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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

Top Songs by
Scale the Summit

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

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