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

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