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The origins of instrumental heavy metal group Scale the Summit date to 2004, when guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis LeVrier met as students at the Los Angeles Musicians Institute, then came into contact with fellow scholar and drummer Pat Skeffington, before completing their lineup with bassist Jordan Eberhardt several months later. Two years of rehearsal and sonic self-discovery followed until, at the end of 2006, all of the musicians relocated to Letchford's hometown of Houston, Texas and finished sculpting their exceptionally technical brand of "adventure metal," as they like to call it, for release on a self-financed debut album, immodestly named Monument. Turns out their confidence was largely justified by the impressive amalgam of progressive exploration (think Cynic, Dream Theater, Kong) and sheer virtuosity (reminiscent of instrumental guitar heroes like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai), and it wasn't long before Scale the Summit were racking up accolades from some of the world's most respected heavy metal magazines. This also earned them a contract with L.A.'s Prosthetic Records, and a return to the studio for the recording of the group's eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Carving Desert Canyons, which was released at the start of 2009. The band returned in 2011 with its third album of technical guitar wizardry, The Collective, followed by The Migration (2013) and their aptly named fifth studio outing, V (2015). By the time of 2017's In a World of Fear album, most of Scale the Summit's original lineup had turned over. Most notable was the departure of founding guitarist LeVrier, who left to become a member of Entheos, leaving Letchford to lead the band with newcomers Killian Duarte and Charlie Engen on bass and drums, respectively. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Scale the Summit

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Scale the Summit

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Scale the Summit

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  2.   The Golden Bird
  3.   The Winged Bull
  4.   Bloom
  5.   Sargasso sea
  6.   Dunes
  7.   The Great Plains
  8.   Giants
  9.   Willow
  10.   The Traveler
  11.   Age Of The Tide
  12.   Oort Cloud
  13.   Trapped in Ice
  14.   Soria Moria
  15.   Blue Sun
  16.   The Dark Horse
  17.   Evergreen
  18.   Narrow Salient
  19.   The Olive Tree
  20.   Whales
  21.   The Levitated
  22.   Gallows
  23.   Redwoods
  24.   Black Hills
  25.   Shaping the Clouds
  26.   Roof of the World
  27.   Penguins in Flight
  28.   City In The Sky
  29.   Glacial Planet
  30.   Crossing the Ocean
  31.   Holding Thunder
  32.   Atlas Novus
  33.   Wolves
  34.   The Isle of Mull
  35.   Oracle
  36.   Secret Earth
  37.   Kestrel
  38.   Alpenglow
  39.   Sabrosa
  40.   Odyssey
  41.   Emersion
  42.   Stolas
  43.   Colossal
  44.   Rode in on Horseback
  45.   Origin of Species
  46.   Omni
  47.   Pontus Euxinus
  48.   Balkan

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