Thy Art Is Murder Join Forces With Parkway Drive For Australian Tour

Two of Australia’s biggest names in heavy metal are officially combining their powers, with Thy Art Is Murder set to link up with Parkway Drive for their national tour this September and October.

Shit, friends, just got real.

Thy Art will replace Suicide Silence as main support on Parkway’s nine-date Ire album tour, alongside American metalcore behemoths Memphis May Fire and The Word Alive.

The trek is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, 23rd September at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium and will travel to Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle.

Parkway Drive have said that Ire, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album Atlas, represents a creative leap for the band.

“This is the album for us. Every single step of the way, whenever there was gamble to take, we took the biggest one we could,” explains singer Winston McCall. “If this isn’t the album that can go further than anything we thought was possible with this band and this type of music, that’s fine, but we can’t go back from this as far as we’re concerned.”

Thy Art, meanwhile, have just released an album of their own. They were already scheduled to tour Australia across October in support of their new slab of metal, Holy War, alongside Aversions Crown, Feed Her To The Sharks & Colossvs.

They will still be headlining those previously scheduled dates, after the tour with Parkway wraps up.

Parkway Drive’s new album Ire will be released on Friday, 25th September.

Check out the video for the disc’s first single, Vice Grip, alongside the full list of tour dates, below.

UPDATE 31/07/15: Parkway Drive have added a second Byron Bay show to their upcoming Ire tour. The new show will take place at High School on Sunday, 4th October. Catch updated tour details, below.

Watch: Parkway Drive – Vice Grip

Watch: Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War

Parkway Drive National Tour Dates

With special guests: Thy Art Is Murder, Memphis May Fire & The Word Alive

Tickets on sale now

Wednesday, 23rd September
Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Red Hill Auditorium

Friday, 25th September
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Ticketmaster

Saturday, 26th September
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Ticketmaster

Sunday, 27th September
Odean Theatre, Hobart
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Oztix

Friday, 2nd October
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Ticketmaster

High School, Byron Bay
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Oztix

Sunday, 4th October NEW SHOW
High School, Byron Bay
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Oztix

Friday, 9th October
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Ticketek

Saturday, 10th October
UC Refectory, Canberra
Tickets: Parkway Drive / UC Live

Sunday, 11th October
Panthers, Newcastle
Tickets: Parkway Drive / Moshtix

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