VENUE: Iron Bird Booking Presents:
Scale The Summit, Today I Caught the Plague
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Scale The Summit
SCALE THE SUMMIT has cemented their position as young mavericks (the quartet boasts an average age of 22) with their blend of organic and melodic instrumental music. Already on a number of "most anticipated releases of 2009" lists, Carving Desert Canyons builds upon the band's self-released debut, Monument, with crisper production and songwriting that has grown exponentially over the past three years.
In 2004, guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis LeVrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute where they met drummer Pat Skeffington. Several months later, the band was completed with the addition of Jordan Eberhardt, While attending M.I. Chris and Travis also attended a luthier course, where the duo learned to build their own custom guitars.
Today I Caught the Plague
July 4th 2008 - the release date of Today I Caught The Plague's (TICTP's) Ms. Mary Mallon EP. It was on this day the 6 piece progressive metal band, of which some members were fresh out of high school, began a journey that would take them to every major city in their country, as well as every McDonalds, Subway and truck stop. Since Its release, TICTP has self booked and embarked on 7 Canadian tours, totalling over 150 shows, performing coast to coast from St. Johns Newfoundland to Victoria B.C. They have even played many of the smaller cities in between, such as Marystown Newfoundland, Berwick Nova Scotia, Ingersoll Ontario, and Humboldt Saskatchewan — the list goes on. Since their debut release TICTP has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with high profile Canadian acts such as The Devin Townsend Project, and Protest the Hero. To this day, the band has self distributed and sold 3000 physical and digital copies of Ms Mary Mallon, with 40% of digital sales coming from the U.S.A as well as smaller percentages from Europe, Japan and Australia. TICTP has yet to play a show outside of Canada.
On the 14th of June, 2011, TICTP released their highly anticipated full-length, "Lore". The concept album provides listeners with a lyrical journey through ancient mythology from across the globe, thus creating a lyrical soundscape as epic and diverse as the music the band has been known to deliver. TICTP recorded the album at City Tape Studios in Toronto Ontario, with producer Cameron McClellan and co-producer/engineer Anthony Cali who has done work for current acts, such as Abandon all Ships (Underground Operations/Universal Music Canada/Velocity Records/Rise) and Stereos (Universal Music Canada). Since releasing Lore TICTP has created quite the buzz amongst listeners, industry and the media, largely through live performances on their own tours, during stints as direct support for Protest the Hero and The Devin Townsend Project, and at notable festivals, including NXNE, and S.C.E.N.E. Fest.
In order to further promote, and support their latest release, TICTP will continue with Canadian touring endeavours, while keeping slated treks through the United States and Europe in their sights. As for what good fortunes will come from the band's hard work, there is no less than great expectations from their globally growing audience, as even while surrounding themselves with tales from darker ages, TICTP aim and prepare themselves for better, brighter days.
"In a world where national rock appears more scattered than ever, Casino is definitely an exception. It has a clean, deep, dense and sonic sound and an atmosphere that feels like lava. Surely one of the best records of the year."
- Alejandro Alalui, Rolling Stone
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