Described as “essential prog” (Guitar World), SCALE THE SUMMIT was formed in 2004 after guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier met while attending Hollywood’s Musicians Institute. The instrumental quartet self-funded and self-released their first album, “Monument,” in 2007, which caught the attention of Prosthetic Records. In 2009, the quartet released their sophomore effort “Carving Desert Canyons,” which 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.
Continuously staying active, the group released their third effort “The Collective” in 2011. SCALE THE SUMMIT supported the release with rigorous touring alongside name acts including Between the Buried and Me, Prostest the Hero, Periphery, The Human Abstract, Cynic and more.
With new bassist Mark Michell in tow, the band headed to Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in early 2013 with producer King to record their most lauded effort to date, “The Migration,” which saw their first-ever charting on the Billboard Top 200. Depicted as “post-rock at its melodic and dynamic best” (Alternative Press), the album was supported by extensive touring across North America and Europe alongside acts including YES, Intronaut, The Ocean, Glass Cloud, Trioscapes and TesseracT, as well as appearances on several festivals (Yestival, SXSW, Cruise to the Edge, ProgDay, etc).