06 | 2016 | Group of the Year | Three Days Grace | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Since first catapulting on to the scene in 2003, Three Days Grace consistently connected to audiences via hard-hitting, honest and hypnotic anthems. The platinum selling, chart-topping, record-setting quartet – Matt Walst (lead vocals), Barry Stock (lead guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming) – once again continue that tradition on their fifth full-length album, Human (RCA Records).

With Matt as their new lead singer, the band continued barrelling forward full steam ahead. In between touring, throughout 2014, they reconnected with producer Gavin Brown who helmed the boards on their platinum-certified 2003 self-titled debut – and enlisted the mixing talents of Chris Lord-Alge and Nick Raskulinecz. They would retreat to a dark, uncomfortable rehearsal space and write everything on acoustic guitars, starkly tightening the melodies as much as possible. On Human, Three Days Grace comes full circle, yet they’re also newly energized with the addition of Matt (Brad’s brother).

Seizing that signature spirit, the first two singles from Human, “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine,” both shot to #1 at Active Rock Radio. They became the band’s 12th and 13th number ones and solidified them as the record-holder for most number ones at Active Rock."