Next month, fans of melodic rock will be in sonic ecstasy when Three Days Grace make their triumphant return to record store shelves. The Canadian hook kings will be releasing Transit of Venus, their long-awaited fourth studio album.

Produced by acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet for My Valentine), at Revolution Studios in Toronto, the albums's first single, "Chalk Outline," was the #1 most added at Active Rock radio its first week out.

"We went for a tighter, more articulated sound on this record," Three Days Grace drummer Neil Sanderson says of Transit of Venus. "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."

In this Noisecreep exclusive, we go behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot for the Transit of Venus album. As an added bonus, we also got our dirty paws on some pics from the session!

Watch Video Footage from the Three Days Grace Photo Shoot

Check Out Exclusive Photos from the Shoot


Transit of Venus will hit stores on Oct. 2 and can be pre-ordered at this link. Catch the band on the following tour dates:

Monday, October 08, 2012 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Friday, October 12, 2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Detroit, MI St. @ Andrew's Hall
Monday, October 15, 2012 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Friday, October 19, 2012 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Monday, October 22, 2012 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Friday, October 26, 2012 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Sunday, October 28, 2012 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In