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

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