GIGA: Music – Chevelle


This article is about the American rock trio. For the automobile produced by Chevrolet, see Chevrolet Chevelle. For the Australian power pop band, see The Chevelles.
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Chevelle in 2007. From left to right: Sam Loeffler and Pete Loeffler.
Origin Grayslake, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Alternative metal[1][2][3][4]
Years active 1995–present
Labels Squint, Epic
Associated acts Filter, Daylight Division
Members Pete Loeffler
Sam Loeffler
Dean Bernardini
Past members Matt Scott
Joe Loeffler

Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The band was originally composed of two brothers: Pete Loeffler (lead vocals/guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums/percussion) and Matt Scott[5] (bass/backing vocals). Scott 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 four million albums in the United States.[6] 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 No. 14 on the United States albums chart, Billboard 200. This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), the band’s third album debuted at No. 8 and has been certified Gold. Chevelle has since released a fourth album, Vena Sera, a fifth album, Sci-Fi Crimes, which was released on August 31, 2009, and a sixth album Hats Off to the Bull was released on December 6, 2011. Other releases from Chevelle include two live albums, DVDs and a compilation of band favorites.