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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Leng Tch'e The Great Deceiver
Twilight Odyssey Regurgitate
Twelfth Gate December
Twisted Tower Dire Dirty Power
Godsmack Queensryche
Mark Boals Vyndykator
Pelican Circle of Nero
Biomechanical Bloodbath
Sevendust Sinergy
Tad Morose Stalker
Drillpoint Tesla
Node Drowning Pool
Babylon Mystery Orchestra Freakhouse
Amityville Whore Icon And The Black Roses
Judas Priest Theocracy
Scavenger Jamie. St. James
Neurosis Within Temptation
The Last Act Acheron
Seventh One Karmakanic
Angra Twisted Sister
Creed Legion
Entombed Blood Red Throne
Kings X Veni Domine
Maze Of Torment Korpiklaani
Astral Doors Tarot
Hellfire Angtoria
Nevermore Cemetary
Kaamos God Fear None
Debris Inc. Holy Moses
Strapping Young Lad Neil Turbin
Babylon Shade Empire
Subterranean Masquerade Sentenced
Gemini 5 Dam
Nightvision Cannon
Peccatum Bolt Thrower
Paths Of Possession Even X
Spellbound Cryogen
Doomfoxx Asrai
Chain Collector Mastermind
Dogs Of Winter Gorefest
Vanquished Sepultura
Intronaut 286
Upwards of Endtime Hell-Born
Dissection The Ocean
Silver Dirt The Smackdown
Ampast Cavalar
Cataract Bludgeon
Hate Profile Black Crucifixion
Smohalla Destruction
Burialmound Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Battle Bratt Cult of Daath
Biolich Venom
Lesbian Bed Death Quest of Aidance
Urkraft Fu Manchu
Stonegard Battered
Terry Sullivan Throne of Katarsis
Gotthard Hacride
Blut Aus Nord Depressed Mode
Echoes of Eternity Night Ranger
Glenn Hughes 40 Below Summer
Witchfinder General Vulture Industries
Trinacria Medieval Steel
Bible Of The Devil Deadsea
Sin Nasty Idols
My Dying Bride