Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


American hard rock acts with a Christian message became quite common in the new millennium, as chart-toppers such as Creed and P.O.D. helped pave the way for newer bands such as Chevelle. Formed in 1994 by brothers Sam Loeffler (Samuel Loeffler, 17 December 1974, USA; drums) and Pete Loeffler (b. Peter Loeffler, 19 October 1976, USA; vocals/guitar) in their home town of Chicago, Illinois, the original line-up also featured bass player Matt Scott. Citing US bands Helmet and Tool as prime influences, the brothers did not have to search far to come up with a name, as they were born into a family heavily into building racing cars. Although all still in their early teens, Chevelle began making the rounds playing local clubs and bars, before third brother Joe Loeffler (b. Joseph Loeffler, 12 September 1980, USA; bass) was brought in to replace Scott. The trio made a fan out of renowned producer Steve Albini, who produced their 1999 debut album, Point #1, for the...

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