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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Slipknot Carpathian Forest
Rebellion Neck
Impellitteri Norma Jean
Overkill Godsmack
Steel Attack Rawhead Rexx
Mortician Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Legend Firewind
Wizard Manowar
Power of Omens Alchemy X
Led Zeppelin Hammerwhore
Ion Vein Tungsten
SelfInflicted Biomechanical
Thunderbolt King Diamond
Evanesce Assrockers
Nordheim Beautiful Creatures
Eidolon Drillpoint
Hypocrisy Edguy
Body Count Soul Reaper
Cryonic Temple Gothic Knights
Jag Panzer Bang The Union
Epica Disarmonia Mundi
Gamma Ray Hatework
Feinstein Krokus
Bonfire Unleashed
After Forever Black Destiny
Final Dawn Dark Age
Annihilator Jamie. St. James
Conquestador Witchburner
Haunted By Angels The Last Act
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mirror of Deception
Anger The 7 Method
John Oliva's Pain Feared Creation
Code Black Ligeia
The New Breed Audiovision
The Apocalyptic Riders The Mighty Nimbus
Entombed Crionics
Veni Domine Necrophagia
Sabaton Strikelight
Backyard Babies Wolverine
Samael Marduk
Pure Inc Meshuggah
Gizmachi Fastkill
Grand Magus Naglfar
Ektomorf Testament
Goddess Of Desire Unshine
Horna Wetwork
Edenbridge A Lower Deep
Mercyful Fate Russell Allen
Penetrator Running Wild
Doomfoxx Overmars
Midnight Idols The Classic Struggle
Dragonlord The Tenth Circle
Gorefest Taunusheim
Grimfist Brother Hawk
Witchery Cardinale
Codeon Beyond Fear
Fields Of The Nephilim Scum
Tris Katone Phoenix Mourning
Cavalar 8th Sin
TK-421 Sun Descends
Michael Orlando Azure
Destruction Hydrogyn
Psycroptic Shadows Within
Vicious Rumors I
Hurt Zero Hour
The Finals Enochian Crescent
Thy Majestie The Showdown
Winger Steve Cone
Urkraft Nagelfar
White Willow Pantera
The Prophecy Katrina Johansson
Nominon Blut Aus Nord
Kruger Architect
Depressed Mode Spheric Universe Experience
Alkemyst I Shalt Become
Bilocate Ride The Sky
Straight Line Stitch Armory
Kreator Souls Of We
Equilibrium Virgin Black
Intolerant Deadsea
Coffins Sotajumala
Dark Castle