Ex-THREE DAYS GRACE Singer ADAM GONTIER: I Have ‘No Plans On Going Back To A Dark Place Anytime Soon’

Former THREE DAYS GRACE and present SAINT ASONIA frontman Adam Gontier spoke to the Razor 94.7 and 104.7 in regards to the turning level in his battle with substance abuse points. He mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi): “It was fairly current, really. In 2017, I went right into a therapy middle. I used to be performing some solo acoustic exhibits in Canada, and I had relapsed, and I used to be utilizing on the time. So this wasn’t that way back in any respect. And on the time, my spouse was pregnant [with our first child]. So we had a bizarre state of affairs the place I used to be on the street and my tour supervisor and a few buddies intervened after one of many exhibits and principally despatched me to Nashville to a therapy middle. So I ended up there, and it was a extremely tough state of affairs. I ended up in an establishment for a few weeks as a result of my thoughts wasn’t proper. And at the moment, once I was within the hospital, my son was born in Minnesota. So I wasn’t there for him being born. And once I began to come back round within the hospital and I noticed the image earlier than they informed me he was born and stuff, that was the second for me that I… I imply, it is now not about me. So since that day I have been sober, and [I have] no plans on going again to a darkish place anytime quickly. I do not need my youngsters to see that model of me ever.”

Gontier initially went into rehab in 2005 in Toronto after admitting an habit to Oxycontin. The rehab stint influenced some materials which would seem on THREE DAYS GRACE‘s “One-X” album, together with the songs “Ache” and “Over And Over”.

Gontier left THREE DAYS GRACE within the spring of 2013. On the time, the Canadian rockers cited unspecified “well being points” when his departure was introduced. Gontier was changed by Matt Walst who was beforehand the singer of a band known as MY DARKEST DAYS. Adam later launched a press release explaining he exited THREE DAYS GRACE to pursue new initiatives, and to not take care of habit.

SAINT ASONIA, which additionally options STAIND guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, will launch a brand new EP, “Introvert”, on July 1 through Spinefarm. The quartet is rounded out by Cale Gontier (bass) and Cody Watkins (drums).

SAINT ASONIA‘s self-titled debut got here out in 2015 and charted Prime 10 in Canada and entered the Billboard U.S. Rock Albums chart at No. 2. The album was pushed by the Prime 10 radio tracks “Higher Place” and “Let Me Dwell My Life”, in addition to the high-concept video to the featured monitor “Fairy Story”.

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