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