Chevelle Explain 'Hats Off to the Bull' Cover Art
Hard rockers Chevelle are releasing their sixth full-length, Hats Off to the Bull, on December 6. You can get your first look at the cover of the record, which alludes to bullfighting, below. Singer Pete Loeffler had stumbled upon bullfighting pictures online and began reading about the sport, appalled at its brutality. "It's such a heartless sport and it's so torturous for these animals," he said in a statement about the album cover. "We got the idea of rooting for the bull instead. We root for the underdog."
As for their music on the album, Loeffler says: "I'm writing about a lot of issues and emotions. When I was a kid, I used to throw on Led Zeppelin records, turn off the lights, and watch the stereo lights blink in total darkness. I'd crank it up, feel the rawness, and think about what was going on in my life at the time. I hope people can get lost in our music like that."