Parkway Drive’s hugely anticipated fourth album, Atlas, follows closely on the triumphs of 2010’s Deep Blue, which set new sales highs in Europe and won the band a Grammy in their native Australia. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed), Atlas is yet another creative leap forward for the group, boasting some of the most up front and confrontational material Parkway Drive has ever released, while at the same time taking several unexpected turns into lush sonic terrain, redefining their trademark heavy sound while reinforcing their position as leaders in their field. “Everything has been enhanced,” says Parkway vocalist Winston McCall.
“People don’t have to kiss the old parts goodbye. When you think of change, you think of things being taken away, but there’s not a case here where anything has been taken away. This is just more on top.”
While never losing sight of their roots, Parkway Drive have created a metalcore masterwork that will appeal to fans of bands like A Day to Remember and Miss May I, along with the growing legions already riding along with Parkway Drive.