Parkway Drive’s Neck-Snapping New Music Vid For ‘Bottom Feeder’ Has Been Banned In Germany, Sort Of

Parkway Drive have continued to nail down their rep as Australia’s preeminent moshlords with the new music video for Bottom Feeder, a cut from the recently released digital deluxe edition of their 2015 LP Ire.

The neck-snapping mosh anthem’s visuals document the Byron Bay lad’s shenanigans during their recent tour of Europe – both on stage and off – showing frontman Winston McCall & co splashing around in a kiddie pool, doing flips off bridges and delivering an explosive set at Hungary’s massive 2016 Sziget Festival.

However, German fans have been left feeling the Ire, with access to the YouTube clip being blocked in their country:

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However, it appears the Bottom Feeder ban was not due to the German Government deeming the clip offensive or inappropriate, but an ongoing licensing dispute between German musical rights organisation GEMA and YouTube, which has led to the streaming site blocking access to numerous music videos from major label artists:

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Text reads: Unfortunately, this video is not available in Germany, because it may contain music for which GEMA has not granted the respective music rights. Sorry about that.

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Unlike some of the more power metal-inspired fare from Ire, the malicious, mid-tempo Bottom Feeder emphasises Parkway’s metalcore roots.

“This is the soundtrack of our existence as a band,” McCall tells Alt Press. “Every step we have taken has been down a path chosen by no one but ourselves. We write the music we want to hear, we dress the way we want to dress, we look the way we want to look, we go where we want to go and we play the shows we want to play.

“Our whole existence we have done things our way in the face of a chorus of voices and opinions telling us that it’s wrong and that we don’t belong. This is our answer, plain and simple.”

Check out the official video for Bottom Feeder below (unless you live in Germany, soz).


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