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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
Cathedral Cave In
Demons and Wizards Hate Eternal
The Kovenant Leng Tch'e
Racer X Nightwish
Steel Prophet The Haunted
Immolation Mondo Generator
Poisonblack Dokken
Perzonal War December
Overkill Queensryche
Majesty Iron Maiden
Late Nite Romeo Alchemy X
Conquest Pyn Siren
Goat Horn Agony Divine
Supervillain Black Sabbath
Catch 22 Paragon
Biomechanical Thunderbolt
Nordheim Mnemic
Vhaldemar Windseeker
Thunderstone Defiled
Project: Failing Flesh Out of the Lair
Royal Anguish Dreamaker
F5 Shiva
Superchrist Exodus
Evanescence Bleeding Inc
Amityville Whore Icon And The Black Roses
Nova Lex Low Earth Orbit
Velvet Revolver U.D.O.
Ministry Zaius
Judas Priest House of Lords
Feinstein Fireaxe
Vox Tempus Killswitch Engage
Saxon Potential Threat SF
Katagory V Scavenger
Valume Nob Internal Bleeding
Six Feet Under Incantation
Hanzel Und Gretyl Betrayer
Dark Tranquillity Sonata Arctica
Crowbar Rottweiller
Divine Fire Miles Beyond
Necrophagia Shatterpoint
Heartcry Suidakra
the missing: Kaamos
Chaoswave Alex Skolnick Trio
Bruce Dickinson Axis Of Perdition
Magica Axel Rudi Pell
Fastkill Green Carnation
Groundcrew Rudra
Raging Speedhorn Python
Ektomorf Gemini 5
Killing Spree Fates Warning
Devil Lee Rot Iron Maidens
Peccatum The Atomic Bitchwax
Orphaned Land Armored Saint
ASG Twilight
Mabon Avenged Sevenfold
Paths Of Possession Balatonizer
Dechrist Dreamland
Infliction Chain Collector
Virgin Steele Vanquished
Sodom Nobody's Fool
Witchery Powerglove
Katatonia Tandjent
Clawfinger Degree Absolute
Vreid Down Factor
Smohalla She Said Destroy
Time Requiem Vicious Rumors
I Hurt
The Abominable Iron Sloth Battle Bratt
Mastodon Sathanas
E-lane Audrey Horne
Cheva Centinex
Terry Sullivan Dream Theater
Trouble Textures
Spit Like This Wuthering Heights
Sworn Enemy Temple Of Blood
Hell N' Diesel Spheric Universe Experience
Night Ranger Ride The Sky
Straight Line Stitch Manilla Road
Hacksaw Surgery Alestorm
The More I See Kiuas
Papa Roach Ihsahn
Mustasch Sister Sin