Three Days Grace are taking time off from recording their new album to play at the NHL Faceoff Festival tonight (10/6) in Winnipeg. Vocalist Adam Gontier spoke with NHL Live about the upcoming season and his theory about rock stars and hockey players.

Three Days Grace are in the process of recording their fourth record, which is said to be called 'Venus'. According to a report from Loudwire, singer Adam Gontier said we may see it very soon:

"We’re working on the next record right now. Whether or not it’s going to be another year until it comes out, I don’t think so. It might be a shorter period this time around...we’re almost there, so we’ll see what happens."

Gontier also explained the noticeable shift in mood on their last collection of songs -- 2009's 'Life Starts Now':

"I think [our last record] was a bit positive, maybe in the sense that we were trying to look at the world in a different way, because we’d been through a lot of different things. Life starts now, in general, for us is living life on life’s terms. You can’t really change what happens in life, so we tied to look at it in a positive light. But, all our music always comes from emotion. Whether it’s positive emotion or negative emotion, there’s always something to write about."

The Ontario based vocalist also dropped in on the folks at NHL Live to talk about the kickoff of the hockey season and his love of the sport ahead of tonight's performance in Winnipeg -- check it out below.