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Three Days Grace earns 13th Active Rock #1 with ‘I Am Machine’

Canadian rockers Three Days Grace celebrate that their single ” I Am Machine,” has just topped the Active Rock radio chart at #1. This is their 13th #1, breaking their own record for having the most #1’s at the format, and is their 5th consecutive #1. Their previous #1’s are: “Painkiller” (2014), “Misery Loves My Company” (2013), “The High Road” (2013), “Chalk Outline” (2012), “World So Cold” (2010), “The Good Life” (2010), “Break” (2009), “Never Too Late” (2007), “Animal I Have Become” (2006), “Pain” (2006), “Just Like You” (2004), and “Home” (2004).

The band also reveals the album title – Human – for their forthcoming album due out March 31st on RCA. Both “I Am Machine” and “Painkiller” are featured on the album.

Comments Neil Sanderson about their new single: “Sonically, we wanted to create a ‘machine-like’ sound in parts of the song. We were inspired by the images from the opening scene of Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’…relentless machines turning and churning, never ceasing to operate. Lyrically the song is about how sometimes you feel like you are in an endless routine and cannot escape. Every day seems the same. No freedom from the vicious cycle that your life can sometimes become…no control, you begin to feel numb to the world around you, as you yearn to just feel anything, any emotion.”

“I Am Machine” is the second single released from their new studio album Human scheduled for release March 31st and was co-written by the band, produced by Gavin Brown and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge.

Three Days Grace re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown on Human, who produced the band’s platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album. “We went back to our roots a bit and recaptured that collaborative feeling of being in a band and bringing out the best ideas in each other,” says band member Neil Sanderson. “Gavin was a huge part of that in the beginning and we feel like we’re back in those days where we’re high-fiving each other with guitars in our hands.”

In addition, Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge mixed Human. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.