SCALE THE SUMMIT Streaming New Track “Kestrel”

Progressive instrumentalists Scale the Summit have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, V, over at Substream Magazine. Titled “Kestrel”, the new track churns out soaring melodies that build upon each other up until the song’s spiraling, virtuosic climax. The band issued the following comments on the new tune:

Kestrel is a really exciting part of the album for us, as it brings out the band’s softest moments and most intense moments all in the same song. Each instrument slowly builds on one another and keeps escalating toward some serious energy. It’s a dynamic shift unlike anything we’ve really done before. We’re super excited to play this one live!” 

Stream the new track after the break.

V will be released on September 18 via Prosthetic Records

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Release “Stolas” Video

Progressive instrumental metal outfit Scale the Summit have premiered the official video for their new track, “Stolas”, over at Guitar World. The track, which will appear on the group’s forthcoming album V, is set to a humorous, satirical and awesomely cheesy 80’s-themed clip. Who doesn’t love glam metal, anyway? Check it out after the break.

V will be released on September 18 via Prosthetic Records.

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SCALE THE SUMMIT Tease New Track “Kestrel”

Man, I love Scale The Summit. This band is just spectacular and everything they do is superb. The band will release their new record V in September and they are teasing the shit out of us fans. We have yet to get the full artwork for the album, as they are revealing it bit by bit. Well, Scale have release a brief teaser for their new track “Kestrel,” which you can hear below. It’s great.     Continue reading

CHRIS LETCHFORD Streaming New Track “The Gentlemen”

Chris-Letchford-LightboxScale The Summit‘s Chris Letchford isn’t wasting any time promoting his new record Lightbox. The guys has already released a few tracks off of the album and now he has released another. This track is titled “The Gentlemen” and if you’ve been digging everything that Chris has to offer with the previous tracks off of Lightbox, you won’t be disappointed with this track. You can check it out after the jump.      Continue reading

CHRIS LETCHFORD Streaming New Track “Rayless”

Chris-Letchford-LightboxI’ve been posting about Scale The Summit‘s Chris Letchford for a few weeks now because the dude has been making some pretty rad neo-jazz and he will be releasing his debut album Lightbox pretty soon. Well, the dude isn’t holding anything back and he has just released his third consecutively awesome track. This song is titled “Rayless” and it’s a melodic, soft array of jazzy goodness. Check out the track after the jump.       Continue reading

CHRIS LETCHFORD Streaming New Track “In Force”

Chris-Letchford-Scale-the-SummitChris Letchford (of Scale The Summit) released a track off of his forthcoming solo jazz record Lightbox not too long ago (see here) and now the guy has released another rad new track. This song is titled “In Force” and it is a melee of radical, neo-jazz mastery. Chris is an extremely talented dude and I cannot wait to hear Lightbox in full. Chck out the new track below.     Continue reading

SCALE THE SUMMIT’s Chris Letchford Streaming “The Star Boy”

Chris-Letchford-Scale-the-SummitAlthough I am not a fan of neo-jazz or much jazz at all, I am a fan of Scale The Summit‘s Chris Letchford. That dude is seriously talented and because of my adoration for him, I decided to check out something off of his upcoming jazz record. This is actually pretty rad. Thanks, Lane for making me post this. Joining Chris on the album are members of Reign Of Kindo, Scale The Summit‘s Mark Michell and the great Evan Brewer. Check out “The Star Boy” after the jump and see what’s up.     Continue reading

THE OCEAN Announce Spring North American Tour

The Ocean have announced a new extensive North American tour that will commence in late February and extend all the way into April. Touring alongside The Ocean are the likes of Scale the Summit, The Atlas Moth, and Silver Snakes. Do you want to go now? Of course you do! You can check out the touring schedule after the break.

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Best Of 2013: Gnarly’s Favorite Albums Of The Year

2013bestThis has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless.       Continue reading

SCALE THE SUMMIT Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour

The Texas progressive metallers Scale the Summit will be hitting the road yet again for a North American headlining run this November in support of their new album, The Migration. Support will come from the likes of The Reign of Kindo and Jolly. You can view the touring schedule after the jump.

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Exclusive Interview: SCALE THE SUMMIT’s Chris Letchford

I’ve been going on and on about the new album from progressive instrumetallers Scale The Summit for a while now and, after a bit of duration, I have finally sat down and exchanged a few words with StS’s lead guitarist Chris Letchford. Read on to learn all that you’ve been wondering about the bands new album The Migration, what Chris has been listening to and his favorite track on the new album.     Continue reading

Best of 2013: Gnarly’s Favorite Albums Of The First Half Of 2013

2013Well, it’s the half-way point of 2013 and there have been a shit-ton of amazing releases this year already with loads more promised before the end of the year. I just wanted to break down my favorite releases thus far this year. These are the albums that I have constantly been listening to in 2013 and they are all albums that you should be checking out if you haven’t yet.     Continue reading

Migrating To Greatness: Stream SCALE THE SUMMIT’s New Album In Full!

I’ve been praising Scale The Summit‘s latest album The Migration so much lately that I’m sure you folks are starting to get tired of it. If you haven’t gotten sick of the constant applause I’ve been giving this album, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can now enjoy Scale The Summit‘s latest masterpiece along with me.       Continue reading