CHEVELLE PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MARS SIMULA”
SINGLE TAKEN FROM CHART-TOPPING 2021 ALBUM NIRATIAS, OUT NOW
(New York, NY – April 30, 2021) – Today, multi-platinum rock band Chevelle uncover the music video for their latest single “Mars Simula.” A standout from their chart-smashing ninth full-length album, NIRATIAS., the video premiered earlier today via an exclusive on Facebook. Watch the video HERE and get NIRATIAS HERE via Epic Records.
At the beginning of the clip, the camera focuses on a snowy old school television set as a reflective monolith flashes on the screen. Inside of this otherworldly cube, Chevelle perform the track in the glow of a stunning frenetic light show, slamming along to each drum hit and riff. As the song crescendos towards a hammering hook, vocalist and guitarist Pete Loeffler engages in a free fall through a circle of spotlights only to resume rocking.
NIRATIAS arrived with a bang last month. It landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 at #9 as the firstnew release to chart within the Top 10 in over three weeks, regardless of genre. Not to mention, it clinched #1 on five Billboard charts—Rock Album, Alternative Album, Hard Music, Overall Album and Internet Album. It has already racked up 20 million-plus streams with “Mars Simula” eclipsing 1.3 million on Spotify. Additionally, the lead single “Self Destructor” bolted to #1 at Active Rock radio, marking their 12th number 1 single at the format. “Mars Simula” impacts at Active Rock next week.
Chevelle are also set to bring NIRATIAS to the stage with their first show recently announced for June 27th in Hoffman Estates, IL outside at Now Arena. They will also play the Inkcarceration Festival 2021 in Mansfield, OH, in September. Stay tuned for more soon.
Credit: Joseph Cultice
NIRATIAS is an acronym for Nothing Is Real and This Is a Simulation,and it represents the band at their dimension-blurring best, their most pummeling, and most provocative. The body of work twists and turns through crushing guitars and haunting melodies like a cosmically heavy roller coaster at the edge of existence. The brother duo of Pete and Sam Loeffler teamed up once again with longtime producer Joe Barresi, writing and recording throughout 2019 and 2020. The results are an intriguing and inimitable body of work, with themes that reveal themselves throughout the album’s 13 songs.
The album artwork is by Boris Vallejo. The famed and award-winning artist is responsible for the posters used for films like Knightriders and National Lampoon’s Vacation, as well as iconic 70’s and 80’s science fiction novel covers and magazines (such as Heavy Metal).
Throughout their career, Chevelle have transformed rock music as tried-and-true outliers. The multiplatinum Chicago rock band have generated close to 1.7 billion global streams, earned 12 number 1 hits, and sold out shows worldwide. Their catalog spans the double-platinum Wonder What’s Next highlighted by the double-platinum smash “The Red” and platinum “Send The Pain Below” as well as the platinum This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) and gold Vena Sera. They’ve landed five Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, including Sci-Fi Crimes , Hats Off to the Bull , La Gárgola , The North Corridor  and now NIRATIAS . The latter three each captured #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart.
With the success of NIRATIAS, Chevelle continue to elevate to another stratosphere in 2021.