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Chevelle

Chevelle is an alternative metal band from Grayslake, IL. They formed in 1994 with the members of Sam Loeffler, Pete Loeffler (brothers) and Matt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005, Joe was fired because of “irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-law to the Loefflers) became the new bass player of Chevelle.

Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, Chicago-based trio Chevelle’s aggressive, heavy sound is al ...read more

Chevelle is an alternative metal band from Grayslake, IL. They formed in 1994 with the members of Sam Loeffler, Pete Loeffler (brothers) and Matt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005, Joe was fired because of “irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-law to the Loefflers) became the new bass player of Chevelle.

Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, Chicago-based trio Chevelle’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. They started out playing parties and outdoor events, which quickly led to bookings at Chicago clubs when youngest member Joe was just 16.

Chevelle released their first studio album, entitled Point #1, on May 4, 1999. Chevelle recorded a demoknownasTheBlueAlbum,and played small concerts for the next three years until they were signed on to Steve Taylor’sSquintEntertainment.Thebandrecorded for 17days in Electrical Audio studios, and in 1999, Chevelle released the album,Point#1 which was produced bySteveAlbini.

Chevelle released their second studio album, entitled Wonder What’s Next, on October 8, 2002. ReleasedthreeyearsafterPoint#1and following tours with bands like Filter, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head — theband hadinked a dealwith EpicandissuedWonder What’s Next, released in August 2002. The album went platinum by thenextsummer and their second single,'SendThePainBelow', was a number one hit on modern rock and mainstream radio.

Chevelle released their third studio album, entitled This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In), on September 21,2004.Thealbumdebutedatnumber eight on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the RIAA six weeks later. Thesong'Vitamin R (Leading UsAlong)'wasreleased asthe first single from the album and reached the number one position ontheMainstream Rock chart. Two othersingleswerereleased from thealbum, 'The Clincher' peaking at number three ontheMainstream rock chart, and 'Panic Prone' which peakedatnumber 26on the same chart.

Chevelle released their fourth studio album, entitled Vena Sera, on April 13, 2007. The album wasrecordedwithproducerMichael“Elvis”Baskette, whom the band previously worked with on both This Type of Thinking (Could DoUs In) andWonder What’sNext.VenaSera debuted at number 12 in the Billboard 200 with Chevelle being theonlyrock band in the Top 15.

Chevelle released their fifth studio album, entitled Sci-Fi Crimes, on August 31, 2009. The album wasrecordedwithproducerBrianVirtue.The band’s brand new single, 'Jars', was the No. 1 most added track at rock radio and thesingle isquickly becomingone of theband’sbiggesthits to date entering the Top 20 after only two weeks. Chevelle spentsevenweeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimeswith BrianVirtue(Jane’sAddiction, 30 Seconds To Mars, Deftones) inNashville,Tennessee.

Chevelle’s sixth studio album, entitled Hats Off To The Bull is expected to be released December 6, 2011. TheFaceToTheFloorSongfactsreports that the main concept of Hats Of To The Bull is rooting for the underdog, and its leadsingle,'Face To TheFloor'waswritten aboutthe many thousands conned by a Ponzi scheme. The track was leaked onSeptember 28, 2011and debuted on radioOctober10,2011.

In an April 2010 interview, drummer Sam mentioned that Pete is currently writing new material for a new album dueforapossiblefall2011release. Chevelle is currently back in the studio working on the new album. According to PeteLoeffler’sTwitter account,thebandhascompleted six songs as of April 2011. Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler mentioned thealbumcould feature a duet with a femaleartist,andalsomentioned that the album could either be fully acoustic or a return tothehard rock style Chevelle had on WonderWhat’sNext,howeverSam Loeffler had mentioned it would be“definitelyreturning to heavy melodic rock, which is the sound we love".As ofMay2011,Chevelle has finished writing songsfor thenew album and is in Pasadena, CA at JHOC Studios to work with Joe Barresiasthealbum’sproducer. As of June 15,2011,Pete Loeffler has confirmed the rumors of a female duet (in a Facebook video), by bringinginhissisterNatalie, who isalsobassist Dean Bernardini’s wife. Pete is also expecting to have a single for the new album in August. « hide

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LPs
The North Corridor
2016

3.8
470 Votes
La Gargola
2014

3.8
884 Votes
Hats Off to the Bull
2011

3.8
840 Votes
Sci-Fi Crimes
2009

3.8
1,138 Votes
Vena Sera
2007

3.8
1,256 Votes
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
2004

3.8
1,363 Votes
Wonder What's Next
2002

3.9
1,627 Votes
Point #1
1999

3.5
668 Votes
EPs
The Blue Album
1997

3.7
9 Votes
The Basement Tapes
1996

3.8
8 Votes
Live Albums
Any Last Words
2011

3.8
60 Votes
Live From The Road
2003

3.3
119 Votes
Compilations
Stray Arrows - A Collection Of Favorites
12/04/2012

3.8
75 Votes

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