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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 because of“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 is a ...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 because of“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 is allabout mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. They started out playing parties and outdoor events, 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 demoknownasTheBlueAlbum,andplayed small concerts for the next three years until they were signed on to Steve Taylor’sSquintEntertainment.Thebandrecorded for 17days inElectrical 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 — thebandhadinked a dealwith EpicandissuedWonder What’s Next, released in August 2002. The album went platinum by thenextsummer and theirsecond 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 September21,2004.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. Twoothersingleswerereleased from thealbum, 'The Clincher' peaking at number three ontheMainstream rock chart, and 'Panic Prone' whichpeakedatnumber 26on the same chart.

Chevelle released their fourth studio album, entitled Vena Sera, on April 13, 2007. The albumwasrecordedwithproducerMichael“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 albumwasrecordedwithproducerBrianVirtue.The band’s brand new single, 'Jars', was the No. 1 most added track at rock radio and thesingleisquickly 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 its leadsingle,'Face ToTheFloor'waswritten aboutthe many thousands conned by a Ponzi scheme. The track was leaked onSeptember 28, 2011and debuted onradioOctober10,2011.

In an April 2010 interview, drummer Sam mentioned that Pete is currently writing new material for a new albumdueforapossiblefall2011release. Chevelle is currently back in the studio working on the new album. According to PeteLoeffler’sTwitteraccount,thebandhascompleted six songs as of April 2011. Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler mentioned thealbumcould feature a duet with afemaleartist,andalsomentioned that the album could either be fully acoustic or a return tothehard rock style Chevelle had onWonderWhat’sNext,howeverSam Loeffler had mentioned it would be“definitelyreturning to heavy melodic rock, which is the sound welove".As ofMay2011,Chevelle has finished writing songsfor thenew album and is in Pasadena, CA at JHOC Studios to work with JoeBarresiasthealbum’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

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

LPs
The North Corridor
2016

3.8
486 Votes
La Gargola
2014

3.8
895 Votes
Hats Off to the Bull
2011

3.8
853 Votes
Sci-Fi Crimes
2009

3.8
1,145 Votes
Vena Sera
2007

3.8
1,270 Votes
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
2004

3.8
1,376 Votes
Wonder What's Next
2002

3.9
1,645 Votes
Point #1
1999

3.5
669 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
121 Votes
Compilations
Stray Arrows - A Collection Of Favorites
12/04/2012

3.8
77 Votes

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