Patrick of Full Metal Rock recently conducted an interview with drummer Sam Loeffler of the Chicago-based trio CHEVELLE. You can now listen to the chat at this location.
"Sci-Fi Crimes", the fifth studio album from CHEVELLE, sold around 46,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band spent seven weeks co-producing the follow-up to 2007's smash album "Vena Sera" with Brian Virtue (JANE'S ADDICTION, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, DEFTONES) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Formed in 1995, the Chicago-based band has remained a staple in the rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under its belt, including the #1 songs "Send the Pain Below" and "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" as well as fan favorites "The Red" and "The Clincher". The band is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).
The title "Sci-Fi Crimes" was inspired by some off-road adventures with one "friend," whom Pete describes as "this really off-the-wall character, who was driving us around, who believes so whole-heartedly in aliens and UFOs that the subject just really piqued my interest."
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