Today, Australian metal masters Parkway Drive unleash a new song and video for “Prey”. The track is from the band’s sixth studio album, Reverence, out May 4 on Epitaph.
In the vital and volatile “Prey”, Parkway Drive channel their furious energy into thrashing rhythms and ferocious vocal work while delivering deeply infectious melodies. “Prey” is a gang-vocal-driven anthem that unfolds in both punishing riffs and intricate guitar lines.
Watch the epic performance video for “Prey” now: https://youtu.be/WL_8ZY89dP4
Reverence is the band’s most sonically adventurous album and the most personal from the Byron Bay group. With its barrage of heart-shredding anthems, the album was closely informed by a series of tragedies the band had endured over the past few years, including the untimely loss of two loved ones. “We took stock of what we had and realized what actually mattered. What we went through was horrendous,” says frontman Winston McCall.
“I hope Reverence is the kind of album that redefines what people expect of us, in the sense that you can now expect the unexpected. This time around we’ve taken more risks, and I don’t think we’ve ever sounded more interesting,” says McCall.
Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015’s IRE—Parkway Drive’s most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band’s sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive’s most devastating songs yet.
TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:
1. Wishing Wells
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom
5. The Void
6. I Hope You Rot
7. Shadow Boxing
8. In Blood
10. The Colour Of Leaving
Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O’Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012’s Home is for the Heartless and 2009’s Parkway Drive: The DVD).
Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and United Kingdom this Summer to play some of the biggest festivals on the continent, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details.
PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES
June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) – TICKETS
June 2nd,2018 – Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS
June 3rd, 2018 – Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) – TICKETS
June 5th, 2018 – Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 – Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS
June 7th, 2018 – Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) – TICKETS
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS
June 16th, 2018 – Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) – TICKETS
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS
June 30th, 2018 – Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) TICKETS
Credit: Kane Hibberd