Chevelle Ready "Driving" New Album

Chevelle Ready 'Driving' New Album
Do you think that when they started back in 1995, Illinois-based alterna-metallers Chevelle took that name in hopes it would make them seem as cool as the iconic automobile from which they pilfered it? And how come GM never sued them for copyright infringement, seeing as everyone wants to sue them? To get the point, though, the power trio has set September 8 as the release date for their fifth full-length album, the follow-up to 2007's Vena Sera.

It's to be called Sci-Fi Crimes and was recorded in Nashville by Brian Virtue. As with their last three albums, Epic Records will handle its release.

Discussing Sci-Fi Crimes' direction, many out there on the hyper-galactic meganet seem to think it's going to be the heaviest Chevelle album yet. That's not really saying much but drummer Sam Loeffler still had to say about it.

"I think that production-wise it's different in that we used a lot more vintage amplifiers and things like that," he said. "I don't know that it's really a heavier record than any of our others. I actually think it's probably the opposite. But it's certainly still driving, melodic, hard rock music."