Three Days Grace Biography
This Alternative-Rock band was formed in late 1997 in Norwood, Ontario CANADA, by three members of the five-piece outfit called Groundswell: vocalist + guitarist Adam Gontier, bass player Brad Walst and drummer Neil Sanderson.
Relocating to Toronto, the threesome recorded a 3-track demo disc which
was sold off-stage at concerts; they eventually scored a deal with EMI
in their homeland, signed a contract with major U.S. label, Jive Records
in September 2002 and soon the guys were ready for their international
They recorded the single, "(I Hate) Everything About You", that helped their self-titled debut album rocket into the top 10 of the Canadian National chart upon its release in mid-2003; the record reached the #69 spot on The Billboard Top 200 Albums list while the first single hit #2 on The Modern Rock chart and #4 on The Mainstream Rock Tracks. Around this time the group decided to expand the line-up to include Barry Stock on guitar, Three Days Grace toured North-America several times with contemporary Rock acts such as Theory Of A Deadman and Thornley. Over the course of 2004, two more singles off of the album stormed the Billboard's Rock charts, "Home" peaked at #2 on the alt-Rock radio list and #9 on The Mainstream Rock Tracks; "Just Like You" rose to the top spots on both the same charts.
June 2006 saw the rease of the band's sophomore album, "One-X"; the 12-track set was an instant smash hitting #2 in Canada and #5 in U.S. trailed by "Animal I Have Become" which shot to #1 on both The Hot Modern Rock and The Hot Mainstream Rock charts. That November "Pain", equaled the chart performance the album's preceding track and the third single, "Never Too Late", followed in its predecessors footsteps at #1 on the Active Rock radio chart and fell just shy of topping The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. In November 2007, the Hot Mainstream Rock top 20 hit "Riot", was the final single to be released from the group's second platinum CD.
The Canadian modern rockers issued their next album "Life Starts Now" in September 2009. The set confirmed their talent and popularity and took them immediately into the top 3 in U.S. and Canada, supported by three Mainstream Rock #1 hit singles: "Break", "The Good Life" and "World So Cold" plus a further top 10 hit with "Lost In You".
Three Days Grace resurfaced in October 2012 with "Transit Of Venus"; the group embarked on new creative ground on their first album for RCA Records and fourth overall. The album broke fast, with three singles, "Chalk Outline", "The High Road" and "Misery Loves My Company", becoming #1 at Active Rock radio while "Transit Of Venus" hit #4 in Canada and #5 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
However in January 2013 frontman Adam Gontier was resigned from the group, just weeks prior to their co-headlining tour with Shinedown. My Darkest Days singer Matt Walst came aboard as his replacement for the trek.
The renewed four-piece have released a new track called "Painkiller", which comes from the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled album.