Groundswell formed in 1992 in Norwood, Ontario. They released one full-length album, Wave of Popular Feeling. The line-up consisted of vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer Neil Sanderson, bassist Brad Walst, lead guitarist Phil Crowe, and secondary guitarist Joe Grant. Most of the members were attending high school when the band initially formed. By the end of 1995, Phil Crowe and Joe Grant had left Groundswell. In 1997, Gontier, Sanderson, and Walst regrouped and changed the band name to "Three Days Grace".