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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
Into Eternity Racer X
Slipknot Big Dumb Face
Karaboudjan Misery Index
Deceased Twelfth Gate
Stratovarius Twisted Tower Dire
Symphorce Queensryche
Vaginal Carnage Iron Maiden
Rawhead Rexx Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Vyndykator Led Zeppelin
October 31 Hammerwhore
Tungsten Endless Time
Supervillain Iced Earth
The Graveyard Boulevard Curriculum Mortis
Nordheim Savatage
Tad Morose Silent Scythe
Windseeker Drillpoint
Pharaoh DevilDriver
Asperity Secret Sphere
Doro Three Inches of Blood
Funerus Construcdead
Outworld Metalium
Highlord Nova Lex
Marillion Iron Angel
Ministry Estuary
Fabrizio Bonanno Destructor
Fireaxe Insomnium
Images of Eden Beaten Back To Pure
Potential Threat SF Otep
Internal Bleeding Throcult
Twisted Sister Dark Tranquillity
Napalm Death Fifth Cross
Feared Creation Scenteria
Cradle To Grave Gods Of Fire
Entombed Veni Domine
Labyrinth Nevermore
Samael Crimson Moonlight
Omegalord Frantic Bleep
Debris Inc. Kinrick
Swallow The Sun Green Carnation
Blind Stare Agents Of Man
Ektomorf Dynamic Lights
Nuse Slik Helvetika
Horna Ritual Killer
The Father Panic Riot Orchestra Devil Lee Rot
Love Forsaken Havochate
A Lower Deep The Scourger
Nuclear Assault Painmuseum
Future is Tomorrow Mercyful Fate
The Atomic Bitchwax Monster Magnet
Armored Saint Winterfell
Ewigkeit Phantom X
Cryogen Asrai
The Classic Struggle Dragonlord
Torture Killer Decapitated
End of Level Boss Brother Hawk
End My Sorrow Pile of Heads
Second Shadow Cannibal Corpse
Codeon Upwards of Endtime
Wolves in the Throne Room Tris Katone
Leviathan/Sapthuran Moonspell
Valhalla Viron
Phoenix Mourning Pyramaze
Ampast Elvenking
Cataract The Sword
Unsilent Phenomenon Bloodbound
Azure Swashbuckle
Dendura War Within
Skid Row I
The Ruins of Beverast Death Breath
The Abominable Iron Sloth Battle Bratt
Eyes of Ligeia Sathanas
Audrey Horne Cheva
Demise Centinex
Skullflower The Gathering
With Passion Warbringer
Nagelfar Incrave
Divine Empire Nominon
Rob Zombie David Galas
Fight Hellveto
Keep of Kalessin Temple Of Blood
Keldian Pathosray
Deceiver Demonic Symphony
Godhead The Lamp of Thoth
Sin Caliban