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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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Stations Featuring
Scale the Summit

    Rock Instrumentals

    Rock Instrumentals
    5 songs

    Progressive Rock

    Progressive Rock
    2 songs

Albums by
Scale the Summit

Top Songs by
Scale the Summit

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

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