Los Angeles based Prosthetic Records today confirms details of their second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase in Austin, Texas. The show will take place on Friday, March 16 at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8:00 pm. The lineup features a who’s who of new signings and established acts including headliners, Houston progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT.
01:00 am – SCALE THE SUMMIT
12:00 am – Holy Grail
11:00 pm – Mutilation Rites
10:00 pm – Junius
09:00 pm – Primitive Weapons
08:00 pm – Last Chance To Reason
The event is being co-presented by 1000 Knives, and is sponsored by FEARnet, the premier horror, thriller and suspense network, Monster Energy, Guitar World, ThePRP.com, Omit Apparel, IndieMerch.com and ESP Guitars. The above ad-mat was designed by Derrick Nau (former drummer of Prosthetic recording artists Skeletonwitch) of Apocalypse Nau.
SCALE THE SUMMIT, who also headlined Prosthetic’s SXSW showcase in 2010, are in the midst of a headlining tour with support provided by Elitist. In addition to their SXSW showcase, the band has confirmed two other Texas shows this March. Confirmed dates are below.
SCALE THE SUMMIT Their Strings Are Voices Tour [remaining dates]:
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
* – No Elitist
SCALE THE SUMMIT In Texas
3/15/12 The Big Spill at The Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/16/12 Valhalla SXSW Showcase – Austin, TX
3/17/12 Indie Ambassador Party at Soho (day party) w/ Junius – Austin, TX
SCALE THE SUMMIT continues to tour in support of The Collective, released last year via Prosthetic Records. Called “terrifyingly good” and “essential prog” by Guitar World, The Collective 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). Prosthetic Records recently issued The Collective on vinyl. The LP — limited to 500 copies on high-quality 180-gram wax — is available NOW at the Prosthetic Store and features enhanced cover art as well as bonus track, “Redwoods,” initially only available on the Japanese version of the release. The track is currently streaming at MetalSucks. To check it out track, point your browser HERE. In addition, “Redwoods,” is available at Amazon and iTunes.
Formed in 2005 while attending the Musicians’ Institute in Los Angeles, SCALE THE SUMMIT 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.
“There are moments where the bass is front and center (‘Colossal’), moments when the percussion sounds like rainfall instead of jackhammers and more of the time you’ll just want to close your eyes and drift off to your mind’s sweet-spot utopia with The Collective as the soundtrack. – 8/10 Decibel
“They uncover the beauty of ‘Secret Earth,’ measure the weight of ‘Whales,’ and float through the Gulf Stream with ‘The Levitated.’ Every time they embark on an excursion, they discover new paths. And those paths are worth following.” – 9/10 Outburn
“The pinnacle of musical excellence.” – Hails & Horns
“…if you’re interested in the technique and sound associated with the 8-string guitar, The Collective is a must-have addition to your music catalog,” — Ultimate.-Guitar.com
“When it comes to instrumental metal, SCALE THE SUMMIT is one of the most skilled groups out there. Their blend of progressive, post-rock and even some jazz has proven to be compelling…” – About.com