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

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