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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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Hate Eternal In Flames
Leng Tch'e Racer X
Slipknot Grave
White Skull Vicious Mary
Solemnity Goatwhore
Symphorce Commit Suicide
Godsmack Advent
Sickspeed Power of Omens
Led Zeppelin Pyn Siren
H.I.M. Supervillain
Black Sabbath Curriculum Mortis
Sinergy Stryper
Tad Morose Vhaldemar
Thunderstone Slayer
Deivos Dew Scented
Neverland Soil
Black Stone Cherry Drowning Pool
Killik Exodus
Madison Paige Wolf
Skyfire Highlord
Low Earth Orbit Black Zodiac
Black Destiny Psychotron
Dio Aina
Megadeth Necrodemon
Jungle Rot Haunted By Angels
The 7 Method Triumph
Code Black Helgrind
Kings X Crionics
Quiet Riot Carina Alfie
Backyard Babies John Sykes
Freedom Call Kryoburn
Swallow The Sun Ignitor
Raintime Astarte
Manntis Mirador
Sothis Vicious Art
Maximum Overdrive Testament
Circus Maximus Taake
Evemaster Supagroup
Havochate Morgana Lefay
Edenbridge Flotsam & Jetsam
Lake Of Tears The Atomic Bitchwax
Orphaned Land Evergrey
Blood Thirsty Demons Overloaded
Bolt Thrower Paths Of Possession
Vile Avulsed
Midnight Idols Skullshifter
The Classic Struggle Dragonlord
Vanquished Nocturnal Rites
Taunusheim From This Day
End My Sorrow Thryfing
Tris Katone Cryptopsy
Degree Absolute Viron
Silver Dirt Warrant (Amer)
Ampast Elvenking
Nicodemus Stormcrow
Non-Human Level Fragments of Unbecoming
Vengeance From the Grave
Woodtemple Death Breath
Anata Amputated
Demise Better Left Unsaid
Celtic Frost Phazm
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Lost Eden
Omnium Gatherum Passion
Divine Empire Gotthard
Spit Like This Rob Zombie
Wuthering Heights Glorior Belli
Mongrel Distorted
Alkemyst Cockpit
Father Befouled Jesus Martyr
Aetherius Obscuritas Last Stone Cast
Manilla Road Embalming Theatre
Celestia Bible Of The Devil
Iron Fire End of Man
Wolfgate Nasty Idols
Raven