Vena Sera

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Vena Sera
Studio album by Chevelle
Released April 3, 2007
Recorded October–November 2006 at Studio at the Palms in Paradise, Nevada & at Studio Barbarosa in Bavon, Virginia
Genre Alternative metal
Length 44:12
Label Epic
Producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Chevelle chronology
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Vena Sera
Sci-Fi Crimes
Singles from Vena Sera
  1. "Well Enough Alone"
    Released: March 6, 2007
  2. "I Get It"
    Released: January 22, 2008
  3. "The Fad"
    Released: March 3, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 72%[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
Melodic 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[6]
TuneLab Music 9/10[7]
Type 3 Media 8.5/10[8]

Vena Sera is the fourth studio album by the American alternative metal band Chevelle and was released on April 3, 2007, through Epic Records. Many of the tracks on this album were based on material from unreleased songs the band had previously recorded. The term "Vena Sera" is Latin for "vein liquids" AKA "Blood."

Vena Sera is the first Chevelle album with bassist Dean Bernardini, the brother-in-law of fellow members Pete and Sam Loeffler. It would also be the second and final album produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, marking the first time Chevelle maintained the same producer for a second record.

The first single, "Well Enough Alone", was released to radio stations on February 13, 2007, but a physical CD single would not be available until March 6.[citation needed]

The album debuted at number 12 in the United States with sales of approximately 62,000. This was less than their previous album, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), which debuted at number eight with sales of about 90,000.[9]

As of September 2008, the album has sold 353,740 copies in the United States.

On May 31, 2007, drummer Sam Loeffler updated the official site to say, among other things, that the song "I Get It" would be the second single from the album. The single was released to radio on June 12, 2007. In late December, it was announced by the band that "The Fad" would be the third single from Vena Sera. As of January 17, 2008, the song has been put up for adds on radio stations across the country. "Antisaint" is featured in MLB 07: The Show. "Well Enough Alone" is featured in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008.


Vena Sera has been translated and interpreted as meaning many different things.[citation needed] It is translated as "Vein Evening" or "Evening Vein" in Italian, and "In like vein" in Latin. However, Pete Loeffler has stated that the title means "Vein Liquid" and is representative as "the blood of the band and the work we put into the album".[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Dean Bernardini, except "Delivery" by Compulsion

No. Title Length
1. "Antisaint"   4:21
2. "Brainiac"   3:21
3. "Saferwaters"   4:11
4. "Well Enough Alone"   4:18
5. "Straight Jacket Fashion"   4:02
6. "The Fad"   3:37
7. "Humanoid"   3:59
8. "Paint the Seconds"   3:59
9. "Midnight to Midnight"   4:24
10. "I Get It"   3:55
11. "Saturdays"   4:06
Total length:


  • Pete Loeffler - guitars, vocals
  • Sam Loeffler - drums
  • Dean Bernardini - bass, drums
  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette - producer, mixing
  • Dave Holdredge - engineer
  • Jef Moll - digital editing & programming

Bonus tracks

  • Jef Moll - coproducer, engineer, editor, & mixer



Chart (2007) Peak
The Billboard 200 12
Billboard Top Rock Albums 4
Billboard Top Internet Albums 6
Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums 10


Year Song US Chart Position
2007 "Well Enough Alone" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
Modern Rock Tracks 9
Bubbling Under Hot 100 16
"I Get It" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
Modern Rock Tracks 4
Bubbling Under Hot 100 18
2008 "The Fad" Mainstream Rock Tracks 13
Modern Rock Tracks 39


  1. ^ "Chevelle - Vena Sera - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. 
  2. ^ "Vena Sera - Chevelle". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ Endelman, Michael (2007-04-06). "Vena Sera Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  4. ^ Wippsson, Johan. "Vena Sera". Melodic. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  5. ^ Hoard, Christian (2007-03-21). "Vena Sera : Chevelle : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. 
  6. ^ "Chevelle - Vena Sera (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. 
  7. ^ "Chevelle - 'Vena Sera'". TuneLab Music. 
  8. ^ "Album Reviews: Vena Sera". Type 3 Media. 
  9. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1",, April 11, 2007.