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Chevelle

Chevelle is a 3.8 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 becauseof“irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in. law to the Loefflers)becamethe 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 isalla ...read more

Chevelle is a 3.8 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 becauseof“irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in. law to the Loefflers)becamethe 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 isallabout mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. They started out playing parties and outdoor events, which quickly led to bookingsatChicago clubs when youngest member Joe was just 16.

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

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

Chevelle released their third studio album, entitled This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In), onSeptember21,2004.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 ontheMainstreamRock chart. Twoothersingleswerereleased from thealbum, 'The Clincher' peaking at number three ontheMainstream rock chart, and 'PanicProne' whichpeakedatnumber 26on the same chart.

Chevelle released their fourth studio album, entitled Vena Sera, on April 13, 2007. ThealbumwasrecordedwithproducerMichael“Elvis”Baskette, whom the band previously worked with on both This Type of Thinking (Could DoUsIn)andWonder What’sNext.VenaSera debuted at number 12 in the Billboard 200 with Chevelle being theonlyrock band in the Top15.

Chevelle released their fifth studio album, entitled Sci-Fi Crimes, on August 31, 2009. ThealbumwasrecordedwithproducerBrianVirtue.The band’s brand new single, 'Jars', was the No. 1 most added track at rock radio andthesingleisquickly becomingone of theband’sbiggesthits to date entering the Top 20 after only two weeks. Chevelle spentsevenweeks co-producingSci-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 itsleadsingle,'Face ToTheFloor'waswritten aboutthe many thousands conned by a Ponzi scheme. The track was leaked onSeptember 28, 2011anddebuted onradioOctober10,2011.

In an April 2010 interview, drummer Sam mentioned that Pete is currently writing new material for a newalbumdueforapossiblefall2011release. Chevelle is currently back in the studio working on the new album. According toPeteLoeffler’sTwitteraccount,thebandhascompleted six songs as of April 2011. Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler mentioned thealbumcouldfeature a duet with afemaleartist,andalsomentioned that the album could either be fully acoustic or a return tothehard rock style Chevelle hadonWonderWhat’sNext,howeverSam Loeffler had mentioned it would be“definitelyreturning to heavy melodic rock, which is the soundwelove".As ofMay2011,Chevelle has finished writing songsfor thenew album and is in Pasadena, CA at JHOC Studios to work withJoeBarresiasthealbum’sproducer. As of June 15,2011,Pete Loeffler has confirmed the rumors of a female duet (in a Facebook video),bybringinginhissisterNatalie, 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
519 Votes
La Gárgola
2014

3.8
907 Votes
Hats Off To The Bull
2011

3.8
865 Votes
Sci-Fi Crimes
2009

3.8
1,155 Votes
Vena Sera
2007

3.8
1,278 Votes
This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
2004

3.8
1,382 Votes
Wonder What's Next
2002

3.9
1,663 Votes
Point #1
1999

3.5
671 Votes
EPs
The Blue Album
1997

3.7
10 Votes
The Basement Tapes
1996

3.8
8 Votes
Live Albums
Any Last Words
2011

3.8
61 Votes
Live From The Road
2003

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

3.8
78 Votes

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