Chevelle is an American alternative metal trio that
formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The
band was originally composed of two brothers and a local friend:
Pete Loeffler (lead vocals/guitar), Sam Loeffler
(drums/percussion), and Matt Scott (bass/backing vocals). Matt
was later replaced by brother Joe Loeffler. 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.
Chevelle has sold over three million albums in the United States.
The band's first full-length album, Point #1 was released on a
small record label called Squint Entertainment. Chevelle's second
album, Wonder What's Next, was certified Platinum by the RIAA
after a debut at #14 on the United States albums chart, Billboard
200. This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), the band's third
album debuted at #8 and has been certified Gold. Chevelle has
since released a fourth album, Vena Sera and a fifth album, Sci-Fi
Crimes, which was released on August 31, 2009. With a new album
coming out this month.
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