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Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft-loud vocal dynamics of Tool, Chicago-based trio Chevelle formed in 1995 with an aggressive, heavy sound. Comprising brothers Sam (drums), Pete (vocals, guitar), and Joe Loeffler (bass), the band began playing parties and outdoor events, which quickly led to bookings at Chicago clubs when youngest member Joe was just 14 years old. In 1999, Chevelle released their Steve Albini-produced debut album, Point #1, on Squint Entertainment. Three years later -- and following tours with bands like Filter, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head -- the band had inked a deal with Epic and issued Wonder What's Next, released in August 2002. The album went platinum by the following summer, propelled in part by its second single, "Send the Pain Below," which became a number one hit on modern rock and mainstream radio. Main stage dates with the annual Ozzfest tour followed that summer, and 2003 brought a concert album, Live from the Road. Chevelle returned in the fall of 2004 with their third full-length effort, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), and with it came another hit song, "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)." Joe parted ways with his brothers in July 2005, and though he was replaced on bass a month later by Dean Bernardini, Chevelle remained a family affair, since Bernardini was the siblings' brother-in-law. With the new member came a newfound energy and optimism that replaced the internal bickering of the past, and the guys carried that spirit into the recording of their next two albums, 2007's Vena Sera and 2009's Sci-Fi Crimes. The following year, the band celebrated its ten-year anniversary in the music business with a pair of live shows in Chicago, later released on the DVD Any Last Words. In 2011, Chevelle announced that they were taking a break from touring to head into the studio, eventually releasing their sixth album, Hats Off to the Bull, in the winter of that year. Following the touring cycle for that album, they went back into the studio with Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age), utilizing the producer's vast collection of percussion instruments to subtly reinvent their sound once again. Arriving in early 2014, their next release was the groovy, aggressive single "Take Out the Gunman," from their seventh album, La Gárgola, which followed in April of that year. Two years later, the band released its eighth album, North Corridor. The heavier direction -- once again produced by Joe Barresi -- was showcased by lead single "Joyride (Omens)." ~ Tracy Frey
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  2.   The Red
  3.   Send the Pain Below
  4.   I Get It
  5.   Face to the Floor
  6.   Hats Off to the Bull
  7.   Letter from a Thief
  8.   The Clincher
  9.   Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
  10.   Take Out the Gunman
  11.   Jars
  12.   Well Enough Alone
  13.   Joyride (Omen)
  14.   Door to Door Cannibals
  15.   Hunter Eats Hunter
  16.   The Fad
  17.   Same Old Trip
  18.   It's No Good
  19.   Closure
  20.   Comfortable Liar
  21.   Shameful Metaphors
  22.   Rivers
  23.   Don't Fake This
  24.   Get Some
  25.   Forfeit
  26.   Family System
  27.   Panic Prone
  28.   Sleep Apnea
  29.   Jawbreaker
  30.   An Evening with El Diablo
  31.   One Ocean
  32.   An Island
  33.   Still Running
  34.   Got Burned
  35.   Fell into Your Shoes
  36.   Paint the Seconds
  37.   Safewaters
  38.   Ruse
  39.   Roswell's Spell
  40.   Enemies
  41.   Wonder What's Next
  42.   Twinge
  43.   Envy
  44.   Antisaint
  45.   Grab Thy Hand
  46.   Emotional Drought
  47.   Shot from a Cannon
  48.   Arise
  49.   (High) Visibility
  50.   Breach Birth
  51.   Punchline
  52.   The Damned
  53.   Revenge
  54.   Skeptic
  55.   Clones
  56.   The Meddler
  57.   Highland's Apparition
  58.   Humanoid
  59.   Another Know It All
  60.   Until You're Reformed
  61.   Blank Earth
  62.   Mia
  63.   Black Boys On Mopeds
  64.   Straight Jacket Fashion
  65.   Bend the Bracket
  66.   Tug-O-War
  67.   Open
  68.   Warhol's Showbiz
  69.   Last Days
  70.   Under the Knife
  71.   Choking Game
  72.   Prima Donna
  73.   This Circus
  74.   Interlewd
  75.   Braniac
  76.   Saferwaters
  77.   Dos
  78.   Anticipation
  79.   Prove to You
  80.   Point #1
  81.   Young Wicked
  82.   Ouija Board
  83.   Sleepwalking Elite
  84.   Mexican Sun
  85.   A New Momentum
  86.   Saturdays
  87.   Midnight to Midnight
  88.   To Return
  89.   Long
  90.   SMA
  91.   One Lonely Visitor
  92.   Fizgig
  93.   Piñata
  94.   Brainiac
  95.   Peer