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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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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

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

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