Since debuting in 1999 with its freshman record "Point #1," the nu-metal family act, currently made up of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler as well as brother-in-law Dean Bernardini), has steadily moved away from its moodier, indie rock tendencies to an aggressive and darker sound, most recently captured on the group's well-received new studio album "The North Corridor."
"I really want to make a really heavy record this time around, go back to our [2002's] "Wonder What's Next" roots a little bit," says frontman Pete Loeffler in a previously released statement. "And it's what we like to play live, so it just made sense.
"Sam and Dean love heavy music as well; Sam likes a lot of hardcore, screamo stuff, so he was happy with that. They basically let me go and agreed that heavy was a good way to go."
With a deep catalog of hits like "Send the Pain Below," "Vitamin R" and "The Clincher," the Windy City rockers, one of the more respected groups of the oft-maligned genre, should have plenty of material, both new and old, to unleash on to the Rapids audience.