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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's New Album Release Date Set

Scale The Summit, the Houston-based progressive metal band, will unveil their Prosthetic Records’ debut, "Carving Desert Canyons," on February 17 and is currently streaming the new song "Sargasso Sea" on their MySpace page.

“Sargasso Sea’ is one of our personal favorites off the new album,” explained 8-string guitarist Chris Letchford. “We’re excited to be able to share new music with our fans, it’s been over two years since we had new songs to post.”

The industrious instrumental quartet filmed the recording of "Carving Desert Canyons" and will be sharing four “making of” clips leading up to release date. The first clip is available below. The album was recorded in the late Summer of this year at New Jersey’s Nut House Recording Studio.

Scale The Summit’s self-released debut album, Monument, was well-circulated in underground circles leading to bloggers and tapped in writers spreading the word of the young band.

Scale The Summit's “Making Of Carving Desert Canyons” Video: More...

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Scale The Summit Offers In-depth Recording Blog

Houston instrumental metal band SCALE THE SUMMIT has issued an in-depth blog upon the completion of the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Carving Desert Canyons. The entire blog from guitarist Chris Letchford, featuring photos and in-depth information about the recording process and equipment used, is available on the band's MySpace page. More...

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Scale The Summit Enters The Studio

Houston’s instrumental quartet SCALE THE SUMMIT hit the studio today to begin tracking the band’s Prosthetic Records debut. Due in early 2009, the record will consist of all-new songs and is the follow-up to the band’s 2007 self-released debut, "Monument," and fans can expect a series of in-studio blog and video updates covering the progress of the recording of SCALE THE SUMMIT’s new music.

"Writing is complete for our next album, and I have to say this is some of the best material we have ever written!” guitarist Chris Letchford says. “We have been working hard on this album for a good six months now and we are really excited to get to work on it in the studio. We are set to enter Nut House Recordings on Aug 29th in New Jersey to start tracking and the title for this nice group of jams will be ‘Carving Desert Canyons.’ Now...you all can be in suspense for studio updates, video, shows, touring, and of course some killer new music!"

SCALE THE SUMMIT has tapped seasoned photographer Tom Kilty to personify the band’s sound through the ‘Carving Desert Canyons’ artwork which promises to be in-depth. Fans can get a sample of past SCALE THE SUMMIT designs here. In the meantime, several songs from "Monument" are available on the band’s MySpace page.

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Scale The Summit Cancels Tour

Scale The Summit has cancelled the remainder of their current tour. Here's a statement from guitarist Chris Letchford:

"Due to unsolved van problems this late in the tour we have been forced to drop off our current tour with God Is An Astronaut. We would like to apologize to all of the clubs, promoters, our booking agency, and of course all of our fans that planned on coming to see us play. Its a bummer, being our first tour! We'll be touring again for sure. I think we are going to take this time to get the next album finished for Prosthetic Records.

"It started on the way down from Kansas and got worse. We stopped in OK on our day off and the Machanic shop we went to had no time. We struggled to make it to SXSW and did, and played the hell out of it.

"We are super bummed about this and so sorry to everyone planning on coming out! We will tour again, but it's just not going to happen right now."

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Scale The Summit Offer Tour Update

Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:

An update from SCALE THE SUMMIT after the band's first night out on tour: "Last night was the first date of the tour. We played at Emo's in Austin, Texas. Bad ass club, good sound and we all played great. All around good show. Thanks again to Pack Of Wolves for having us, always great playing with them! We'll be back in SXSW in about a week for some more good shredding fun. On our way to Dallas for our day off. Little Rock on Saturday! Until next time..." More...

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Scale The Summit Plans Month-Long US Tour

Houston’s SCALE THE SUMMIT have confirmed plans to tour from late this month into late March across the southern and eastern United States, playing with a handful of different bands along the way, including several shows with God Is An Astronaut and an appearance by the instrumental quartet at Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest music festival on March 14.

In the meantime, SCALE THE SUMMIT continues to work on new material for the forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2008 release. "We're all very excited about working with Prosthetic Records and are looking forward to what we will accomplish together in the future," guitarist Chris Letchford previously stated." We are currently preparing to go out on the road in 2008 in support of our current release 'Monument,' while also showcasing the new material that we have written for our first Prosthetic release. The new songs have really helped us solidify our signature sound, so expect to hear more evolved, face melting instrumental jams from SCALE THE SUMMIT!"

Formed in Los Angeles in 2004, the band has previously released the self-financed full-length, "Monument," which has been receiving positive press worldwide. Songs from "Monument" are available online at the band’s MySpace page.

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Scale The Summit Signs To Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records is proud to announce Houston-based instrumental progressive quartet SCALE THE SUMMIT as the latest addition to the label's roster. Formed in Los Angeles in 2004, the band has previously released the self-financed full-length, "Monument," which has been receiving positive press worldwide. Clips from the release are available on the band's MySpace page. SCALE THE SUMMIT is currently continuing to work on new material for the forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2008 release.

"We're all very excited about working with Prosthetic Records and are looking forward to what we will accomplish together in the future," guitarist Chris Letchford says." We are currently preparing to go out on the road in 2008 in support of our current release 'Monument,' while also showcasing the new material that we have written for our first Prosthetic release. The new songs have really helped us solidify our signature sound, so expect to hear more evolved, face melting instrumental jams from SCALE THE SUMMIT!"

SCALE THE SUMMIT currently have one live show planned:
1/04 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit (Texas Takeover 2008)

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