andbackyards in 2003. The journey to reach this moment has seen Parkway evolve from metalunderdogs to festival-headlining behemoth, off the back of close to 20 gruelling years, sixcritically and commercially acclaimed studio albums (all of which achieving Gold status intheir home nation), three documentaries, one live album, and many, many thousands of shows.

While Darker Still remains irrefutably PARKWAY DRIVE, it finds the band sonically standing shoulder to shoulder with rock and metals greats Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Guns N Roses as much as it does their metalcore contemporaries. I wanted a classic guitar tone for this record,explains Ling, who credits much of his inspiration to the connection his riffs have with a crowd in a livesetting.

Emerging from the darkness of the past few years, this is the true face of PARKWAY DRIVE: redefined andresolute, focused in mind and defiant in spirit.

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