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Three Days Grace has set October 2nd as the release date for its fourth studio album, Transit Of Venus. The first single from the set, titled "Chalk Outline," will be available at all digital retailers on August 14th, which is also presumably when it will arrive at radio. Pre-sales for the album start that day as well. Transit Of Venus is the follow-up to 2009's Life Starts Now, which debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart and yielded three hit singles.

Bassist Brad Walst told us a little while back how he was feeling about the band's new material and what was inspiring them this time around: "I think we're in good shape, man, and I'm really excited (with) just kind of the way it's formed, you know. It's a little heavier, a little bit more electronic or something, yeah, just different. You know, definitely, musically we grow, so I think especially like being around heavier bands, like, you know, being around Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine really kind of inspires us."

The Canadian group worked on this album with producer Don Gilmore, known for his collaborations with Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine and others.

Drummer Neil Sanderson said about the new CD, "We went for a tighter, more articulated sound on this record. The music we were writing was a little more intricate than in the past, and we've been experimenting with new instruments. We wanted to present these new ideas concisely without going over-the-top in ambience and overall production."

Three Days Grace's next scheduled U.S. show is the Rock Allegiance festival date on September 1st in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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