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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) andMatt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005 Joe was firedbecause of “irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-lawto the Loefflers) became the new 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 sound is allabout mou ...read more

Chevelle is an alternative metal band from Grayslake, IL. They formed in 1994 with the members of Sam Loeffler, Pete Loeffler(brothers) andMatt Scott. Matt was later replaced in 1996 by Joe Loeffler as bass player. On July 10, 2005 Joe was firedbecause of “irreconcilabledifferences”. Geno Lenardo (Filter) filled in until August 2005, when Dean Bernardini (brother-in-lawto the Loefflers) became the new 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 sound is allabout mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. They started out playing parties and outdoorevents, which quickly led to bookings atChicago 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 as TheBlue Album,and played small concerts for the next three years until they were signed on to Steve Taylor’s SquintEntertainment. The band recorded for 17days in Electrical Audio studios, and in 1999, Chevelle released the album, Point#1 which was produced by Steve Albini.

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

Chevelle released their fourth studio album, entitled Vena Sera, on April 13, 2007. The album was recorded withproducer Michael “Elvis”Baskette, whom the band previously worked with on both This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) and Wonder What’s Next. 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 withproducer BrianVirtue. The band’s brand new single, 'Jars', was the No. 1 most added track at rock radio and the single isquickly becoming one of the band’sbiggest hits to date entering the Top 20 after only two weeks. Chevelle spent sevenweeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimes with Brian Virtue(Jane’s Addiction, 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 ToThe FloorSongfacts reports that the main concept of Hats Of To The Bull is rooting for the underdog, and its leadsingle, 'Face To The Floor' waswritten about the many thousands conned by a Ponzi scheme. The track was leaked onSeptember 28, 2011 and debuted on radio October 10,2011.

In an April 2010 interview, drummer Sam mentioned that Pete is currently writing new material for a new album due for apossible fall 2011release. Chevelle is currently back in the studio working on the new album. According to Pete Loeffler’sTwitter account, the band hascompleted six songs as of April 2011. Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler mentioned the albumcould feature a duet with a female artist, and alsomentioned that the album could either be fully acoustic or a return to thehard rock style Chevelle had on Wonder What’s Next, howeverSam Loeffler had mentioned it would be “definitelyreturning to heavy melodic rock, which is the sound we love". As of May 2011,Chevelle has finished writing songs for thenew album and is in Pasadena, CA at JHOC Studios to work with Joe Barresi as the album’sproducer. As of June 15, 2011,Pete Loeffler has confirmed the rumors of a female duet (in a Facebook video), by bringing in his sisterNatalie, 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

5
2 Votes
La Gargola
2014

3.8
778 Votes
Hats Off to the Bull
2011

3.7
756 Votes
Sci-Fi Crimes
2009

3.8
1,049 Votes
Vena Sera
2007

3.8
1,177 Votes
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
2004

3.8
1,288 Votes
Wonder What's Next
2002

3.9
1,527 Votes
Point #1
1999

3.5
623 Votes
EPs
The Blue Album
1997

2.5
1 Votes
The Basement Tapes
1996

3.5
2 Votes
Live Albums
Any Last Words
2011

3.8
53 Votes
Live From The Road
2003

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

3.7
65 Votes

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