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Top 10 Facts - Chevelle
12.18.2015
Fact #1

Chevelle is an American alternative metal band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois.

Fact #2

The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler (lead vocals and guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums and percussion) and Joe Loeffler (bass and backing vocals).When Joe left the band in 2005, Geno Lenardo subbed—in as the bassist until he was replaced by Pete and Sam's brother—in—law, Dean Bernardini.

Fact #3

Chevelle has sold over four million albums in the United States. The band's first studio album, Point #1, was released on a small record label called Squint Entertainment. Chevelle's second album, Wonder What's Next (October 8, 2002), was certified Platinum by the RIAA after a debut at No. 14 on the United States albums chart, Billboard 200.

Fact #4

In 2006 Chevelle recorded its fourth studio album titled Vena Sera. The album was the first album Chevelle recorded with Bernardini. Vena Sera was released in April 2007, debuting at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, and sold 62,000 copies during its first week of release.

Fact #5

The new album, titled Sci—Fi Crimes was released on August 31, 2009, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 album chart with sales of about 46,000, the highest entry onto the chart to date for the band., The album was praised by Jared Johnson of Allmusic for taking a step in a new direction in regards to the lyrics.

Fact #6

This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) (September 21, 2004), the band's third album debuted at No. 8 and has been certified Gold.

Fact #7

At the end of 2011, Chevelle released Hats Off to the Bull, their sixth studio album. The album's first single was titled "Face to the Floor", which reached No. 3 on Billboard's Rock songs chart. The album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard charts and sold 43,000 copies in its first week of release.

Fact #8

The band actually picked the name because their family built race cars.

Fact #9

Chevelle has tried to distance themselves from being labeled as a Christian band. Sam jokingly stated in an interview, "We're recovering Catholics." Sam also told the Chicago Tribune, "Our faith is still extremely important to us, but it's also very personal. None of us feels being a rock band on stage should be a pedestal for preaching."

Fact #10

Pete Loeffler also said in a 2009 interview: "To us, it was and is, not that big of a deal. Our first label was owned by a distributorship that distributed to Christian bookstores and things like that.

Fact #11
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