Illinois rock trio Chevelle are about to embark on their 17th year as a band, and what better way to celebrate than releasing a new album! Hats Off to the Bull came out Tuesday, December 6 via Epic Records, making it the sixth studio album for the family band. Now, the band have released the video for the record's first single, "Face to the Floor," which can be seen after the jump.

The video was taped filmed in Los Angeles by Paul R. Brown, and "mirrors the chaotic and economic state currently facing millions of Americans."

It's an angry song, explains lead singer and songwriter Pete Loeffler about the inspiration for "Face To The Floor." The lyrics are about all the people who have been taken advantage of. I reference Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. He raked people over the coals, stole and is a terrible person. One day, these people have everything, and the next day it's completely gone.

During its first week of release, Hats Off to the Bull sold 43,000 copies in the US alone, putting it at the No. 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Do you have the new album? What do you think of the video?