Parkway Drive have announced that their new film Viva The Underdogs, will be available for rent and purchase via Amazon, iTunes, Google or Vimeo from April 24.
The film follows the Byron Bay band’s 15-year journey to become international headliners on the world’s biggest metal music festivals. It also includes most of the band’s Wacken Open Air headlining set; a chaotic explosion of heavy music, pyrotechnics and suspense.
It’s release into home cinemas is set to be more appreciated than initially imagined, in light of international isolation measures. It’s been weeks since music fans have been allowed to congregate, let alone dive anonymously into a moshpit of thousands of sweaty strangers. The astonishing crowds on display in Viva The Underdogs devastatingly defy our current realities.
Self-funded, self-managed and committing to over 100 tour stops, in Viva The Underdogs, Parkway Drive recruit 40-plus crew members and fill six semi-trailers with cutting edge audio visual equipment and pyrotechnics. But is it enough to earn their spot at the top of the world’s biggest rock festivals?
Packed with a decade’s worth of behind the scenes personal footage and unprecedented access to the behind the scenes of their explosive live shows and festival appearances, Viva The Underdogs offers a candid look at Parkway Drive’s journey and all the good times, battles, triumphs and sacrifices they make as they take on the music industry.
The five-piece metal band from Byron Bay, Australia formed in 2002. The band features vocalist Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O’Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. For more than a decade, the band has stood at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, matching their uncompromising urgency with a powerful musicality. Parkway Drive has released six studio albums, all on Epitaph: ‘Killing with a Smile’ (2005), ‘Horizons’ (2007), ‘Deep Blue’ (2010),’Atlas’ (2012), ‘IRE'(2015), and ‘Reverence’ (2018). With ‘Deep Blue’, ‘Atlas’, and ‘Ire’ all achieving gold status in Australia. The band has also released two platinum-selling DVDs, one EP, and one book.
Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive has headlined Europe’s biggest metal festivals including Wacken (DE), SummerBreeze (DE), Bloodstock (UK), Resurrection (ES), and Hellfest (FR). In addition, the band has had massive performances at festivals worldwide including Welcome to Rockville (US), Aftershock (US), Carolina Rebellion (US), Northern Invasion (US), Rock on the Range (US), Warped Tour (US), Montebello Rockfest (CA), Rock Am Ring (DE), Rock Im Park (DE), Hurricane/Southside (DE), Download Festival (UK), Reading and Leeds (UK). Greenfield (CH), Nova Rock (AT), Lowlands (NL) and Pukkelpop (BE).
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