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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 Premieres New Music Video

Scale The Summit premieres a new music video for "Royal Orphan", taken from the band's latest release, "In A World Of Fear", out in stores now.

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Scale The Summit Premieres New Music Video

Scale The Summit premieres a new music video for "Neon Tombs", taken from the band's latest release, "In A World Of Fear", out in stores now.

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Scale The Summit Debuts New Song "Cosmic Crown"

Scale The Summit premieres a new song entitled "Cosmic Crown", taken from the forthcoming album "In A World Of Fear", which will be released May 19th. The track features guest turns from Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore) and James Norbert Ivanyi.

Check out now "Cosmic Crown" below.

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Tetrafusion Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Technical prog-metal outfit Tetrafusion - featuring ex-members of Scale the Summit (bassist Mark Michell and percussionist J.C. Bryant) - premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Dreaming of Sleep", which will arrive in stores April 28th, 2017.

Check out now "Dreaming of Sleep" in its entirety below.

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Scale The Summit Premieres New Song "Royal Orphan"

Scale The Summit premieres a new song entitled "Royal Orphan", taken from the upcoming new album "In A World Of Fear", which will be out in stores May 19th. Members of Arch Enemy, Fallujah, Scar Symmetry and more will guest on the release.

Check out now "Royal Orphan" below.

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Scale The Summit Premieres Brand New Song

Scale The Summit premieres the brand new track titled "Kestrel", taken from the upcoming new album “V” which is scheduled to drop on September 18th via Prosthetic Records. Explains the band: “Kestrel is a really exciting part of the album for us, as it brings out the band’s softest moments and most intense moments all in the same song. Each instrument slowly builds on one another and keeps escalating toward some serious energy. It’s a dynamic shift unlike anything we’ve really done before. We’re super excited to play this one live!”

Check out now "Kestrel" below.

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Scale The Summit Teases New Track

Scale The Summit previews another new audio sample of the track titled "The Isle Of Mull", taken from the upcoming new album “V” which is scheduled to drop on September 18th via Prosthetic Records.

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Scale The Summit Teases Fourth New Track

Scale The Summit previews a fourth new audio sample of the track titled "Trapped In Ice", taken from the upcoming new album “V” which is scheduled to drop on September 18th via Prosthetic Records.

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Scale The Summit Teases Third New Track

Scale The Summit previews a third new audio sample of the track titled "Kestrel", taken from the upcoming new album “V” which is scheduled to drop on September 18th via Prosthetic Records.

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Scale The Summit Announces New Album

The instrumental progressive quartet Scale The Summit will release fifth album, “V,” worldwide on September 18th.

The “V” cover by British artist Duncan Storr is a composite of images that visually represent the titles of specific songs on the new album. Over the next two weeks, Prosthetic will unveil the artwork piece-by-piece and song-by-song, beginning with the album’s opening track, “The Winged Bull" and now today moving onto ending track "The Golden Bird."

“V” was mixed by Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), who also worked with the band on previous album “The Migration.” This upcoming album is the group’s first with new drummer J.C. Bryant, who joined the group earlier this year.

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Scale The Summit Names New Album

Scale The Summit - which just recruited new drummer J.C. Bryant - has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"Our new shreddin' album will be titled 'V,' due out this Summer via Prosthetic Records. We wrapped up the recording process a few days ago and now will have the amazing Jamie King mix this bad boy. Can't put into words how excited we are about this material! Artwork reveal coming soon!" More...

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Scale The Summit Recruits New Drummer

Progressive instrumental outfit Scale The Summit is currently in the process of recording a fifth studio album, which will once again be mixed by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist). King also worked with the band on the acclaimed 2013 effort "The Migration."

Additionally, Scale The Summit has announced a line-up change for the new release, as drummer J.C. Bryant has joined the group. The band comments:

“We have parted ways with our drummer Pat Skeffington. Pat is a fantastic drummer and will be greatly missed. We wish him the absolute best in the future! Moving forward, we’d like to officially welcome J.C. Bryant as the new drummer for Scale The Summit. We just finished drum tracking for the new album this past weekend and can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs! Get excited!”

Bryant added, “I’ve known the Scale guys for years, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside them in the creative process!”

Check out a video teaser featuring newly recorded material from the band’s upcoming album in the below playthrough video. More...

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Scale The Summit Recording New Album

Scale The Summit will soon be laying down the tracks for a new album to follow "The Migration." The band released this brief message to fans:

"Recording for Scale the Summit album #5 starts this Wednesday for the next two months! Make sure to follow us all on Instagram, we'll be posting more clips of the process there than anywhere else!"

The instrumental band's latest album "The Migration" was released back in June of 2013. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming release.

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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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