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

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