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Three Days Grace: a new chapter

Vocalist Matt Walst on being the new guy and the band's latest album, 'Human'

Replacing a singer can be a fairly easy task – just ask Iron Maiden. Yet sometimes, it can be a fraught affair which can alter the entire make-up of the band.

Thankfully for Three Days Grace, they seem to fall into the former category. My Darkest Days vocalist Matt Walst was enlisted by the Canadians in 2013 after long-time singer Adam Gontier called it quits and the alt-rock juggernaut continues to gain steam.

Initially recruited to tour, 32-year-old Walst later became a permanent member of the band and laid down vocals on their fifth album Human.

“It was a pretty comfortable recording process,” he reflects about the new effort. “I co-wrote on their first record and my brother Brad plays bass guitar in the band. I’ve known the drummer Neil since I was 10 years old, so I’ve been around the guys for a long time.

“Over the years, me, Neil and Brad had talked about making a band together, so it was pretty cool that what we talked about over the years actually happened. It was like fate.”

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