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Scale The Summit

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

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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 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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The Contortionist Updates Tour Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist is kicking off a co-headlining run with the Slaughter Survivors Tour this Thursday in Hollywood, CA. The tour also features Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes, and Structures.

The Contortionist also recently announced its inclusion in the upcoming Frak the Gods North American summer tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures. Tour dates are now available, so see below for the complete listing.

The Slaughter Survivors tour dates with Conducting From The Grave:

7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101
8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
8/08 Covington, KY @ The MadHatter
8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall
8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/20 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Skatehouse More...

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Prosthetic Records Releases Summer Sampler

Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"

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2011 Slaughter Survivors Tour Announced

The complete list of participating bands and official dates have been announced for the 2011 "Slaughter Survivors Tour." The "Slaughter Survivors Tour" features appearance from Conducting From The Grave, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes and Structures. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/22 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07/23 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
07/24 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
07/25 Austin, TX – Emo’s
07/27 Orlando, FL – Firestone
07/28 St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
07/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/30 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
07/31 Trenton, NJ – Backstage at Champs
08/03 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
08/04 Amityville, NY – Broadway Bar
08/05 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
08/06 Amsterdam, NY – Elks Hall 101
08/07 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
08/08 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
08/10 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/11 Steger, IL – Another Hole In the Wall
08/12 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
08/13 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
08/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
08/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/16 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
08/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/19 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
08/20 Sparks, NV – The Alley

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Across The Sun To Tour With The Human Abstract

The Human Abstracted has announced a headlining run this spring called the "Pull Me From The Gallows" tour. Support will come from Across the Sun, Scale the Summit, This or the Apocalypse, Letlive, and No Bragging Rights.

Across the Sun will be on the first half of the tour, specifically May 13th – May 30th. The band's "Before the Night Takes Us" was released on March 15th, 2011. The single "Tipping The Scales" can be heard now at the Across the Sun Facebook page here.

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Scale The Summit Streaming New Album

Scale The Summit is currently streaming the band's new record, "The Collective" through The Houston Chronicle. You can listen to the songs off the record in the player below.

Scale the Summit, The Collective by user3497714

"The Collective" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, FL with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). The track listing of "The Collective" is as follows:

1. Colossal
2. Whales
3. Emersion
4. The Levitated
5. Secret Earth
6. Gallows
7. Origin of Species
8. Alpenglow
9. Black Hills
10. Balkan
11. Drifting Figures

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Periphery Comments On North American Tour

Maryland based six-piece Periphery is embarking on a North American tour alongside Fair To Midland and Scale The Summit.

Guitarist Alex Bois states: “This tour couldn't have come at a better time! We are fresh off of our first UK/EU tour and hungry to return to our home crowds. We've all been HUGE fans of both bands for a while now and it will be great to finally share the road/stage with them. I think our styles compliment each other in such a way that this tour will be educational, as it is exciting. Our new Icarus Lives EP will also be released on April 19th, so we're also stoked to be showcase some tracks from it.

“We just drove over 1,400 miles to Houston to start our tour with Fair to Midland and Scale the Summit. Unfortunately, FTM and STS had to pull-out of the first four dates in Texas due to an illness but fear not, we are still playing those venues on those dates as a headliner with a go-go-gadget extendo set-list for all to enjoy. Well, all except today in Houston where we decided to find our own venue (house of creeps) and do a completely free show! Yes, our show is cheaper than Walmart or Target.

“We'll meet up with our boys in FTM and STS on Tuesday in Arizona and begin bamboozling North America. Both of these bands are amazing and were stoked to see everyone's reactions to such a tasty line-up. See you all soon.”

The band's upcoming dates are as follows:

3/4 Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/5 Austin, TX @ Emo's Inside
3/6 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Sports Cafe
PERIPHERY w/Fair To Midland, Scale The Summit
3/8 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
3/9 Victorville, CA @ VVEC
3/11 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
3/12 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
3/13 Sacramento, CA @ Aces of Spades
3/15 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/16 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/17 Spokane, WA @ The A Club
3/18 Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/20 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
3/21 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/23 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Wheelhouse
3/24 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/25 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
3/26 Madison, WI @ The Annex
3/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
3/29 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
4/1 Hartford, CT @ The Webster Underground
4/2 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/3 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
4/6 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
4/7 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/8 Knoxville, TN @ The Cider House
4/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/12 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish - House of Blues
4/13 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
4/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
4/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

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