Seeing red again

By By Anna Kartashova

By Anna Kartashova

Before Chevelle joins Evanescence and Finger Eleven on its U.S. tour, the Chicago-based trio will play a headline show in Salt Lake City tonight.

The last time Chevelle brought its alternative-metal sound to Salt Lake City was August of last year, when it, along with Hinder and Three Days Grace, opened for Nickelback at the former Delta Center. If Chevelle’s set had been any longer than six or seven songs, the band would have torn the roof off the venue and Jazz games would now be held in the open air.

There have been some major changes inside the band since its latest album, This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In), came out in 2004 and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list. Chevelle is no longer composed of brothers Pete (vocals and guitar), Sam (drums) and Joe Loeffler (bass). Pete and Sam Loeffler substituted Dean Bernadini–who happens to be the Loefflers’ brother-in-law–for Joe Loeffler on bass. At this point, it seems as though Chevelle is a private club for (family) members.

Chevelle’s newest album, Vena Sera, is scheduled to hit stores April 7, less than a month after the band’s visit to Salt Lake City. The release features 11 tracks, including the latest single, “Well Enough Alone,” which was written almost five years ago but was not released until this year, after undergoing numerous changes.

“We spent six to 12 hours a day for four months straight working on the melodies,” said Sam Loeffler on Chevelle’s official Web site. “We really put in the time that we needed to make these songs what they are.”

The show is on March 12 at 7 p.m. at In The Venue. Tickets are $20.