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Scale The Summit

Formed: 2005
From: Houston, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Scale The Summit News

Below is our complete Scale The Summit news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Scale The Summit To Miss Show Due To Injury

Scale The Summit has issued the following announcement about guitarist Chris Letchford injuring his finger:

"It's every guitar player's worst nightmare...but last night Chris had a pocket knife close on his fingertip cutting it all the way down to the bone while fixing a part of our merch booth sign.

"An ER visit and some stitches later, he'll be just fine, but unfortunately we're unable play the show in Denver, CO today and possibly a few more, time will tell.

"We need time for Chris' finger to heal and time to create backing tracks for several songs Chris can't play in the event that he still isn't healed enough when we resume the tour. This way, we can still present as much of a Scale the Summit show as we possibly can on the remaining dates, given the circumstances.

"We apologize profusely in advance to our fans and we hope to be back soon to make it up to you. Please go support our brothers in Monuments, Reflections, Erra and Glass Cloud! Please stay tuned here on our page for updates on the next few shows." More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Vinyl Reissue

Prosthetic Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a vinyl edition of "Carving Desert Canyons" from Scale The Summit:

"As 2008 came to a close, heavy music was beginning to show signs of a transformation. At the top of the food chain, Metallica was actively promoting their new album 'Death Magnetic,' but year-end 'best-of' lists were instead populated with adventurous, forward-thinking acts like Opeth, Meshuggah, Enslaved, Gojira and the recently reunited Cynic. 2008 was also the first year in more than a decade with no Ozzfest tour, which furthered the sense of an imminent paradigm shift for the genre.

"In a different climate, a group that specialized in instrumental melodic progressive metal might have struggled to catch people’s attention. Luckily for Scale The Summit, though, the time was right to make an immediate impact. The group had already self-released one well-received album, but their Prosthetic debut 'Carving Desert Canyons' — released in February of 2009 — formally introduced the Texas quartet to the world at large. Its timeless, classic-minded progressive hard rock was hailed by Guitar World as 'full of tightly-woven guitar interplay, irregular time signatures and tasteful licks,' while Revolver called the album 'a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion.'

"The biggest endorsement of all, however, came from drum legend Mike Portnoy, who hand-picked Scale The Summit to open Dream Theater’s Progressive Nation summer tour that year. Additional tours with Protest The Hero, Between The Buried and Me, Cynic and Devin Townsend capped off an incredible 12 months that cemented the group’s arrival on the scene and solidified their reputation as a rising star in contemporary metal. More...

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Glass Cloud Announces Tour With Scale The Summit

This Summer, Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit will co-headline a North American tour, with support from Erra, Reflections, and Monuments.

The tour, presented by MerchNOW, will kick off in Glass Cloud's home state of Virginia on July 15th at The Empire. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, May 30th.

Glass Cloud is currently touring in support of the five-song EP, "Perfect War Forever." See the band live: More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Scale The Summit To Play Metal Injection Showcase

After years of attending and covering the metal happenings of South by Southwest, Metal Injection couldn't be more excited to present its first ever SXSW showcase. Metal Injection comments:

"Attendees of the Metal Injection showcase are in for one hell of a night. Scale The Summit and The Ocean will co-headline the show, with support coming from pummeling death metal masters Rivers of Nihil, 14-string guitar shred genius Felix Martin with his full band, the dark blackened ambiance of Vattnet Viskar, post-metal kings The Atlas Moth, and Silver Snakes kicking off the party with a bang.

"The party kicks off Thursday, March 13th starting at 7PM at The Dirty Dog. Free admission with SXSW badge or wristband. If you don't have SXSW credentials, there will be limited tickets on sale for the general public the day of show, so get there early! The poster below was created by renowned artist Mike Wholberg." More...

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The Ocean Gearing Up For Tour

The Ocean will be returning to North America this spring for the first time since last year's The Summer Slaughter Tour. In just over a month, the co-headline tour with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit begins.

The tour also includes special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, and is being presented by Metal Sucks. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 5th in Seattle and wraps up on Sunday, March 30th in Cambridge, including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.

The Ocean will notice a change in the lineup from the last time around, as the band has added drummer Paul Seidel and guitarist Damian Murdoch to replace Luc Hess and Jona Nido, who departed the band on mutual terms late last year.

Two live videos have been made available from The Summer Slaughter Tour stop at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Check them out in the playlist below. The Ocean founder and guitarist Robin Staps comments on the videos:

"Summer Slaughter was the final US tour for Luc and Jona. These clips bring back good memories of our last summer together and a lot of crazy parties in parking lots across the country. Now I'm really looking forward to getting back to the US with our new guys. We've started rehearsing for our upcoming tours this week, and there's a really good vibe in the room. We're hungry to get out again, we've only been home for two months now but it already feels too long." More...

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The Ocean To Tour With Scale The Summit

The Ocean will be returning to North America in 2014 for a co-headline run with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit and special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, presented by Metal Sucks.

The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 5th in Seattle and wraps up on Sunday, March 30th in Cambridge Mass., including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.

The Ocean's Robin Staps comments: "We're excited to return to the US with our first headline tour since 2008. A lot has happened in the meantime and the band is in a different place now, both musically as well as lineup-wise. We have played some bigger tours which came with a lot of compromises (short set, no production, rushed changeovers), so we are really happy that we're finally gonna be able to offer our Stateside fans and supporters a ‘full’ The Ocean set. We will be playing 'Pelagial' in its entirety most nights, the way it's been written and the way it's been meant to be performed live, as well as some 'Heliocentric', 'Anthropocentric' and 'Precambrian' tunes." More...

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1349 And More Added To NEM&HF 2014 Lineup

The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.

Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.

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Scale The Summit Announces U.S. Shows

Instrumental progressive metal quartet Scale the Summit – which is currently embarked on an extensive European tour supporting Intronaut – has announced a short run of headlining tour dates throughout the U.S. in early 2014.

The band will perform two solo shows before joining up with post hardcore group, Hail The Sun, for the remaining run throughout the west coast. Details are as follows:

2/16 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
2/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
2/26 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar #
2/28 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs #
3/1 Salt Lake City, UT Shred Shed #
3/2 Boise, ID – The Shredder #
3/3 Richland, WA – Rays Golden Lion #
3/4 Spokane, WA – The Hop #
# with Hail The Sun More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Tour Dates

Fresh off a successful tour with Intronaut, instrumental progressive quartet Scale the Summit will return to the road this fall during a North American tour with Tesseract.

The three-week trek — which immediately follows Tesseract’s tour with Katatonia and Cult of Luna — kicks off in Canada on October 9th and also features opening act Anciients.

In addition, Scale the Summit was recently invited to take part in next year’s Cruise To The Edge with legendary English group Yes, with whom Scale The Summit will also take the stage this weekend at the inaugural progressive rock fest Yestival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Scale The Summit Streams New Track

Scale the Summit has released another song from new album "The Migration." Head to the Alternative Press’ website here to stream “The Traveler."

"The Migration" is due out June 11th and was recorded at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me). The track listing is as follows:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus (streaming here)
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler More...

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Scale The Summit Posts New Song Online

Scale the Summit has posted the new song "Atlas Novus" online, which can be heard below and comes off new album "The Migration" - due out June 11th via Prosthetic Records.

Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler

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Scale The Summit Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit have unveiled a guitar playthrough video for new song “Odyssey,” available below.

The track appears on the band’s June 11th release, “The Migration,” alongside nine other stimulating soundscapes recorded earlier this year at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today, He is Legend).

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Scale The Summit Posts New Album Teaser

A six-minute video featuring snippets of all 10 tracks from the new Scale the Summit album, “The Migration,” can now be viewed on YouTube. Check it out below.

“The Migration” will be released June 11th on digital download, CD (the booklet for which folds out into a large poster featuring expanded artwork by cover illustrator Duncan Storr), and 180-gram LP formats. The LP — available on clear vinyl or a limited-edition, mail-order exclusive clear vinyl with blue haze — includes a download card and a gatefold poster also featuring expanded artwork.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler More...

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Scale The Summit Reveals New Album Artwork

Scale the Summit has revealed the artwork for upcoming June 11th release "The Migration," which can be viewed below.

You can also watch a new behind-the-scenes video featuring drummer Pat Skeffington tracking his parts over at Drummagzine.com here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler More...

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Scale The Summit Reveals New Album's Track Listing

Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit will release their fourth album, "The Migration," on June 11th, shortly after the start of their upcoming tour with Intronaut. Recorded earlier this year at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today), "The Migration" will contain the following 10 tracks:

1. Odyssey
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
5. Oracle
6. Evergreen
7. The Dark Horse
8. Willow
9. Sabrosa
10. The Traveler

"The Migration" marks the recording debut of new bassist Mark Michell. A behind-the-scenes look at the tracking can be found here. More...

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Scale The Summit Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Progressive instrumentalists Scale the Summit have released a second behind-the-scenes video update from the recent recording sessions for their new album, "The Migration," which will be released in North America on June 11th.

This installment features a sneak peek into the guitar tracking process. Watch the video via Guitar Messenger or through the player below.

"The Migration," tracked at North Carolina's Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today), will be released just days after Scale the Summit hits the road with Intronaut on a summer North American tour. More...

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Scale The Summit Announces North American Tour

Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit - whose new album, "The Migration," will be released this summer -- will support Intronaut on an upcoming North American tour. Sponsored by MetalSucks, the month-long tour also features Mouth of the Architect and label mates Castle on select dates. The complete routing can be found below.

6/04 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA - Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB - Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB - Osborne Village Inn*
6/12 Chicago, IL - Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus*
6/17 Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON - Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA - The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA - Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD - Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall*
6/24 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL - The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
6/29 Austin, TX - Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
7/02 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA - Slim's**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy**
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle More...

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Scale The Summit Finishes New Album

Texas progressive instrumentalists Scale the Summit are proud to reveal guitarist Chris Letchford's Signature Strandberg BODEN CL7 guitar. The production-series guitar was designed to Letchford's exact specifications and is currently available for sale through this location.

Letchford will promote the guitar by making several appearances at the upcoming NAMM festival, including signings at the Strandberg, Jackson and EMG Pickups booths -- the latter of which will also feature bassist Mark Michell, who will be promoting the release of his new instructional book for right-hand bass techniques.

In other Scale the Summit news, the group recently finished recording for upcoming release, "The Migration," with producer Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today) at Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The album, tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release, will be the band's third album through Prosthetic and the follow-up to 2011's "The Collective." More...

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