The alternative metal band Chevelle has its origins in Grayslake, Illinois. Their biography begins with the band being founded in 1994 by members Sam Loeffler (drums), Pete Loeffler (guitar and vocals), and Matt Scott (bass). Another Loeffler brother, Joe, replaced Matt in 1996. Fired in 2005, Joe was replaced a month later with Dean Bernardini, the Loefflers' brother-in-law and current bass player. Using the bands Helmet and Tool as inspiration, Chevelle's powerful sound employs a rising tension that culminates in organic guitar explosions. Performing at parties, outdoor venues and Chicago clubs eventually led to a recorded demo known as "The Blue Album". For the next few years, Chevelle performed small concerts until signing with Squint Entertainment and releasing their first album "Point #1" in 1999. Three years later, the band signed with Epic and released their second album "Wonder What's Next" in 2002 which went platinum the following summer. That summer, Chevelle toured with Ozzfest and shortly after released "Live from the Road", a concert album in 2003. Upon its 2004 release, the band's third studio album, "This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In", debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 8 and achieved gold certification just six weeks later by the RIAA. Chevelle's fourth studio album was recorded with the same producer used by the band for its second and third studio albums. "Vena Sera" was released in 2007, debuting at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and the only rock band in the top 15. Their fifth studio album "Sci-Fi Crimes" was released in 2009, followed two years later by their sixth album, "Hats Off to the Bull" in 2011. The band's newest music album "La Gargola" (meaning "the gargoyle" in Spanish) was released in April 2014.