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Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal dynamics of Tool, the Chicago-based trio Chevelle formed in 1995 with an aggressive, heavy sound. Comprised of 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, utilizing the producer's vast collection of percussion instruments to subtly reinvent their sound once again. Their next release, early in 2014, was the groovy, aggressive single "Take Out the Gunman," with their seventh album, La Gárgola, following in April. ~ Tracy Frey
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Get It
  3.   The Red
  4.   Send the Pain Below
  5.   Face to the Floor
  6.   Jars
  7.   Hats Off to the Bull
  8.   Letter from a Thief
  9.   The Clincher
  10.   Take Out the Gunman
  11.   Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
  12.   Well Enough Alone
  13.   Hunter Eats Hunter
  14.   Same Old Trip
  15.   The Fad
  16.   Closure
  17.   An Island
  18.   Shameful Metaphors
  19.   Don't Fake This
  20.   Comfortable Liar
  21.   Sleep Apnea
  22.   Get Some
  23.   Forfeit
  24.   Family System
  25.   Panic Prone
  26.   Jawbreaker
  27.   Still Running
  28.   Emotional Drought
  29.   It's No Good
  30.   Revenge
  31.   Wonder What's Next
  32.   Fizgig
  33.   Clones
  34.   Fell into Your Shoes
  35.   Humanoid
  36.   An Evening with El Diablo
  37.   Open / Point #1
  38.   Antisaint
  39.   One Ocean
  40.   Breach Birth
  41.   This Circus
  42.   Highland's Apparition
  43.   Straight Jacket Fashion
  44.   Another Know It All
  45.   Safewaters
  46.   Saturdays
  47.   Bend the Bracket
  48.   To Return
  49.   Until You're Reformed
  50.   Mexican Sun
  51.   One Lonely Visitor
  52.   Choking Game
  53.   A New Momentum
  54.   Tug-O-War
  55.   The Meddler
  56.   Blank Earth
  57.   Delivery
  58.   Piñata
  59.   Midnight to Midnight
  60.   Dos
  61.   Twinge
  62.   Prima Donna
  63.   Arise
  64.   Envy
  65.   Sleepwalking Elite
  66.   Braniac
  67.   Paint the Seconds
  68.   Saferwaters
  69.   Open
  70.   The Damned
  71.   Ouija Board
  72.   Sent the Pain Below
  73.   Roswell's Spell
  74.   Interlewd
  75.   Brainiac
  76.   Interviews
  77.   Making the Video for Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
  78.   Behind the Scenes
  79.   Grab Thy Hand
  80.   SMA
  81.   Anticipation
  82.   Point #1
  83.   Prove to You
  84.   Mia
  85.   Peer
  86.   Under the Knife
  87.   Cheat Ting
  88.   Ruse
  89.   Black Boys On Mopeds
  90.   Skeptic
  91.   Long
  92.   (High) Visibility

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