Australian hardcore band, Parkway Drive have recently announced plans to make their triumphant return to North America for a brief run on the West Coast in support of the band’s latest release, Atlas. The tour will kick off Thursday 30 January in Phoenix, AZ and wrap up on Wednesday 5 February in Pomona, CA. Joining them will be Upon A Burning Body and Betrayal. Tickets are on sale now.
Recorded in Los Angeles with esteemed producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, etc.), Atlas, which has recently gone Gold in Australia and Platinum on DVD, boasts 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 sound while reinforcing their position as leaders in their field. The new record is positioned to be the most highly anticipated heavy album of the year and follows 2010’s phenomenally successful Deep Blue.
You can catch Parkway Drive live on the following dates:
Jan 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Jan 31 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 1 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 2 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb 3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb 4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Feb 5 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Trailblazing Australian metalcore outfit, I Killed The Prom Queen is back and have officially signed to Epitaph Records worldwide. They will release their long-anticipated, third studio LP in 2014.
Catch up on hardcore history and reacquaint yourself with I Killed The Prom Queen and watch their teaser video now (below).
Following his stint with Bring Me The Horizon, songwriter and guitarist Jona Weinhofen returns to his role in I Killed The Prom Queen and he states: “We are absolutely ecstatic to join the Epitaph Records family. Having worked with the label previously with Bring Me The Horizon, I knew exactly what Epitaph was capable of and that it would be the perfect home for I Killed The Prom Queen. Epitaph is already the home to so many of our heroes such as Converge, Refused, Pennywise and Every Time I Die and has helped launch our good friends Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Day Of Contempt, Letlive and more. To say that we are a part of this family is truly an honour.”
The band has just finalised the recording process in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, In Flames, Dimmu Brogir, Architects UK), with plans to release the new material in 2014. Jona Weinhofen continues: “We are dying to get this album out and into the hands of old and new I Killed The Prom Queen fans everywhere. To me this record feels as though I Killed The Prom Queen never took a break and is a natural progression of the band. You will hear hints of our side projects and new influences but make no mistake, this is an I Killed The Prom Queen record through and through. Its fast, melodic, heavy, catchy and we have added a couple of new elements which really bring it up there with the level of music being created these days.”
I Killed The Prom Queen is also making plans to tour in 2014 in support of the new album. Stay tuned for further details.