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Chevelle

Chevelle is an alternative 3.8 metal band from Grayslake, IL. They formed in 1994 with the members ofSam Loeffler, Pete Loeffler(brothers)andMatt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005 Joe wasfiredbecause of“irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-lawto theLoefflers) became thenew bassplayer of Chevelle.

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

Chevelle is an alternative 3.8 metal band from Grayslake, IL. They formed in 1994 with the members ofSam Loeffler, Pete Loeffler(brothers)andMatt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005 Joe wasfiredbecause of“irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-lawto theLoefflers) became thenew bassplayer of Chevelle.

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

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

Chevelle released their second studio album, entitled Wonder What’s Next, on October 8, 2002. Released three yearsafterPoint#1and following tours with bands like Filter, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head — the band hadinked a deal with EpicandissuedWonder What’s Next, released in August 2002. The album went platinum by the nextsummer 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.The albumdebutedatnumber eight on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the RIAA six weeks later. The song'Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)'wasreleased asthe first single from the album and reached the number one position on theMainstream Rock chart. Two other singleswerereleased from thealbum, 'The Clincher' peaking at number three on theMainstream rock chart, and 'Panic Prone' which peaked atnumber 26on the same chart.

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

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

Chevelle’s sixth studio album, entitled Hats Off To The Bull is expected to be released December 6, 2011. The Face ToTheFloorSongfactsreports that the main concept of Hats Of To The Bull is rooting for the underdog, and its leadsingle, 'Face To The Floor'waswritten aboutthe many thousands conned by a Ponzi scheme. The track was leaked onSeptember 28, 2011 and debuted on radio October10,2011.

In an April 2010 interview, drummer Sam mentioned that Pete is currently writing new material for a new album due for apossiblefall2011release. Chevelle is currently back in the studio working on the new album. According to Pete Loeffler’sTwitter account, thebandhascompleted six songs as of April 2011. Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler mentioned the albumcould feature a duet with a female artist,andalsomentioned that the album could either be fully acoustic or a return to thehard rock style Chevelle had on Wonder What’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 songs for thenew album and is in Pasadena, CA at JHOC Studios to work with Joe Barresi asthealbum’sproducer. As of June 15, 2011,Pete Loeffler has confirmed the rumors of a female duet (in a Facebook video), by bringing inhissisterNatalie, who is alsobassist Dean Bernardini’s wife. Pete is also expecting to have a single for the new album in August. « hide

Similar Bands: Deftones, Tool, 10 Years, A Perfect Circle, Helmet

LPs
The North Corridor
2016

3.9
347 Votes
La Gargola
2014

3.8
839 Votes
Hats Off to the Bull
2011

3.7
794 Votes
Sci-Fi Crimes
2009

3.8
1,090 Votes
Vena Sera
2007

3.8
1,212 Votes
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
2004

3.8
1,327 Votes
Wonder What's Next
2002

3.9
1,578 Votes
Point #1
1999

3.5
645 Votes
EPs
The Blue Album
1997

3.7
6 Votes
The Basement Tapes
1996

3.6
6 Votes
Live Albums
Any Last Words
2011

3.8
56 Votes
Live From The Road
2003

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

3.8
71 Votes

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