Aussie metal outfit Parkway Drive have set their sights on new music, revealing in a new interview that they’re using the COVID-19 pandemic to set their sights on new material.
Having released their last album, Reverence, back in May of 2018, Parkway Drive have been going from strength to strength, touring relentlessly in support of the record, and proving their worth as one of the world’s most in-demand groups.
However, in a new interview with Rock Sound (via Blabbermouth), frontman Winston McCall has revealed that the current global situation has seen the group switch up their priorities somewhat.
“We’ve started writing, which is awesome. It’s not something that happens fast for us,” McCall explains.
“Basically, our calendar is messed up. We were gonna take a whole bunch of time off next year to start writing anyway, and now our [touring plans for] this year [have] been wiped out.
“So, let’s just flip the years around — that kind of thing — so we’ve started writing now. And I’m not sure that’s gonna mean that anything will be out sooner — I probably doubt it — but it definitely makes it where we’re [able to stay] active. Which is really, really cool — it’s a challenge, but it’s fun.
“It’s nice to know that there’s a lot of gas in the tank, which is really, really cool. At this initial stage, you always hope the passion is still there. You just never know.”
Just yesterday, Parkway Drive announced that their upcoming Australian tour, which had been originally slated to kick off next month, will now begin in July of 2021, with Every Time I Die and Hatebreed coming along as supports. Check out all the details below.
Parkway Drive Viva the Underdogs Australian Revolution 2021
With special guests Hatebreed and Every Time I Die
Thursday, July 1st
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, July 3rd
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Friday, July 9th
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, July 10th
AEC Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday, July 13th
HBF Stadium, Perth, WA