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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Cathedral Lost Horizon
Opeth Vehemence
Misery Index Dokken
Regurgitate Goatwhore
Queensryche Ring of Fire
Advent Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Johnny Lokke Goat Horn
Agony Divine Thunderbolt
Mourning Beloveth Assrockers
Duke Attacker
Edguy Defiled
Body Count Doro
Fear Factory Drowning Pool
Gothic Knights Scala Mercalli
Bang The Union Outworld
Donnerkopf Lonewolf
Hatework Juggernott
Mob Rules Katagory V
Internal Bleeding Neurosis
GWAR The Project Hate
Acheron Ironhorse
Sonata Arctica Legion
Code Black The Apocalyptic Riders
Requiem Aeternam Veni Domine
Maze Of Torment Shatterpoint
Strikelight John Sykes
Argument Soul Kaamos
Alex Skolnick Trio Novembers Doom
God Fear None Boomerang
Omegalord Meshuggah
Fastkill Groundcrew
Raging Speedhorn Sentenced
Unshine Dynamic Lights
Slik Helvetika Prowler Inc.
Thor Black Majesty
Orphaned Land Russell Allen
Bolt Thrower Overmars
The Classic Struggle Sinocence
Detonation Nocturnal Rites
Insense Grimfist
Enforsaken Second Shadow
Tandjent Cardinale
Codeon Beyond Fear
Nightmare Event Horizon
Leviathan/Sapthuran Elvenking
Athanator 8th Sin
TK-421 Upon Infliction
Michael Orlando Time Requiem
Burialmound The Ruins of Beverast
Thy Majestie Mastodon
Teeth of the Hydra Lesbian Bed Death
Panzerchrist Phazm
Blood Tsunami Fu Manchu
Southern Gentleman Manticore
Lord Belial Passion
Five Finger Death Punch Gotthard
Manes Wuthering Heights
Glorior Belli Blut Aus Nord
Kruger JR Ewing
Funeral Faith And Fire
Trivium Manilla Road
Souls Of We Medieval Steel
Deadsea UFOmammut
Papa Roach Wolfgate
Dark Castle