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

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