Special Guest Column with Vocalist Brittney Slayes
A Look at Her Top 10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Influences

4/3/2015 4:13:12 PM by Frank Hill

With a name that evokes medieval imagery and a sense of urgency, Unleash The Archers formed as a band in Victoria, Canada in 2007 and have subsequently been developing a fanbase with the release of three full-lengths and one EP and by playing shows throughout North America. The band created a campaign on IndieGoGo to help cover the costs of their pro-shot video for "General of the Dark Army" which is approaching a million views on YouTube. The band's combination of mythic subjects, melodic power metal guitars, Brittney Slayes' traditional lead vocals and harsh, male backing vocals are the staple of their genre-defying brand of music. With the success of their sophomore album, the band have been slowly infiltrating worldwide markets. Their increased global presence and talent led to the band signing with metal label Napalm Records this year.

Brittney has mentioned in interviews that she is heavy into sci-fi and fantasy and that they were an influence on her writings. We decided to explore that a little deeper and asked her to come up with 10 items within those genres and how they may have tied into the band's material.

Check out her Top 10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Influences here: [Full Column Link]

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Demons and Wizards Racer X
Slipknot White Skull
Twilight Odyssey Poisonblack
Solemnity Grave Digger
Impellitteri Goatwhore
Dirty Power Gun Barrel
Nazareth Usurper
Fozzy Ravage
Legend Crematorium
Powergod God Dethroned
Cage Hammerwhore
Black Sabbath Saint
Paragon Rage
Victory King Diamond
Rob Rock Attacker
Hypocrisy Pink Cream 69
Wicked Sensation Lacuna Coil
Asperity Body Count
Killik Wolf
Marillion Black Zodiac
Cyst Schenker/ Pattison Summit
Insomnium Bonfire
Metal Church Wintersun
Unearth Scavenger
Age Of Silence Slowlife
Behemoth Avenue F
Creed Sonata Arctica
Mercenary Fifth Cross
Paradise Lost The Apocalyptic Riders
Miles Beyond Blood Red Throne
Corrosion Of Conformity Impaled
Vicious Circle Tarot
Soulscar Desire Black
Marduk Derek Sherinian
Bleed The Sky Kinrick
Thunderblast Gizmachi
Grand Magus Pro-Pain
Def Leppard Nightrage
Green Carnation Hatesphere
Ivory Knight Groundcrew
Mirador Sothis
Brand New Sin Testament
Dam Gaia
Alice Cooper Sheavy
Edenbridge Iron Maidens
Octavia Sperati Lake Of Tears
Eternal Reign Orphaned Land
Evergrey 1349
Casus Belli The Firstborn
Shattersphere Vinterriket
The Absence Ghost Machinery
Taunusheim Sodom
Brother Hawk End My Sorrow
Mental Care Foundation Thryfing
Degree Absolute Viron
Phoenix Mourning Pyramaze
Nicodemus Stormcrow
Black Crucifixion Spawn of Possession
Cult of Luna Gorgoroth
Space Odyssey Dendura
Paul Bonrud Warface
Ynis Vitrin Fleshgore
From the Grave The Ruins of Beverast
Zero Hour Setherial
Isis Satyricon
Biolich Escape The Fate
Centinex Southern Gentleman
Terry Sullivan Warbringer
Zyklon Cruachan
Mendeed Passion
Gotthard Trenchfoot
Glorior Belli Blut Aus Nord
Kruger Architect
Echoes of Eternity Frosthardr
Distorted Alkemyst
I Shalt Become Demonic Symphony
Jesus Martyr Aetherius Obscuritas
Manilla Road SOS
To-Mera Armory
Hacksaw Surgery Virgin Black
Deadsea Cursed
Caliban Uli Jon Roth
Dark Castle