CHRIS LETCHFORD • GUITAR
CHARLIE ENGEN • DRUMS
KILIAN DUARTE • BASS
At this point in their career, it's almost easier to list the prog acts SCALE THE SUMMIT haven't toured with than the ones they have. From legends like Dream Theater and Yes, to cult heroes such as Cynic and Devin Townsend, to modern trailblazers such as Periphery and BTBAM, to heavy experimentalists like Intronaut and Mastodon, the band has shared stages with a who's who of the genre's past, present and future.
This mix of classic and contemporary, timeless and topical is also reflected in the instrumentalists' evocative sound, which is just as vital in today's post-post- / anything-goes world of shuffled playlists as it would have been on the freeform rock radio playlists of the 1970s. The group's fifth album, "V," sees the group further develop their colorful musical palettes thanks to the addition of new drummer JC and the work of returning mixer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), who also collaborated with the band on 2013's Billboard-charting "The Migration."
Described as "essential prog" by Guitar World, SCALE THE SUMMIT was formed in 2004 after guitarists Chris and Travis met while attending Hollywood's Musicians Institute. The group self-released their first album, 2007's "Monument," before signing with Prosthetic for the 2009 release of their sophomore effort "Carving Desert Canyons." That album earned acclaim from fans, critics and peers alike -- none more high-profile than former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who asked the band to take part in the group's Progressive Nation tour that year.
From there, SCALE THE SUMMIT supported the release of 2011's "The Collective" with rigorous touring. With new bassist Mark in tow, the band then headed to King's Basement Studios in North Carolina to record "The Migration" (2013), their first effort to crack the Billboard Top 200. Described as “post-rock at its most melodic and dynamic best” (Alternative Press), the album was supported by extensive touring across North America and Europe, as well as appearances on several notable festivals (Yestival, SXSW, Cruise to the Edge, etc).
SCALE THE SUMMIT stunned their fans and critics alike on their latest 2015 release “V”, which expertly showcased the instrumental progressive rock band’s sound across an array of beguiling soundscapes throughout each of its ten tracks. Mixed and mastered by longtime producer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), “V” broke its way onto several of the year’s “Best of” lists being lauded as “downright flawless” (ItDjents) whille maintaining “ a collection of triumphant compositions that feel like a delightfully delirious, arrestingly hypnotic experience” (Metal Sucks). GET IT HERE
SCALE THE SUMMIT has released their 6th studio album "IN A WORLD OF FEAR". Chris Letchford, the primary song writer since the creation of Scale The Summit teamed up with the mighty Charlie Engen on drums and Kilian Duarte on bass to create the most anticipated album in instrumental metal in years. Produced by Chris Letchford and mixed by Anup Sastry. Featuring guests Nick Johnston, John Browne (Monuments), Angel Vivaldi, Jeff Loomis, James Iyani, Scott Carstairs (Fallujah), Per Nilsson, Yvette Young, and Nathan Navarro. Get it digitally HERE or CD, Vinyl, Tab Books, Shirts, Pick Tins, and more through their official online store HERE