Parkway Drive Recording New Album

Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive is currently bunkered down in a Los Angeles studio hard at work on its fourth album.

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According to, Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive is currently bunkered down in a Los Angeles studio hard at work on its fourth album. The recording is due to take seven weeks, which is the longest time the band has spent on any album. Production is being overseen by Matt Hyde, whose vast resume includes Slayer, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, Hatebreed and Children Of Bodom.

The as-yet-untitled effort is the follow-up to 2010's phenomenally successful "Deep Blue", which debuted No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart, and No. 2 in Australia, where it reached solid gold status and won the ARIA Award for "Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album". Parkway Drive also just released a visually stunning Blu-ray and DVD, "Home Is For The Heartless", which can be found by going to the Epitaph store.

Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall says new material flowed easily in the wake of "Deep Blue", which saw the group tap a rich vein of creativity.

"When we finished 'Deep Blue', I was, like, 'I don't know where we go from here.' But if there was ever a way to step up from the last record, this is the way to do it," McCall says. "We're expanding in every way we can. But at the same time - and I say this with every new record - it still sounds like Parkway."

"Home Is For The Heartless" was shot in 42 countries on 5 continents. The 75-minute DVD is both a rare travelogue and an in-depth look at Parkway Drive on stage and off. In addition to footage of some of the craziest shows the band has ever played, it also captures some of their greatest adventures and most poignant shared moments. Traveling to many obscure destinations, including some third-world cities that had never been visited by an international heavy band, Parkway Drive embrace the local peoples and cultures as a vital part of their experience.

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    Oh c'mon people, these guys are keeping metalcore alive along with KSE, AILD and a couple more bands, Deep Blue was AWESOME, despite it was done without Adam D. For me it's even better than Horizons, tho I love Adam, still they kick ass without him
    While I admit Deep Blue wasn't a traditional metalcore album, I loved it. Guitars were heavy, and the lyrical concept was moving as hell.
    All their albums have been perfect on many different levels. Yes, my favourite Parkway albums will always be Horizons and KWAS but Deep Blue brings and begins a whole new chapter in Parkway. They couldn't get much better after the release of Horizons so they slightly changed their sound. They're still the same Parkway they've ever been, but they're slightly different. Personally, I'm glad they didn't go back to Adam, I never want Parkway's sound to become dry and they're perfect in the direction they're going, they're fusing modern day metalcore with 80's metal to the tune of Motley Crue and Metallica.
    Deep Blue sounded massive, pretty hard to say that it sounded worse than KWAS did.
    Black Hazard
    I don't know why they won't go back to Adam D, they will never beat the production on KWAS and Horizons. They set the bar too high with him, Deep Blue sounded like shit and this will too.