Three Days Grace is a Canadian alternative rock band, formed under the name of Groundswell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1992;
First Album : Three Days Grace .
Upon completion of their first album, self-titled Three Days Grace, the band recruited Barry Stock to help with lead guitar, allowing Gontier breathing room on stage and on tour. The album's lead single, "I Hate Everything About You," reached number two on the US Modern Rock charts, number one on the Mainstream Rock charts, and number two on the Canadian Rock charts. Their second single, "Just Like You," gave the group a second number-one in Canada as well as gaining number one status on U.S. rock charts. This was soon followed by the release of the single, "Home," which turned out to be another radio success for the band. In 2004, Gavin Brown won a Juno Award for his production work on Three Days Grace and "Try Honesty" by Billy Talent.
Second Album : One- X
In 2005, Gontier was sent into rehababilitation for an addiction to the painkiller, Oxycontin. The song "Gone Forever" is based on Gontier's life without the drug. During his time spent in rehabilitation, Gontier wrote several songs which he introduced to the band when he returned in 2006. The band then released the album One-X which includes several of Gontier's songs including: "Pain", "Animal I Have Become", "Riot", "Never Too Late", and "Over and Over." In the spring of 2006, Three Days Grace was on Jägermeister Music Tour with alternative rock bands Staind and Hurt. In 2007, Gontier recorded a song called "I Don't Care" with the band Apocalyptica. During this time, the band also went on tour with bands Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Seether, Skillet, Nickelback, Hoobastank, Trapt, Puddle of Mudd, 3 Doors Down, Flyleaf, 12 Stones, Red, Econoline Crush, and many others. Live on stage, Gontier has also sung Amy Lee's duet part with Seether in the song "Broken". In a few of his performances he plays an acoustic cover of "Rooster" by Alice In...