Chevelle announces new album, '12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides And Rarities', coming this October
The Illinois alt-rockers give us a taste of their unreleased rarities before embarking on the next full length studio album.
'90s alt-metal legends Chevelle have announced a new album, '12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities,' compiling sought-after B-Sides and rarities from 2002-2016. Set for release on October 26, 2018, the album is now available for pre-order via Epic Records.
The album pre-order unlocks the single 'Sleep Walking Elite,' originally recorded during the sessions for 2007’s 'Vena Sera.' With thick, driving riffs and a hauntingly hypnotic hook, it's a track that is reminiscent of the classic Chevelle days. Listen to the track below:
The project's full collection spans everything from an acoustic version of 'Sleep Apnea,' off 2009's 'Sci-Fi Crimes,' to an unearthed bonus track off the now-classic 'Wonder What's Next,' titled 'Until You're Reformed,' and 'A Miracle,' recorded as a bonus track for 'The North Corridor' in 2016.
Since the release of their full-length debut 'Point #1' in 1999, Chevelle have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of crowd-favorite anthems. 2002’s breakout 'Wonder What’s Next' would go platinum, yielding smashes such as 'The Red' and 'Send the Pain Below,' while its follow-up, 'This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In' reached gold status. In 2011, 'Hats Off to the Bull' landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered 'Face to the Floor.' 2016’s 'The North Corridor' represented new heights for the group, marking its fourth Top 10 bow on the Billboard Top 200.
Looks like word is out! Who is ready for some new Chevelle music? pic.twitter.com/qQyfq0R3Lx— Chevelle (@ChevelleInc) September 26, 2018
Last month, Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler told the Lazer 103.3 radio station that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2016's 'The North Corridor' album.
"We've got about half a record that we've been working on forever," he said. "Pete [Loeffler, who handles guitar/vocals] always has songs that he's working on, so when we start to write, we have a really good amount of stuff to pool from, which is great. So, yeah, we've been just taking our time. We all try to get a little bit of life in between there, but we're writing, we're doing a few songs here and there, and it's actually been a great summer. I'm excited about the music, so that's a bonus."
Check out the album art as well as the full tracklisting for the new project below:
'12 Bloody Spies' tracklisting:
1. 'A Miracle'
2. 'Sleep Walking Elite'
3. 'In Debt To The Earth'
4. 'Sleep Apnea (Acoustic Version)'
5. 'The Clincher (Version 103)'
7. 'Glimpse of the Con'
9. 'Until You’re Reformed'
10. 'The Gist'
12. 'Leto’s Headache'