Transit of Venus is the upcoming fourth studio album by Canadian rock band, Three Days Grace. The album is set to be released on October 2, 2012, and available for pre-order on August 14, 2012. The album was produced by Don Gilmore and recorded at Revolution Studios in Toronto. On June 5, 2012, the same day as Venus’ visible transit across the sun, the band released the album title and release date. Five videos were released via YouTube to promote the album, all containing teasers of songs on the album. There may be more teasers following the fifth. “Some things will never happen again in your life time” was the slogan created for the album, referring to both Venus crossing the sun and the mood that the lyrics and music will most likely take on.
“We went for a tighter, more articulated sound on this record”, said Neil, the drummer of the band. “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.” On July 31, 2012, the band announced on their Facebook page that they have finished the recording process of the album “Going out on a limb here but I think this record….is actually….finished….wow…what a great journey….thanks to Don Gilmore.” The first single on the album, “Chalk Outline”, was released with a lyrics video. Loudwire gave the song 4/5.”Adam Gontier attacks the track with as much angst and aggression as ever.” Eviqshed.com gave the single 5/5, praising the fact the band took a different direction musically.