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CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 31ST

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Randy

The third annual CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR fueled by Monster Energy has announced the addition of CAVO to the all-star lineup including EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Tickets for the annual touring rock extravaganza–with affordable prices ranging from $25-$45–are currently on sale via www.carnivalofmadness.com.

Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh. See below for updated routing. Note: dates and line ups are subject to change.

“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer,” says EVANESCENCE front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour. “We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular.”

For new CARNIVAL OF MADNESS addition CAVO, their sophomore album Thick As Thieves is a testament to their bond that was once broken and has now been rebuilt and even strengthened. Released April 2012 via Eleven Seven Music, the album, featuring the Top 20 Active Rock title track, was dubbed “melodic rock gold” by AOL Noisecreep and received a 4-out-of-5 stars review by the website Loudwire. CAVOCASEY WALKER (Vocals), BRIAN SMITH (bass), CHAD LAROY (drums) and CHRIS HOBBS (guitar)–will officially be impacting rock radio this summer with their next single “Circles,” though it is already spinning at Sirius, KQRC in Kansas City and hometown favorite, KPNT in St. Louis, MO. The band has previously achieved a #1 single, “Champagne,” and Top 5 rock track, “Crash,” on their major label debut, Bright Nights Dark Days (Reprise Records).

On Monday, July 23, Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE, Pete and Sam Loeffler of CHEVELLE and Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM will appear on Rockline Radio in anticipation of the tour launch. Hosted by Bob Coburn, the nationally syndicated radio show airs live at 8:30pm Pacific/11:30pm Eastern on rock stations across the country and can also be heard online at www.rocklineradio.com. Check their website for local affiliated stations. During the show, fans can call in to ask the artists questions as well at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

The five CARNIVAL OF MADNESS bands have also set weekly Google Hangouts to video chat with their fans prior to kicking off the tour. Starting today (6/18), fans can check out the contests page at www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests to enter for a chance to take part in the Hangout and chat with their favorite bands. Those who don’t win will still be able to join in and watch the Hangout live at www.carnivalofmadness.com. The Hangouts will take place: Thursday, June 21 with NEW MEDICINE, Thursday, June 28 with CAVOThursday, July 12 with HALESTORM, Thursday, July 19 with CHEVELLE and a date TBA with EVANESCENCE. Exact times and further details will be posted at www.carnivalofmadness.com.

MONSTER ENERGY, BEACON AUDIO, PRS GUITARS and JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT are teaming up to offer CARNIVAL OF MADNESS fans the ultimate summer concert tour experience with incredible opportunities for fans to win one-of-a-kind prizes:

The Monster Energy “ChevHELLe On Wheels”
Listen to your local rock radio station, leading up to the show in your area, and win the chance to go for a cruise with members of Chevelle in the “supped up” up Monster Energy CheveHELLe on Wheels (featuring JVC Mobile Audio). Winners will also receive the JVC KR-R530 in-dash CD Receiver. If that were not enough, winners also snag a pair of Beacon Audio headphones and sit on the side of the stage while Chevelle performs rocking to the same monitor mix the band themselves will be hearing. For more information, visit www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests.

“Beacon Audio”
Carnival of Madness is excited to be a part of Beacon Audio’s launch in 2012!  Fans will be able to register to win either Beacon Audio’s new Orion headphones or the new Phoenix Bluetooth portable speaker. Winners will also get to meet Halestorm each evening after their performance. Beginning Monday, July 9, go to www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests and register.

“Six Strings of Madness”
Calling ALL guitar players, or NOT! Whether you’re a shredder, beginner or just rock the air, beginning Monday, July 9, go to www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests to find out details on how you can register for your chance to win a limited edition “Six Strings of Madness” guitar from Carnival of Madness and PRS Guitars.

Grammy Award winning band EVANESCENCEAMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums)–has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone with the help of such Top 10 hit singles as “Bring Me To Life,” “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, the group released their highly anticipated third studio album, and first album in five years, Evanescence (Wind-Up Records), which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and features the hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.”

Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLEPETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and features two, #1 hit Active Rock singles “Face To The Floor” and “Hats Off To The Bull.”

Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that has already reached the Top Spot at Active Rock radio.

NEW MEDICINEJAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). The album features the first single, “Laid,” co-written by Scherer and producers S*A*M & Sluggo, and their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” which has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit www.carnivalofmadness.com, www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness and www.twitter.com/carnivalmadness.

Check out the CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour on the following dates:

DATE                          CITY                           VENUE

Tue      7/31                 Springfield, IL              Prairie Capital Convention Center

Wed    8/1                   Columbus, OH            LC Pavilion

Fri        8/3                   Atlantic City, NJ           House of Blues

Sat       8/4                   Chester, PA                Harrah’s Chester Downs

Mon     8/6                   Boston, MA                  Bank of America Pavilion

Tue      8/7                   Baltimore, MD             Pier Six

Wed    8/8                   Charlotte, NC              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri        8/10                 Atlanta, GA                  Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Mon     8/13                 Belton, TX                   Bell County Expo

Tue      8/14                 Laredo, TX                  Laredo Energy Center

Wed    8/15                 Midland, TX                 Midland Horseshoe Arena

Fri        8/17                 Lubbock, TX                Lone Star Events Center

Sat       8/18                 El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center

Mon     8/20                 Sioux City, IA               Tyson Center

*Tue    8/21                 Milwaukee, WI             Eagles Ballroom

**Thu   8/23                 Grand Rapids, MI        Rock the Rapids

**Fri     8/24                 Detroit, MI                    DTE Music Theatre

Sun      8/26                 Chicago, IL                  Toyota Park

**Tue   8/28                 Pittsburgh, PA             Stage AE

Wed    8/29                 Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center

**Thu   8/30                 Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun

**Sun   9/2                   Buffalo, NY                  Buffalo Outer Harbor

 

(*) show features Evanescence, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests

(**) show features Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests


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Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople produces over 1,000 electric guitars each month, as well as acoustic guitars and amplifiers, for worldwide distribution. In the fall of 2011 PRS introduced import acoustic and amplifier lines to complement their import SE line of electric guitars. Carlos Santana, Linkin Park, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Pete Loeffler of Chevelle, Ricky Skaggs, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Warren Haynes are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments. www.prsguitars.com

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 REVEALS MASSIVE LINEUP FOR SIXTH ANNUAL PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL PERFORMERS INCLUDE INCUBUS, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN, MARILYN MANSON,FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLASH, MEGADETH, CHEVELLE, CYPRESS HILL, MASTODON AND MORE

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Randy

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year.  We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage.  Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage.  In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages.  The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

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CHEVELLE ANNOUNCES NEW HEADLINING TOUR DATES WITH MIDDLE CLASS RUT AND JANUS LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 24 in GRAND RAPIDS

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by Randy

CHEVELLE has just announced new headlining tour dates with Middle Class Rut and Janus. The string of shows by the Chicago alternative hard rock trio kicks off on Friday, February 24 in Grand Rapids, MI, and heads east, making a stop atIrving Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, February 29 and crossing the U.S. before wrapping in Oklahoma City, OKon Friday, March 16.

CHEVELLEPETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)—recently released their new album HATS OFF TO THE BULL (Epic Records) which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and is being hailed as one of their finest albums. Its success is being propelled by the explosive first single “Face To The Floor.” With its hypnotic and grinding riff, the song rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street and is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. “Face To The Floor” continues its reign at the #1 spot at Active Rock radio and is also Top 10 at Modern Rock.

CHEVELLE exclusively premiered the video for “Face To The Floor” last month (12/23) on Vevo.com. The striking performance-based video–directed by P.R. Brown (Mötley Crüe, Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot)–mirrors the chaotic and economic state currently facing millions of Americans.  Watch the clip here: http://vevo.ly/uG43oq.

HATS OFF TO THE BULL continues to earn high marks from the media. Bob Doershuk of DRUM! wrote, “On their sixth full-length album, ‘hard alternative’ band Chevelle continue in the vein they always have: taut, intelligent, multi-layered rockled by Pete Loeffler’s trenchant vocals. On Hats Off To The Bull, however, The Chicago trio swings for the fences in more ways than one. Loeffler’s sense of outrage on this album is incandescent at times” (January 2012). Liz Ramanand ofLOUDWIRE.COM hailed the album as “an impressive collection of hard-hitting anthems and melodic tracksa solid release filled with heavy riffs, intriguing vocal layers and crashing drum patterns that show Chevelle’s maturity as a bandwhile maintaining the progressive sound that their fans have embraced over the past decade” (12/8/11).
Catch CHEVELLE out with Middle Class Rut and Janus:

DATE   CITY VENUE
Fri 2/24 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
Sat 2/25 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
Sun 2/26 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
Tue 2/28 Portland, ME State Theater
Wed 2/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Fri 3/2 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sat 3/3 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Mon 3/5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Tue 3/6 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Thu 3/8 Knoxville, TN Valarium
Fri 3/9 Nashville, TN Marathon Music
Sat 3/10 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sun 3/11 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
Tue 3/13 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom
Wed 3/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Fri 3/16 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

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CHEVELLE premieres video for “Face To The Floor”

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Videos with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by Randy

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CHEVELLE GETS READY TO RELEASE ‘HATS OFF TO THE BULL’ DECEMBER 6 ::: NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED ::: FULL-LENGTH ALBUM LEAD BY EXPLOSIVE SINGLE ‘FACE TO THE FLOOR,’ #1 ON THE ACTIVE ROCK CHART

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Randy

Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE is getting ready to release their sixth album HATS OFF TO THE BULL, Tuesday, December 6 via Epic Records. In anticipation of the LP, CHEVELLEPETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–has announced a new string of dates, including a couple high-profile radio shows (dates listed below). Before kicking off their fall trek, the group will perform two special “Project: Occupy Chevelle” gigs; the first in their hometown of Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Subterranean and the second in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

On Thursday, Dec. 8 CHEVELLE will perform live on ABC TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (12 ET/PT/11pmCT). On Saturday, Dec. 10 the group will join Blink-182, Incubus, Bush, Social Distortion, New Found Glory, 311 and Young the Giant for the sold-out 22nd annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. They’ll follow up the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas gig with a stop by the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, Dec. 12.

HATS OFF TO THE BULL is charging full-speed ahead with the release of the album’s first single “Face To The Floor” which continues its ascent at radio nationwide. As soon as the explosive track hit airwaves, it became the #1 most added record at Active and Alternative Rock radio, a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. Billboard magazine singled out the song which currently sits atop the Active Rock chart at #1,

“Over a chugging, post-grunge guitar riff, singer Pete Loeffler proclaims, ‘To Pick up the tip doesn’t mean a lot/Fiddle inside your drawers/If we own the night then spread it out/Or pack up without a clue.’ A succinct survey of how most of the nation is smarting from hard economic times–complete with a Bernie Madoff reference in the lyrics–‘Floor’ delivers nearly four minutes of the cathartic alt-metal fans have come to expect from Chevelle. This time, though, the band wants to stir their minds, not just their tempers.” –Michael B. Depland

Most artists with over 12 years in the music industry lose their initial fire, but CHEVELLE burn brighter than ever on HATS OFF TO THE BULL. Rather than simply subscribing to a tried-and-true formula, they–alongside producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria)–made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, the group composed its most infectious, intriguing, and impressive offering to date.

“We’re evolving,” declares PETE LOEFFLER. “The album is different, and it’s going to take some people by surprise.” “Face to the Floor”–a song that taps right into the current state of the public’s growing mistrust of economic systems–is emblematic of the band’s progression. A grinding riff snakes through a hypnotic haze as PETE rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff on one of the most explosive hooks of the band’s career.

Fans can also pre-order the album via their website at www.chevelleinc.com or iTunes at http://bit.ly/v4zCra. Those that purchase on iTunes also get an extra, exclusive track titled “Indifference.” Signed limited edition laminates and album downloads are also available via the band’s official Ebay.com store: http://www.ebay.com/sch/officialchevellemerchstore/m.html.

 

Check out CHEVELLE on the road:

DATE   CITY VENUE
Tue 11/29 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Wed 11/30 Washington, DC Rock and Rock Hotel
Fri 12/2 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
Sat 12/3 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
Mon 12/5 New Orleans, LA House of Blues – Rock 92.3 persents Holiday Bizarre
Tue 12/6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Sat 12/10 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre-KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
Wed 12/14 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Thu 12/15 Tyler, TX Click’s
Fri 12/16 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum

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CHEVELLE release new album cover

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , on November 4, 2011 by Randy

Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE will return December 6 with HATS OFF TO THE BULL (Epic Records), their sixth full-length album. The album’s first single “Face to the Floor,”with its hypnotic, grinding riff, is one of the most explosive songs of the band’s career and is blanketing the airwaves nationwide. “Face to the Floor”–which rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street–is the greatest gainer at rock radio, entering the Top 10at Active Rock and vaulting into the Top 20 at Mainstream Rock.  The song also debuted at #2 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart the week of release. As the #1 most added record at Active andAlternative Rock radio“Face to the Floor” is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. Fans can pre-order the album now at: chevelleinc.com and on iTunes beginning November 1.

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CHEVELLE READY TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM ‘HATS OFF TO THE BULL’ DECEMBER 6 ON EPIC RECORDS

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by Randy

FIRST SINGLE
“FACE TO THE FLOOR”
RAILS AGAINST WALL STREET CORRUPTION

SONG IS #2 ON THE iTUNES ROCK SINGLES CHART
HITS TOP 10 AT ACTIVE ROCK AS GREATEST GAINER THIS WEEK
VAULTS TO TOP 20 AT MAINSTREAM ROCK

BAND TO PERFORM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 ON 
ABC’s “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”

Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE will return December 6 with HATS OFF TO THE BULL (Epic Records), their sixth full-length album. The album’s first single “Face to the Floor,”with its hypnotic, grinding riff, is one of the most explosive songs of the band’s career and is blanketing the airwaves nationwide. “Face to the Floor”–which rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street–is the greatest gainer at rock radio, entering the Top 10at Active Rock and vaulting into the Top 20 at Mainstream Rock.  The song also debuted at #2 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart the week of release. As the #1 most added record at Active andAlternative Rock radio“Face to the Floor” is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. Fans can pre-order the album now at: chevelleinc.com and on iTunes beginning November 1.

“It’s an angry song,” reveals lead singer PETE LOEFFLER about the inspiration for “Face to the Floor.” “The lyrics are about all the people who have been taken advantage of. I reference Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. He raked people over the coalsstole and is a terrible person. One day, these people have everything, and the next day it’s completely gone.”

CHEVELLE will celebrate the release of HATS OFF TO THE BULL with an appearance Thursday, December 8 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (12/11c).

This summer, CHEVELLE hunkered down in a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi[Queens of the Stone AgeCoheed and Cambria]. During the sessions, nothing was off limits, and boundaries were non-existent. Rather than simply subscribing to a tried-and-true formula, they made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, HATS OFF TO THE BULL is one of the group’s most infectious and impressive offerings to date.

“We’re a melodic hard rock band, but we wanted to expand on what that means. It’s really important to be aware of what you’ve done already,” says drummer and PETE’s brother SAM LOEFFLER.  “We never want to write the same song twice. Pete writes 300 days a year. Joe encouraged us to try different instruments and techniques and he pushed us to continually play everything until it was right too. There are so many nuances as a result.” Those nuances come through loud and clear as a talk box echoes through the hard-hitting title track, reverb adds schizophrenic vitality to “The Meddler,” and an organ colors the acoustic “Won’t Be Left Out” with ethereal flourishes. 

CHEVELLE preserve their underdog spirit on HATS OFF TO THE BULL and that attitude has characterized the band since its independent debut, 1999‘s Point #1. Shortly after bursting onto the scene, the group made its major label breakthrough on the platinum-selling Wonder What’s Nextin 2002. The album spawned chart-topping hits “Send the Pain Below” and “The Red”, leading to high-profile tours like OZZfest. Meanwhile, their next effort, 2004‘s This Type of Thinking Could Do Us Inexceeded gold status and the follow-up Vena Sera bolstered their prominence even further. Most recently, the band scored its highest entry into the Billboard Top 200 with Sci-Fi Crimes in 2009 debuting at #6.

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