Three Days Grace
Formed in Ontario way back in 1992, Three Days Grace is a 4-piece alternative metal act prone to heavy radio fare concerned with the darker side of life, due in part to singer Adam Gontier's struggles with substance abuse. After a two-year hiatus between 1995 and 1997 (as well as a name change from Groundswell), the band signed to Jive Records and released a self-titled debut in 2003. Album number two, One-X, appeared in 2005, and focused on Gontier's recent experiences in rehab. The record gained the band a following in both Canada and the U.S., thanks to the single, "Animal I Have Become," extensive touring with such peers as Seether and Breaking Benjamin and respectable showings on the rock charts. As of 2008, Three Days Grace had assumed their spot as de facto kings of the alt metal hill. Third studio album Life Starts Now, a title that reflected Gontier's post-rehab outlook, surfaced in September of 2009.