Chevelle has announced it will release a new album April 1.

La Gargola was a departure for the band, as it was recorded in California instead of Chicago, the band's hometown.

The first single, "Take Out the Gunman," is about guns and mass shootings. You can listen to the song below.

"Certainly it's about that, but the real point is about how the media sensationalizes it and how it perpetuates it, because we talk about it so much and concentrate on it so much, which is -- when you put something on television, it just becomes bigger than life and then, you know, the age-old question is, if you don't put it on TV and nobody knows about it, will it happen less? I don't know," drummer Sam Loeffler said.

The band plans to tour in support of the album beginning in April.

La Gargola is the follow-up album to the band's 2011 record Hats Off to the Bull.

Listen to "Take Out the Gunman":

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