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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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  1.   Song
  2.   The Red
  3.   Send the Pain Below
  4.   I Get It
  5.   Face to the Floor
  6.   Letter from a Thief
  7.   Hats Off to the Bull
  8.   The Clincher
  9.   Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
  10.   Take Out the Gunman
  11.   Jars
  12.   Well Enough Alone
  13.   Door to Door Cannibals
  14.   Hunter Eats Hunter
  15.   The Fad
  16.   Joyride (Omen)
  17.   Same Old Trip
  18.   Closure
  19.   Comfortable Liar
  20.   Don't Fake This
  21.   Shameful Metaphors
  22.   Rivers
  23.   Get Some
  24.   Prove to You
  25.   Safewaters
  26.   An Evening with El Diablo
  27.   Panic Prone
  28.   Sleep Apnea
  29.   Envy
  30.   Family System
  31.   An Island
  32.   It's No Good
  33.   Still Running
  34.   Forfeit
  35.   Young Wicked
  36.   Point #1
  37.   Breach Birth
  38.   Punchline
  39.   Fizgig
  40.   Clones
  41.   Blank Earth
  42.   Twinge
  43.   Choking Game
  44.   Wonder What's Next
  45.   To Return
  46.   Jawbreaker
  47.   Revenge
  48.   Piñata
  49.   Black Boys On Mopeds
  50.   Bend the Bracket
  51.   Mia
  52.   Shot from a Cannon
  53.   Got Burned
  54.   Last Days
  55.   This Circus
  56.   Mexican Sun
  57.   Fell into Your Shoes
  58.   Tug-O-War
  59.   Another Know It All
  60.   Grab Thy Hand
  61.   Open
  62.   Warhol's Showbiz
  63.   Enemies
  64.   Ouija Board
  65.   The Meddler
  66.   (High) Visibility
  67.   Straight Jacket Fashion
  68.   Until You're Reformed
  69.   One Ocean
  70.   Prima Donna
  71.   Arise
  72.   Sleepwalking Elite
  73.   A New Momentum
  74.   Emotional Drought
  75.   Anticipation
  76.   Under the Knife
  77.   Ruse
  78.   Roswell's Spell
  79.   Highland's Apparition
  80.   Saturdays
  81.   Midnight to Midnight
  82.   Paint the Seconds
  83.   Humanoid
  84.   Saferwaters
  85.   Antisaint
  86.   One Lonely Visitor
  87.   Peer
  88.   SMA
  89.   Dos
  90.   The Damned
  91.   Braniac
  92.   Brainiac
  93.   Long
  94.   Skeptic
  95.   Interlewd

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