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scale the summit - the collective

Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy am I excited to bring you this, an exclusive premiere of the very first publicly available track from Scale the Summit’s forthcoming album The Collective (which I’ve been raving about for weeks)!! The track is called “Whales,” it’s the second song on the album, and it pretty much encapsulates everything Scale the Summit and The Collective are all about. It’s expertly orchestrated and arranged, soulfully played, alternatingly heavy and soothing, metallic and not-so-metallic, atmospheric and grooving… and since it’s Scale the Summit, there are no fucking vocals, praise the lord. These guys are experts at their instruments but they don’t barrage you with endless passages of shred and blast-beats; what makes Scale the Summit so great has always been their ability to craft songs with extremely memorable melodies. The crisp, clear production courtesy of Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Holy Grail) only serves to underscore those songs.

Here’s STS guitarist Chris Letchford on new track “Whales:”

We’re all very proud to be releasing a new song and not only just any but our personal favorite from the record, “Whales”. This song was already all of ours personal favorite during the final stages of writing The Collective. We felt this song was a great first release since it has a little of everything; melodic, aggression, great solos, clean jazzy vibe, and a very chill outro. Hope a lot of you out there really enjoy it and that it gets you guys even more excited for the release of The Collective!

Expect big, big things from this band in 2011; I’m telling you right now, it’s an early pick for one of my favorite records of the year. Expect them to do a whole bunch of touring this year, too: they’ve already announced a string of dates with Periphery and Fair to Midland running March 3rd through April 15th.

Stream “Whales” below. The Collective comes out March 1st. Pre-order it here with a sweet t-shirt design based on the album cover.

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