Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:03PM
Popular music portal MetalSucks premieres "Redwoods," from Houston progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT. The tune was recorded during The Collective sessions that to date has only been available on the Japanese version of the 2011 critically lauded full-length.
To check out the track, point your browser HERE.
In related news, Prosthetic Records recently issued The Collective on vinyl. 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 the "Redwoods" bonus track. The Collective, called "terrifyingly good" and "essential prog" by Guitar World, 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 with SCALE THE SUMMIT playing alongside the likes of Periphery, Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, Fair To Midland, Cynic and 3.
In related news, SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently scouring the lands on their first ever headlining tour. The Their Strings Are Voices tour commenced in their hometown of Houston last Friday. Support is being provided by Elitist at most shows.
SCALE THE SUMMIT Their Strings Are Voices Tour [remaining dates]:
1/31/2012 The Whisky - Los Angeles, CA *
2/02/2012 Branx - Portland, OR
2/03/2012 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
2/05/2012 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2012 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
2/07/2012 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
2/08/2012 Fubar - St Louis, MO
2/09/2012 Reggie’s Chicago, IL
2/10/2012 Mac’s - Lansing, MI
2/11/2012 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
2/12/2012 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
2/13/2012 TT’s The Bear - Cambridge, MA
2/14/2012 Architekt Music - Butler, NJ
2/15/2012 Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
2/16/2012 Empire (formerly Jaxx) – West Springfield, VA
2/17/2012 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
2/18/2012 Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL
2/19/2012 Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
* - No Elitist
SCALE THE SUMMIT formed in 2005 while attending the Musicians' Institute in Los Angeles. The band relocated to Texas in 2006, where they recorded their self-released debut album. After signing with Prosthetic, they released Carving Desert Canyons, which Revolver called "a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion," in 2009. The band subsequently toured with Dream Theater, Devin Townsend and Between The Buried And Me, among others. SCALE THE SUMMIT also has tracks available for the Rock Band video game through the Rock Band Network, while Chris Letchford was recently featured in MetalSucks' "Top 25 Modern Guitarists" list.
“There are moments where the bass is front and center (‘Colossal’), moments when the percussion sounds like rainfall instead of jackhammers and more of the time you’ll just want to close your eyes and drift off to your mind’s sweet-spot utopia with The Collective as the soundtrack. – 8/10 Decibel
“They uncover the beauty of ‘Secret Earth,’ measure the weight of ‘Whales,’ and float through the Gulf Stream with ‘The Levitated.’ Every time they embark on an excursion, they discover new paths. And those paths are worth following.” – 9/10 Outburn
“The pinnacle of musical excellence.” – Hails & Horns