Back in the day, the release of a concert album used to be a sure sign that a band was not going to be putting out a new studio effort anytime soon.

Chevelle fans can rest easy, however. Even though the Chicago-bred group released the live collection 'Any Last Words' in the spring, a new studio disc is on the way, just in time for the year-end holiday season.

Through Facebook, Chevelle announced that its next album is due Dec. 6. It will be preceded by the single 'Face to the Floor,' which is scheduled to arrive at radio Oct. 10. A video for the song, which Chevelle has been playing on recent tour dates, is in the works.

'Face to the Floor' might pop up on Spike TV in the future, as the network has expressed interest in using the single, says drummer Sam Loeffler. There's also a possibility that the still-unnamed new album, Chevelle’s first studio effort since 2009's 'Sci-Fi Crimes,' might include a duet with a female singer.

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