On March 8, the metal staff at KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) of Arizona State University conducted a interview with Chris Letchford and Travis LeVrier of Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT in Mesa, Arizona. You can now listen to the chat using the Soundcloud player below.
"The Collective", the third album from SCALE THE SUMMIT, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 39 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons", "The Collective" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER).
"The Collective" track listing:
04. The Levitated
05. Secret Earth
07. Origin of Species
09. Black Hills
11. Drifting Figures
SCALE THE SUMMIT is currently on tour with FAIR TO MIDLAND and PERIPHERY.
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 first, self-released album. After signing with Prosthetic, they issued "Carving Desert Canyons", which Revolver called "a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion," in 2009.