By popular demand, Prosthetic Records will soon release The Collective, the critically acclaimed 2011 album by Houston progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, on vinyl. The LP — limited to 500 copies on high-quality 180-gram wax, and available now for pre-order at the Prosthetic Store – will feature enhanced cover art, pictured above. Additionally, it will contain the bonus track “Redwoods,” a song recorded during The Collective sessions that to date has only been available on the Japanese version of the album.
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 alongside the likes of Periphery, Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, Fair To Midland, Cynic and 3.
SCALE THE SUMMIT will embark on its first-ever headlining tour this week. The Their Strings Are Voices tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of Houston on Friday, and will wrap its way through the U.S. before concluding on February 20 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Support will be provided by Elitist at most shows.
SCALE THE SUMMIT Their Strings Are Voices Tour Dates:
1/27/2012 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX *
1/28/2012 The Door – Dallas, TX – The Door w/ Winter Jamboree
1/29/2012 Hooligans – Albuquerque, NM *
1/30/2012 Underground – Mesa, AZ *
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
2/20/2012 Tiki Bar – Shreveport, LA
* – 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.