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Parkway Drive - 10th Anniversary Australian Tour

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The Australian Metal Sensation
Australia is well-known around the world. Kangaroos, boomerangs, poisonous insects and all kinds of nasty critters, and basically a never-ending list of incredible and unique things have made Australia probably the most adventurous place on Earth. However, not until the middle of the '70 when AC/DC came out with a bang and an amazing commercial success when Aussieland had became a great place not only for surfing but a nesting ground for some of the most incredible bands in the world. Pop-idols like INXS and Jet have shown the world that Australia has a lot to offer to the world.

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Of course, nowadays there is still a galaxy of stars that are born in Oz. Innovative musical bands like Pendulum or Wolfmother are a part of almost any big music festival around the world in the last couple of years. We are here for something a lot more extreme, though. Parkway Drive. This band has set the start of the new age of Australian hardcore punk and metal scene. Because of them and the inspiration they give, literally hundreds of bands have emerged and have started ruling the world. Bands like I Killed The Prom Queen and Deez Nuts gather thousands of people into their shows in Europe, North America and Asia.

Anyway, Parkway Drive come from a small town called Byron Bay located 150 kilometres away from Brisbane. They are just a bunch of surfers that went extremely famous first in the underground and then in the commercial metal music scene.

There are many reasons why Parkway Drive have grown from just a couple of kids to a viral sensation. Maybe it was the incredible amount of touring they did. In 2011, this band released a DVD called Home Is For The Heartless which portrayed their journey which started from Australia and then went across Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, the United States, South America, China and came to an end in... India. That's right. People from all around the world have partied to their songs. Carpet cleaners in Melbourne, Sidney and Brisbane say that they have cleaned after not one or two metal parties.

Or maybe it was their modesty and simplicity. Unlike most of the rock bands out there that like extravagant appearance, this band is nowhere near the stereotype and don't wear make-up, black clothes with blood and gore images or spiky accessories. In fact, the typical Parkway Drive band member looks just like your everyday normal guy. Except, of course the tons of tattoos they have.

So why am I writing this article then? In 2013, Parkway Drive have an anniversary – 10 years since they've started jamming. And for that reason they have invited everybody to a series of concerts around the country. Some of them are all ages permitted so if you want to go and listen to some quality music and probably have the time of your life, or you have a child that needs just some fun then partying with Parkway Drive is the thing for you. Hurry up though, some shows are already sold out – 2 months earlier.

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