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Chevelle | Niagara Falls, NY | The Rapids Theatre | December 9, 2017
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Winter can feel as ominous as it does endless. The seasonal equivalent of a horror flick, the blistering cold and unpredictable curtain of snow teeter between brutal and beautiful. Chevellebrothers Pete Loeffler [Guitars, Vocals] and Sam Loeffler [drums] and Dean Bernardini [bass, vocals]work well under these conditions. This atmosphere even inspired the title of the multiplatinum Chicago alternative rock bands eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records].
The North Corridor is sometimes how we describe the area we live in, Chicagoland, Pete elaborates. A lot of people joke about how the winters are so long and cold. Its just where we live. Its where we grew up. Its where we cut our teeth. Its where we started. The title seemed fitting. Theres a reason we write the way we do. We make heavy music. There are aspects of this area that can be all-encompassing, and you cant deny them. Im digging up some dark subjects within that. This is definitely more of a metal album.
Its also the next natural step for the trio, continuing a journey that began in 1999 with their full-length debut Point No. 1. Since then, their 2002 platinum-certified Wonder Whats Next spawned hits including The Red and Send The Pain Below, and 2004s gold-selling This Type of Thinking Could Do Us Inyielded Vitamin R (Leading Us Along). Following the acclaimed Vena Sera in 2007 and 2009s Sci-Fi Crimes, Hats Off to the Bull bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2011 bolstered by the smash Face to the Floor. Most recently, 2014s La Grgola earned the bands highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #3, while garnering features from Billboard, Chicago Sun-Times, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Premier Guitar, DRUM! Magazine, and many more.
While writing what would become The North Corridor in late 2014, Pete became a father, and it profoundly impacted the course of the album.
Its one of the biggest moments, he goes on. We all have kids now. When you embark down the road of writing an album, it starts with songwriting. Ive got to set time aside to focus. Luckily, I have a cool wife who lets me do that. Its still difficult to balance since I want to spend as much time as possible with my son. It was such a different experience writing. I really had to budget my time and balance.
Writing throughout 2015, the band headed to Los Angeles in February 2016 to record with longtime producer Joe Barresi [Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Coheed and Cambria]. They began nodding to heavier influences like early Marilyn Manson, Danzig Helmet, and Clutch. After a month in the studio, they emerged with ten blistering new tracks that rekindled the brash power of their early material while reflecting nearly two decades of refinement.
It was a great process, continues Sam. Joe has so much knowledge from so many years of doing this. At the same time, he always pushes us to do what we want to do. He reinforces what were doing and gets the best out of us.
We went back to find some of those Wonder Whats Next tones, which were heavy as shit, and we tried to incorporate everything weve learned over the past 18 years, he goes on. Its like going back to that era. Weve always balance those melodic and heavier elements.
The first single Joyride (Omen) swerves from a guttural guitar chug and harmonic swell into an infectious and invasive refrain driven by Petes piercing primal scream.
Its basically about when you run into somebody whos chasing the past instead of living in right now, explains Pete. Its a reminder to live in the moment and not dredge up too many things from the past. Dont worry about tomorrow. Dont toil over yesterday. Live in the moment. I wish I wouldve enjoyed the journey more. Having a kid, I see that. When he grows up, Id love to teach him to not be in a hurry.
The seesawing distorted swing of Young Wicked further examines that theme of growing up with a vocal catharsis, while Rivers updates the parable of the frog and the scorpion through a hushed verse and clean guitar culminating on an explosive chorus. Door To Cannibals knocks out one of Chevelles heaviest hooks to date, and Enemies targets keyboard warriors.
I got home from Los Angeles, and some internet shit came up, sighs Pete. It made the song even angrier than I intended. The song is specifically aimed at battling the misquotes, lies, and made-up bullshit online. All of the feedback was literally done in my basement after this issue started. I couldnt fix it, so it came out in the song.
Shot From A Cannon stands out as the bands most epic composition to date, crossing the eight-minute mark.
It was a total experiment, Pete smiles. It felt like the perfect way to end the record. Its creepy, and the message is, Dont trust anyone. It paints a picture of someone who didnt know what he got into, shouldnt have trusted, and made a bad decision.
We initially wanted a slow cool heavy vibe a la Soundgarden with big chunky guitars, Sam goes on. It turned into that!
Ultimately, The North Corridor is Chevelles strongest body of work yet.
This band envelopes every part of our lives, Sam concludes. Everything we do is built around playing shows, writing, recording, or traveling. Weve devote all we can to it. Its amazing to have a career this long.
The three of us do everything on our own, Pete concludes. We adopted this lifestyle almost 20 years ago to be songwriters and musicians. Nothing left us disenchanted or stopped us. Were here, and were not going anywhere.
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Aggressive, riff-heavy Chicago band that spent the 2000s moving from a set of moody indie rockers to a platinum-selling alt-metal act. ~ Rovi

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Chevelle is an American rock trio that formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois. The band originally comprised three brothers: Pete (lead vocals/guitar), Sam (drums/percussion), and Joe Loeffler (bass/backing vocals). Joe left the band in 2005 and was replaced by brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini, soon after. Chevelle has sold over two 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. The single "Send the Pain Below" is considered their most successful and hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. ''This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)'', the band's third album debuted at #8 and has been certified Gold. The single "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" was their second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number three on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Chevelle has since released a fourth album, ''Vena Sera'' and the band recently finished recording its fifth album, ''Sci-Fi Crimes'', which was released on August 31, 2009.

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Chevelle is an American alternative metal 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 (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 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 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 and DVDs.

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