Parkway Drive have just unleashed a brand new track from their soon to be released, fourth album, Atlas out October 26th via Resist Records. The new track titled “Old Ghost / New Regrets” takes listeners on the epic journey of life and death of the world today, complimenting the overall darker album theme that centers around the state of the Earth as we know it.

 

Fans are invited to pre-order the album by going to parkwaydriverock.com.

“Old Ghost / New Regrets” can be streamed below:

 

 

Parkway Drive have retained the classic elements of their magnificently heavy sound while broadening their horizons with new textures and dynamics. Lyrically, the band has turned a page in what is considered to be their most in – depth and advanced album to date.  Front-man Winston McCall draws from the bands experience as one of the most heavily traveled acts on the planet, reaching remote destinations far beyond the everyday touring locations such as India, Russia and South America.

Commenting on the delicate landscape of the Earth’s current environment in “Old Ghost / New Regrets,” McCall growls, “Precious heritage laid waste before the chainsaws snarling teeth, bleed the Earth, bleed her ‘til her heart no longer beats,”  between the ever so heavy metal riffs and bone-crushing drum fills that will not only have fans listening intently to the intricate and technical  elements of the song, but will also have hardcore devotees and metal maniacs running to the pit.

“Lyrically the album deals with western/modern societies growing disconnection with the lifecycle’s of the planet we live on,”  says McCall. “In pre – colonial times, humanity lived largely hand – in – hand with the environment.  We have grown to live outside of the world and the ecosystems that made us free. We have become gears in the machines we ourselves designed to lighten the load of existence. We are born, we take, we use, we ignore, and  we die scared and alone, questioning the sum of our lives, disconnected from a world we turn our back on more and more with each passing day and those themes are reflected in this album.”

McCall continues, “This record means the world to us. Never as a band, and as people, have we put more effort and thought into creating music. There is more of us in this record than anything before. The experiences that it took to create over the years were once in a lifetime. Ten years down the track, this is the Parkway you know, but we’ve decided to step it up.”

The new record is positioned to be the most highly anticipated heavy album of the year and follows 2010’s phenomenally successful Deep Blue, which debuted #39 in the US on the Billboard 200, #2 in Australia, as well as reaching Gold status and winning the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock and Metal Album.

“Atlas” in stores and online October 26.

Parkway Drive “Atlas” Australian Tour

Thu December 13 High School, Byron Bay
Tickets from Afends (Byron Bay), Oztix outlets, www.oztix.com.au

Fri December 14 Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets from Ticketmaster 136100, www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sat December 15 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets from Ticketek outlets, www.ticketek.com.au

Sun December 16 UC Refectory, Canberra
Tickets from Ticketek outlets, www.ticketek.com.au

Mon December 17 Panthers, Newcastle
Tickets from Panthers Box Office, Moshtix outlets www.moshtix.com.au

Wed December 19 Challenge Stadium, Perth
Tickets from Ticketmaster 136100, www.ticketmaster.com.au

Thur December 20 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets from Venue Tix outlets www.venuetix.com.au

Sat December 22 Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets from Ticketmaster 136100, www.ticketmaster.com.au

All shows all ages.

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