CHEVELLE Is Writing New Album, Hoping To Enter Studio In November
June 4, 2022
In a new interview with New Jersey's WSOU 89.5 FM radio station, CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said: "We have some really fun festivals that we're doing and just kind of summer shows, summer festivals and things like that. And then we have some pretty big tours that are coming up in the fall. And in between then, we're writing another album right now. So hopefully we can get into the studio in November/December and have new music out in '23, which is the thing that excites us. We wanna write, we wanna play — that's our thing. So if we can get music out in '23, because that's what we do — we put out music, and hopefully we can keep new music coming out for the rest of our career. Keep going. We're not old, so we're just gonna keep doing it."
This past April, CHEVELLE canceled one concert and postponed another after Sam tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
CHEVELLE had been touring in support of its ninth album, "Niratias", which was released in March 2021 via Epic Records.
"Niratias" is one of CHEVELLE's most provocative records to date. Teaming with longtime producer Joe Barresi (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE),CHEVELLE recorded throughout 2019 and 2020 and ultimately pieced together an inimitable body of work. The album artwork was designed by Boris Vallejo — the famed and award-winning artist is responsible for the posters used for films like "Knightriders" and "National Lampoon's Vacation", as well as iconic '70s and '80s science fiction novel covers and magazines (such as Heavy Metal).
Over the course of its career, the Chicago rockers have generated nearly half a billion streams, notched seven No. 1 hits, and sold out shows worldwide. Their catalog spans the double-platinum "Wonder What's Next", which boasts the double-platinum smash "The Red" and the platinum hit "Send The Pain Below". "This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" attained platinum status, while "Vena Sera" was certified gold. CHEVELLE has landed four Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200, including "Sci-Fi Crimes" (2009),"Hats Off To The Bull" (2011),"La Gárgola" (2014) and "The North Corridor" (2016). The latter two each captured the No. 1 slot on the Top Rock Albums chart.