Chevelle is an American alternative metal band that formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. 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.
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. 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. Chevelle has since released a fourth album, Vena Sera (April 3, 2007), a fifth album, Sci-Fi Crimes, (August 31, 2009), and a sixth album Hats Off to the Bull (December 6, 2011). Their newest album, La Gárgola, was released on April 1, 2014. Other releases from Chevelle include two live albums, DVDs and a compilation of band favorites.