Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier are pretty dang good at playing guitar and they really wanted to show you. Thus, a playthrough video is born!
Scale the Summit posted up pre-orders and a new song from their upcoming album The Migration. Go dig on them guitar jams! (more…)
Now this is a tour I can get behind, a prog metal wet dream featuring Intronaut and Scale The Summit with Mouth of the Architect and Castle splitting half the tour amongst themselves. And there are plenty of dates. (more…)
Scale The Summit is in the studio working on their new album, tentatively titled The Migration, due out in the Spring on Prosthetic Records. Get a look inside the recording process.
In today's A/V Roundup, we have a tease of new music from Scale The Summit, a cool new video from Periphery, a free download of a live track from Machine Head, and new music from Bring Me The Horizon, Cryptopsy, Earthless and Aeon. (more…)
This is amazing! One of my most listened to albums last year was Scale The Summit's fantastic album, The Collective. This year, I've been listening to Trioscape's Seperate Realities a lot this year. Both albums are really soothing while having to get through the every day grind. So, I got really excited when I just saw on ThePRP, that the bands are planning some touring together. Also, the tour is not officially called the "Progtastic Instrumetal Tour," I just made that up…because that very accurately describes exactly what you'll see. Here are the three dates so far: (more…)
Another casualty of the road. Instrumetalists Scale The Summit have announced they have parted ways with their bassist, Jordan Eberhardt. There doesn't seem to be any drama or hard feelings, Eberhardt was just over touring and decided to pursue other interests. The band have already announced a replacement in Mark Michell of Tetrafusion. This guy is no slouch: (more…)
It's been a pretty kick ass year for metal. A lot of great follow ups from established bands, a few new surprises, and plenty of riffs. This list is organized in reverse order. Hope you enjoy! (more…)
By my count, I've seen Scale The Summit three times this year, and I can see them another 30 times. They are so fun to watch live and bring something to metal that not many other bands do. They'll be heading out on the road in late January with Elitist. It looks like they'll be playing some intimate venues, which is the perfect setting to see this band. They get the Metal Injection seal of approval. Here are the dates: (more…)
Woah! Now this is a tour to get your panties in a bunch about. Protest The Hero are heading back on the road in late November, and they have two great bands providing support: Scale The Summit and Last Chance To Reason. Chances are if you love any of these bands, you are either fond of the others or just living under a rock. This is a fantastic package, absolutely worth the price of admission (minus Ticketmaster fees). Here is the routing as it currently stands: (more…)
Our friends over at Metalsucks are throwing a pretty rad two-day rager that they're calling the Metal Suckfest, two days, twenty bands, and a lot of booze. The party happens on November 5th and 6th at the Gramercy in NYC. The first day will feature Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, Magrudergrind, Ramming Speed and Prime Evil and the second night will feature the mighty Cynic headlining, Obscura, The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, Scale the Summit, Fight Amp, Rosetta, Ultrageist. Four more bands are expected to be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale this Friday 10am at LiveNation.com.
For all of you out-of-towners, don't fret, Metal Injection will be there covering the shit out of this event!
You might recall a few months back Summer Slaughter was having a poll to determine who the opening band would be on the tour. Within the Ruins won that spot, and many wondered what would happen to the other nominated bands. Well, a bunch of them are picking up and doing their own tour, called the
Summer Slaughter Leftovers Slaughter Surviors tour and will feature Conducting from the Grave, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit, Rings of Saturn, Volumes and Structures. Here are the dates: (more…)
I cannot stop listening to The Human Abstract's new album, Digial Veil. It's perfect in almost every way. The shred is great, the clean vocals are great, the drums are awesome, the songs are epic… it's all just so satisfying to the ears. Which is why I'm extra excited the band just announced a headlining tour all throughout the US this Spring with some heavy hitter support acts including Scale The Summit, This Or The Apocalypse, Letlive, No Bragging Rights and Across The Sun. A six band bill! This isn't even a fest, just a regular tour. Remember when shows had 2 or 3 bands a night? No? I'm old! Here is the itinerary: (more…)
Get over the Monday blues by listening to all this new metal that came about today. Valen-what day? I thought so…
Amon Amarth have premiered another track on Decibel's blog, which is exciting because Amon Amarth rule, remember? If you have to ask what it sounds like, duh, it sounds exactly like Amon Amarth – the band have a sound and they stick with it, and there is nothing wrong with that! I'm pumped. Are you going to see them on tour? I think I may have to.
Here is an appropriate premiere for Valentines Day: Devildriver's new track 'You Make Me Sick' is streaming on Blabbermouth and it's very appropriate if you have a lot of anger and rage in your body, possibly from being rejected on Valentine's Day.
Darkest Hour are getting in the spirit by releasing a new mp3 titled "Love Is A Romance" and it's available to stream only if you like their Facebook page. Bands need loving too, you know!
Devin Townsend released a FREE live EP today, and I'm sure some people downloaded it, but I can't… most likely because this free download crashed his label's servers. It is going really slow so if you have enough patience, you can download the five track live EP right here.
For all you prog-heads out there, I will end this update with a link to yet another new Scale The Summit track. You can stream the track now at the Prosthetic Records store. It sounds killer!
MASSIVE Audio Roundup: New Music From CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PROTEST THE HERO, DEVILDRIVER, DARKEST HOUR, WEEDEATER, NEURAXIS, SCALE THE SUMMIT
It's been a while since we've done an audio roundup, which means this is going to be a bit longer than your usual roundup. So I'll stop yapping and let's get to the music:'
Cavalera Conspiracy have unleashed the first teaser (above) from their upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma, for the track "Killing Inside" and guess what? It sounds exactly as you would expect a Max Cavalera track to sound. Not to say it's bad, it's pretty good…but they aren't exactly reinventing the wheel.
Protest The Hero just posted the first new track from their upcoming release, Scurrilous on their Facebook page. The track is "C'est La Vie." You don't even need to "like" them to hear it, they just let you stream it, and it's awesome. Highly recommended! Also, you can keep up with the band as they recorded their album via their Stewdio Pupdates.
DevilDriver have a new album, Beast, coming out in a few weeks and they are making sure you can hear new music from it before you choose to buy/download it. You can stream "Bring The Fight (To The Floor)" here and Coldblooded here
Darkest Hour's The Human Romance is upon us! It comes out February 22nd and you can stream two tracks from the album: Your Everyday Disaster and Savor The Kill. I'm really digging this new material from the band and I'm pretty pumped to hear the whole thing. If you recall, the band first discussed the new album exclusively with us on their most recent tour. Watch that interview here
OMFG! I'm glad I just burned one, because Weedeater is streaming a new track over at Brooklyn Vegan. Yes! I'm listening to the track as I write this blurb and the low-end on my speakers is about to burst. Just how I like it!
If you like your metal with a tinge of death and a splash of technicality, then check out this new track from Canada's Neuraxis.
Finally, if you want sit back and chill to an instrumental quartet that is really good at playing their instruments, then ride the groove waves provided by Scale The Summit as their track "Whales" has just premiered over at MetalSucks. I've heard their entire new album, The Collective, which comes out March 1st, and I can't get it out of my rotation. If you like bands like Cynic and Animals As Leaders, this one is a no-brainer!
So there you have it. Which tracks did you check out and which ones blew you away?