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Scale the Summit

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

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

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