Chevelle will release their new album on Dec. 6. The band has revealed the animalistic title of the platter, as well. It's called, 'Hats Off to the Bull.' It's also the follow up to 2009's 'Sci- Fi Crimes.' So, 'Hats Off to the Bull,' huh? That's quite an intriguing title for the album, which is sure to be filled with razor-sharp, guitar-driven rock anthems.

The first single from the album is called 'Face to the Floor,' and it's a chunky, punchy rock song with the type of buzzsaw riff that we're used to from Chevelle. Pete Loeffler's smooth vocals, which are somewhat influenced by Tool's Maynard James Keenan, steer the ship here. It's another song from Chevelle that sounds good on the radio or bellowing out of a muscle car like that from which the band borrows its name.

There's a swirl of activity around the Chicago-based trio, as they will feature a song on the soundtrack to 'Underworld Awakening,' which is the fourth film in the franchise about vampires and werewolves. That's set for January.

The band is also on tour with Bush and Filter through the end of the month.