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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 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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Scale The Summit Reveals New Album Title

Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit have revealed the title for their upcoming Spring 2013 release "The Migration."

More information on the album will be announced shortly. The album will be a follow-up to the 2011 release "The Collective," and the band has also released a short video featuring footage from a writing session which can be viewed below. More...

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Scale The Summit Working On New Album

Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit have begun working on their next album, the follow-up to the 2011 release "The Collective." A spring 2013 release is expected.

In the meantime, the band will continue to post play-through videos for each song off of "The Collective" on a weekly basis. You can view the first video, which features Michell playing the song "The Levitated," below: More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Shows With Trioscapes

Prosthetic Records has announced that Scale the Summit will be heading out on tour with Trioscapes this coming September. For more information on Scale the Summit, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. The currently announced dates are as follows:

9/14 Nashville, TN – TBA
9/15 Dayton, OH – Spitfire #
9/16 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room #
9/17 Montreal, QC – Le Sala Rosa #
9/18 Boston, MA – TT’s The Bear #
9/19 New York, NY – Knitting Factory #
9/20 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary #
9/21 Greensboro, NC – Greene St. #
9/22 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
9/23 Metairie, LA – TBA
# w/ Trioscapes

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Scale The Summit Posts Tour Trailer

As previously announced, instrumental adventurists Scale the Summit will soon head out to take on the vast jungles of America shred-by-shred on their upcoming headlining tour “Adventure Metal Across America,” on which they'll be supported by Today I Caught The Plague. In preparation, they have released a new video teaser for the tour, which can be viewed below.

"Adventure Metal Across America," the band’s second headlining tour, will start in Cleveland, Ohio on May 24 and continue until they reach their hometown of Houston, TX on June 20. More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Headlining Tour

Scale the Summit has issued the following announcement about an upcoming headlining tour:

“Been a lot going on in the Scale The Summit camp since we got home from our first headlining tour in February! First I’m very excited announce our new 'Adventure Metal Across America Tour!' Its our second headlining tour this year for 'The Collective,' hitting a lot of the cities we missed on the first one. For those of you who came out the first one one, we’ll be mixing up our entire 80 minute set with different songs! Really excited to be bringing out Today I Caught The Plague, great progressive band from Toronto, currently out on the road with our buddies in Protest The Hero and Periphery!

5/26/12 Howell, MI @ Bledfest
5/27/12 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/28/12 Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music Diner
5/29/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
5/30/12 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
5/31/12 Charleston, SC @ Jimbos
6/1/12 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
6/2/12 Little Rock, AR @ Dowtown Music
6/3/12 Dallas, TX @ Tomcats
6/4/12 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
6/5/12 Flagstaff, AZ @ Cinnabar
6/6/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
6/7/12 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/8/12 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City
6/9/12 San Jose, CA @ Refuge
6/10/12 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ American Legion
6/11/12 Ogden, UT @ Mojo’s
6/12/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6/13/12 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
6/14/12 St Louis, MO @ Foxhole
6/15/12 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
6/16/12 St Paul, MN @ Station 4 More...

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Scale The Summit To Co-Headline Fauxchella Fest

Fresh from a national headlining tour, the Houston-based instrumental quartet Scale the Summit, whose latest album "The Collective" recently saw a vinyl release, will co-headline the Fauxchella Music & Art Festival and Fundraiser in Bridgeport, Conn. on April 21st. For more information on the event, visit the event's Facebook page.

Scale the Summit will also perform at two other festivals in the band's home state this week -- The Big Spill in San Antonio, and South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. At the latter, the band will play three times over two days, capped off by a performance at the Prosthetic Records showcase at Valhalla tomorrow night (March 16).

3/15 Austin, TX - MI Annex (SXSW)
3/15 San Antonio, TX - The Big Spill Festival
3/16 Austin, TX - Soho Lounge (Indie Ambassador SXSW party)
3/16 Austin, TX - Valhalla, Prosthetic SXSW Showcase

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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Scale The Summit Checks In From The Road

Houston progressive instrumentalists Scale the Summit are currently leveling stages across the U.S. on their first ever headlining tour with support provided by Elitist. Dubbed "Their Strings Are Voices" tour 2012, the trek is a week and a half in.

Commented guitarist Chris Letchford from the road: “Our Their Strings Are Voices headlining tour has been a blast so far. It’s great to see everyone really excited about us playing an 80-minute set and still want more when we're finished! Looking forward to the next few weeks on this tour!”

Scale the Summit is touring in support of "The Collective," released last year via Prosthetic Records. "The" Collective was recorded in late 2010 at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). Prosthetic Records recently issued "The Collective on vinyl," and the LP — limited to 500 copies on high-quality 180-gram wax — is available now at the Prosthetic Store and features enhanced cover art as well as bonus track, “Redwoods,” initially only available on the Japanese version of the release. The track is currently streaming at MetalSucks here.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Vinyl Release

By popular demand, Prosthetic Records will soon release "The Collective," the 2011 album by Houston act Scale the Summit, on vinyl. The LP -- limited to 500 copies on high-quality 180-gram wax, and available now for pre-order at the Prosthetic Store – will also feature enhanced cover art. Additionally, it will contain the bonus track "Redwoods," a song recorded during "The Collective" sessions that to date has only been available on the Japanese version of the album.

"The Collective" was recorded in late 2010 at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). It was supported by five North American tours in 2011 alongside the likes of Periphery, Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, Fair To Midland, Cynic and 3.

Scale the Summit will embark on its first-ever headlining tour this week. The "Their Strings Are Voices" tour kicks off in the band's hometown of Houston on Friday, and will wrap its way through the U.S. before concluding on February 20 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Support will be provided by Elitist at most shows. Dates are as follows: More...

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Scion Metal Label Showcase Lineup Revealed

Scion A/V is hosting a metal label showcase each month in Los Angeles with a group of metal artists all taken from one label.

This month's Scion Metal Label Showcase features Prosthetic Records artists Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, Last Chance to Reason, and The Greenery. Full details are available in the promotional poster below.

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Elitist To Tour With Scale The Summit

Los Angeles area natives Elitist will embark on the "Their Strings Are Voices" tour this February with Scale The Summit. Elitist has been tabbed as direct support for the first ever Scale The Summit headline tour.

Bassist Mike Danese commented: "We are beyond thrilled to hit the road with Scale The Summit. These guys are incredible musicians, and it means a lot to have them take us out. We look forward to traveling and sharing our music across the country to a new audience."

For more information, check out Elitist's Facebook profile by heading over to this location. Dates are as follows:

1/28/12 Dallas, TX – The Door (No Elitist)
1/29/12 Albuquerque, NM TBA (No Elitist)
1/30/12 Mesa, AZ- Underground (No Elitist)
1/31/12 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky (No Elitist)
2/1/12 San Jose, CA TBA
2/2/12 Portland, OR – Branx
2/3/12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
2/5/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
2/6/12 Denver, CO – Summit Front Room
2/7/12 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
2/8/12 St Louis, MO – Fubar
2/9/12 Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/10/12 Lansing, MI – Macs
2/11/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
2/12/12 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
2/13/12 Cambridge, MA – TTs The Bear
2/14/12 New York, NY - TBA
2/15/12 Philadelphia,PA – Barbary
2/16/12 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
2/17/12 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
2/18/12 Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
2/19/12 Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
2/20/12 Shreveport, LA - TBA

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Scale The Summit Video Interview Available

8747 Productions has posted a video interview online with Chris Litchford of Scale The Summit during the band's current run of tour dates with Cynic. The band also commented:

"Newest interview with Chris, during the Cynic tour! 2 dates left! San Fran @ Slim's tomorrow and Los Angeles @ The Key Club on Wednesday! Then we start the Protest The Hero tour after Thanksgiving! Check out the tour dates tab on our page!"

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Mayhem
Keep of Kalessin
Hate
Abigail Williams
Woe

Friday, November 4th More...

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Protest The Hero Announces U.S. Tour

After a spring tour of the U.S. and Canada, Protest The Hero will return to the U.S. for a three week headline tour running November 28th to December 22nd. Along with Protest The Hero, the 20 shows will feature Prosthetic recording artists Scale The Summit and Last Chance To Reason. In addition, promoters will be adding a local band to each show.

The dates are as follows:

Nov 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov 29 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Nov 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Dec 02 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Dec 03 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
Dec 05 – Reno, NV @ The Alley
Dec 06 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
Dec 07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 08 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
Dec 09 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Dec 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Dec 14 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
Dec 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Dec 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Dec 17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Dec 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End
Dec 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Dec 21 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Dec 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

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Scale The Summit Video Interview Available

Capital Chaos has posted a video interview online with Scale The Summit at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA during the Slaughter Survivors Tour. You can check out the video interview in the clip below.

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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Howl
Black Tusk
Magrudergrind
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Cynic
Obscura
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp
Rosetta
Ultrageist

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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