Chevelle are due to begin recording a new album, their ninth, within the next week. Vocalist-guitarist Pete Loeffler and his bandmate brother, drummer Sam Loeffler, revealed as much to 99.7 The Blitz host Ronni Hunter when the pair stopped in for a chat during Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival's final day Sunday (May 19.)

During the interview, the Loefflers gave a timeline of new Chevelle album activities, and they offered an estimate of how many songs would appear on the eventual release. Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.

"We go in, in like a week, to start tracking," Pete explained of the band's plans while defending their decision to mostly skip live performances over the past 18 months. "So it's been about a year-and-a-half of writing. And we've only played 13 shows in a year and a half. We kind of have been in lockdown."

Sam concurred while giving an idea of the amount of tunes in the works. "I think we have have about 18 tracks that we've been working on," he said. "We'll see what happens. Probably 10 [will appear on the finished release]."

"We're gonna work for three weeks and then pass out," Pete added in comical fashion, "and then see how much we get done in that time." Shortly after, Chevelle hit the road with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin and more for a slew of concerts around the U.S. this summer. See those dates here.

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