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Three Days Grace

The members of Three Days Grace began bashing punk chords when they were in their teens, carving a derivative yetenergetic sound that fueled their live performances. Three Days Grace were formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997 byAdam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums). The group was originally called Groundswell, afive-piece that lasted from 1992 until transforming to a trio five years later. Gontier and Walst were raised in Norwood, andmany of their songs were inspired by living in a place with a population of around 1,500. The bandmembers were st ...read more

The members of Three Days Grace began bashing punk chords when they were in their teens, carving a derivative yetenergetic sound that fueled their live performances. Three Days Grace were formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997 byAdam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums). The group was originally called Groundswell, afive-piece that lasted from 1992 until transforming to a trio five years later. Gontier and Walst were raised in Norwood, andmany of their songs were inspired by living in a place with a population of around 1,500. The bandmembers were still in highschool when they had their first gig, and they performed anywhere that would accept them -- including opening for a movie.

Three Days Grace eventually relocated to Toronto and were introduced to producer Gavin Brown by their old manager. Theband gave Brown a private set, and he selected what he felt were the most promising tracks. The group then produced ademo for EMI Music Publishing Canada. With Brown at the helm, Three Days Grace recorded "(I Hate) Everything About You."The tune got them a publishing deal with EMI, and soon they were signed to Jive after being courted by the company'spresident. Brown and Three Days Grace were sent to a studio in Boston, Massachusetts, to start the group's debut album.The band completed its self-titled full-length in Woodstock, New York, at an isolated location free from big-city distractions.Heavily influenced by Kyuss and Sunny Day Real Estate, the dark, angst-ridden tales of small-town love and hate on ThreeDays Grace brought the group a Next Big Thing tag.

Three Days Grace was released on July 22, 2003, by which time "(I Hate) Everything About You" was already a hit onalternative radio stations in Canada. The band toured extensively behind the record for the next two years as both asupporting act and headliners, but after a while, life on the road left the band, especially Gontier, feeling isolated and alone.Consequently, this theme of disconnection -- coupled with the realization that one was, in fact, not alone -- would serve asthe basis for their follow-up album. Getting back to their roots by writing the record in the Ontario countryside, One. X wasreleased in June 2006. The album, which hit number five on the Billboard Top 200, marked the recorded debut of the band'ssecond guitarist, Barry Stock. Three Days Grace supported One-X throughout the summer on dates alongside Staind,Hoobastank, and Nickelback, while "Animal I Have Become" became a number one modern rock hit. In 2009, the groupreleased its third full-length album, Life Starts Now. After heading out on tour with bands like Nickelback and AvengedSevenfold, the band returned to the studio to record their fourth album, the more atmospheric, electronic-tinged Transit ofVenus. « hide

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LPs
Transit of Venus
10/02/2012

3
273 Votes
Life Starts Now
2009

2.8
717 Votes
One-X
2006

3.3
1,268 Votes
Three Days Grace
2003

3.1
1,029 Votes
EPs
Lost In You EP
2011

4.1
16 Votes
Pain (+ Acoustic) - EP
2007

3.7
15 Votes
Three Days Grace Demo
2000

4.2
10 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Palace (DVD)
2008

3.9
36 Votes

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