My Darkest Days Biography
My Darkest Days is an Alternative-Rock group based out of Toronto, Ontario CANADA. The band originally formed as a trio in the small town of Norwood in the mid-2000s. This small town atmosphere did not offer a lot of activities for young kids, so the band members have made music a part of their lives from a very early age. Singer + guitarist & songwriter Matt Walst has had music in his family all his life. In fact he co-wrote on his older brother's, Brad Walst, first album for Three Days Grace. For the project, he recruited childhood friends bassist Brendan McMillan and drummer Doug Oliver. With the addition of Toronto rocker Sal 'COZ' Costa on guitar and discovered by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, My Darkest Days was ready to explode into the mainstream.
Premiered by the strip club-ready tune and Canadian top 40 hit "Porn
Star Dancing", the band's self-titled debut CD arrived in September
2010 peaking at #11 on the Top Canadian Albums and at #38 on The Billboard
200. In the U.S. their first single, "Porn Star Dancing" which
features Zakk Wylde, crested at #7 on The Rock Songs and at #21 on The
Alternative Songs charts. "Move Your Body" was selected as the
second single from the album.
Due to growing interest in the band to play upscale venues, My Darkest Days expanded to five members with the addition of keyboardist Reid Henry. The group has played with the likes of Three Days Grace, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, Seether, Hinder, to name a few.
My Darkest Days returned in March 2012 with their sophomore album, "Sick And Twisted Affair", which quickly bulleted into the top 30 on both Canadian and U.S. charts. The lead-off single, "Casual Sex", peaked at #19 on the Active Rock chart.
In March 2014 Matt Walst was announced as the new permanent lead singer of Three Days Grace. Walst joined the multi-platinum band in early 2013 following the departure of long-time frontman Adam Gontier.