Deep Blue (Parkway Drive album)

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Deep Blue is the third studio album by Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California, and was released on 25 June 2010 through Resist, Epitaph and Burning Heart Records. The album was produced by Joe Barresi. It debuted at number 2 on the ARIA charts and at number 39 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is also Parkway Drive's most critically acclaimed release, having a three-year separation between their previous album, Horizons. It won the 2010 ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album and has been certified gold in sales by the ARIA.

Deep Blue
Studio album by
Released25 June 2010 (2010-06-25)
Recorded23 March–18 April 2010
StudioJhoc Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.
ProducerJoe Barresi
Parkway Drive chronology
Deep Blue
Singles from Deep Blue
  1. "Sleepwalker"
    Released: 4 June 2010

Writing and recordingEdit

The recording of the album was done during March – April, the writing was done in the band's hometown of Byron Bay over six months.[2] On the announcement the album on Parkway Drive MySpace blog vocalist and lyricist Winston McCall explained the narrative running through Deep Blue "It's basically about the search for truth in a world that seems to be devoid of that. The story is told through the eyes of a man who wakes up and realizes that his life is a lie and nothing he believes in is real. So he tries to find the truth within himself and his journey takes him to the bottom of the ocean and back again. The song 'Alone' is a summary of the story Deep Blue tells."[3]

Release and promotionEdit

On 18 May, Parkway Drive put the track "Sleepwalker" up on their MySpace profile and also stated that the album is available for pre-order and preview through iTunes.[4] The filming for the video "Sleepwalker" took place in Brisbane, Australia and Kevin Call from Comeback Kid plays a cameo role. On 16 June, "Unrest" was released for streaming on Parkway Drive's official MySpace. On 18 June, the album had been leaked onto various Internet peer to peer sites. Subsequently, on 19 June the entire album had been leaked onto streaming websites such as YouTube. Between late June and early August, the band performed on Warped Tour.[5] In February and March 2011, the band went on a headlining tour of the US with support from Set Your Goals.[6] In May, the group went on a headlining tour of Australia, dubbed The Mix N Mash Tour. They were supported by Bleeding Through, the Wonder Years and Confession. You Me at Six were also initially supposed to join them as a supporting act,[7] but they pulled out of the tour.[8] On 16 May, the ARIA Charts announced that Deep Blue went gold.[9]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [11]
Alternative Press     [12]
PopMatters          [13]     [14]
Rock Sound          [15]

Deep Blue has received critical acclaim. The New Review gave the album a 4.5 out of 5 and stated "Deep Blue is truly a groundbreaking album. Parkway Drive has unfurled a masterfully crafted, distinct, and intensely heavy work of art which has set the standard for all others in the industry."[16] Rock Sound ranked it as the 42nd best album of the year,[17] stating that the album was "more organic, less restricted and intriguing in its use of dynamic range, Deep Blue provides all the anthems required to keep the fan base devoted with enough room for the occasional deviation or excursions into the metallic wild that may just turn a few new heads in their direction."[15]

Commercial performanceEdit

"Sleepwalker" came in at number 97 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2010.[18]

Track listingEdit

8."Deliver Me"4:13
10."Home Is for the Heartless" (featuring Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion)4:08
11."Hollow" (featuring Marshall Lichtenwaldt of The Warriors)3:00
12."Leviathan I"3:49
13."Set to Destroy"1:34
Total length:43:46


Parkway Drive
Additional musicians
Additional personnel


Chart (2010) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[19] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[20] 68
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 46
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 84
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 112
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[25] 13
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[26] 11
US Billboard 200[27] 39
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[28] 4
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[29] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[30] 7
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[31] 25


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[32] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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