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[[caption-width-right:344:The band during the One-X run]]
Three Days Grace is an [[AlternativeRock Alternative]] HardRock[=/=]{{Post-grunge}} group from [[CanadianMusic Norwood, Ontario, Canada]]. Formed in 1992 as the band Groundswell, they consisted of Adam Gontier (vocals, rhythm guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, backing vocals), Brad Walst (Bass, occasional backing vocals), Phil Crowe (Guitar) and Joe Grant (Guitar), all attending high school at the time. This incarnation would ultimately break up 1995. They later reformed under the name Three Days Grace in 1997 as the trio of Gontier, Sanderson and Walst. In 2003 after their debut tour they enlisted Barry Stock as lead guitarist, allowing Gontier to simply sing in concert.

They released the demo for "I Hate Everything About You" in 2003, scoring them a record deal with Jive records. They released their [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut album that same year.

On January 9 2013, long-time singer Adam Gontier left the band, citing health issues. Brad Walst's brother Matt, then with My Darkest Days, filled in on vocals during their 2013 tour, and eventually was promoted to full-time vocalist on March 28, 2014, with "Painkiller" released as the band's first post-Gontier single not too long after.

'''Current Members''':
* Neil Sanderson: Drums, keyboard/piano, Backing vocals
* Brad Walst: Bass, backing vocals
* Barry Stock: Guitar
* Matt Walst: Lead Vocals

'''Former Members''':
* Adam Gontier: Lead Vocals

'''Discography''':
* ''Three Days Grace'' - 2003
* ''One-X'' - 2006
* ''Life Starts Now'' - 2009
* ''Transit Of Venus'' - 2012


Gontier also preformed guest vocals in the {{Apocalyptica}} song "I Don't Care" and in the Canadian supergroup Big Dirty Band for ''TrailerParkBoys: TheMovie'' along with Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of {{Rush}}, Die Mannequin's Care Failure, Ian Thornley of the band Thornley, and TheTeaParty's Jeff Burrows.

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!!'''Tropes associated with Three Days Grace:'''

* AbandonedWarehouse: The setting for the "Pain" music video.
* AllJustADream: The "Animal I Have Become" video. [[spoiler: Subverted in that his room's still a mess...]]
* AnimatedMusicVideo: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkSASi_eN_k Misery Loves My Company]]." Overlaps with DerangedAnimation.
* BandOfRelatives: Brad Walst is an original member, while his brother Matt got his break in My Darkest Days. Following Adam Gontier's departure from the band, Matt was hired to fill in as the band's vocalist, eventually joining permanently.
* BreakupSong: Not actually as common as you'd think; Adam has been HappilyMarried since before ''One-X'' came out. Most of the songs from the debut have little to do with anger in the context of a relationship. Though it's still up-in-the-air what in the heck "World So Cold" and "Last To Know" are about.
** "Last To Know" is pretty clearly a BreakupSong about being left for another guy. "World So Cold" is debatable.
* CallingTheOldManOut: "Just Like You"
* ChalkOutline: Used metaphorically in a song with the same name, the first single from ''Transit of Venus''.
* CoverVersion: Only "The Chain" by Music/FleetwoodMac has actually come from an album (which was ultimately cut from ''Life Starts Now'', becoming a bonus track). Live, they've been known to cover anything and everything, especially during the bridge of "Home," from Music/{{Filter}}'s "Hey Man, Nice Shot" to "Lose Yourself" by Music/{{Eminem}} ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTtPuqOYUIs then there's this]]). Gontier alone likes to do spontaneous acoustic covers of old rock and alternative songs, such as "Wicked Game" by Chris Issak, "The Drugs Don't Work" by TheVerve, "Rooster" by Music/AliceInChains, "Black" by Music/PearlJam, "Everything Falls Apart" by Dog's Eye View, "Another Lonely Day" by Ben Harper and "Free Fallin'" by Music/TomPetty.
** ''Transit of Venus'' features a cover of Music/MichaelJackson's ''Give In to Me''.
* DemBones: One of Adam's mic stands, shaped like a skeletal hand gripping the mic, which he sometimes fixes into the shape of [[WardingGestures the]] [[RonnieJamesDio horns]] for fun.
* EnemyWithin: One possible interpretation of ''Animal I Have Become''.
* InMemoriam: Their ''Live at the Palace'' DVD[=/=]Blu-Ray, dedicated to their deceased manager.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Life Starts Now'' compared to the first two albums. Some of the songs are easily the softest the band has ever done like "Lost In You", "Last To Know" and the self-titled track, and even most of the harder songs on it aren't quite as hard as most of their material from beforehand. This made it a bit of a BaseBreaker amongst their fanbase, some claiming it to be their most consistent album, while others thought it was the worst due to a lack of their usual edge.
* MessyHair: The way Adam styled his hair around ''One-X''.
* MetalScream: Gontier gets one at the end of "Riot." Special mention goes to ''Home''
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally a 4 to 7, though a "Last to Know" may arguably go down to a 3.
* [[NightmareFuel/MusicVideos Nightmare Fuel]]: The "Animal I Have Become" video.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: "Last To Know," bordering on {{Coldplay}}-like murmuring.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Riot." "Wake Up."
** There's also "Gone Forever" and "Overrated". Together, these four songs are the only ones in their entire discography to contain profanity.
* PoliceState: The "Just Like You" video.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I Hate Everything About You".
* RageAgainstTheReflection: The "Animal I Have Become" video.
* TheRockumentary: "Live at the Palace" is a half-example; there's several extensive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage intermingled between the songs.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Just Like You", "Overrated", "Bitter Taste" all qualify
* SillyLoveSongs: "Without You". But this is effectively balanced out by the more genuine-sounding "[[{{TearJerker}} Last to Know]]".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Lost In You, probably because it lacks a significantly sombre mood.
* VocalEvolution: Adams's voice on the debut was simply scratchy, grungy over-screaming without much technique. With the recent albums he's invited far more melody and flexibility than in his younger days, ranging from a higher register on some songs to a lower bass on others.
* WhatHaveIBecome: "Animal I Have Become"
* WorldHalfEmpty: "World so Cold"
* {{Yandere}}: Especially in the song "Over and Over"
** NightmareFuel when you consider that this song could ''actually'' be talking about Adam's addiction to prescription drugs.
* YouAreNotAlone: "Never Too Late"
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