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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Bathory Cathedral
Sinner Steel Prophet
Vehemence White Skull
Immolation Karaboudjan
Poisonblack Dokken
Solemnity Rebellion
Goatwhore Norma Jean
Dirty Power Circle II Circle
Vaginal Carnage Iron Maiden
Fozzy Lamb of God
Masterplan SelfInflicted
Paragon Steel Preacher
Vhaldemar Hypocrisy
Krisiun Soul Reaper
Force Of Evil Node
Celesty Leash Law
Kingcrow Skyfire
Donnerkopf Low Earth Orbit
Black Zodiac Brutal Mastication
Joe Stump Dimmu Borgir
Ungodly Goatsnake
Joey Belladonna Meliah Rage
After Forever Metal Church
Shadows Fall Nashville Pussy
Slowlife House of Shakira
Witchburner Negative Creeps
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Jackyl
Tsjuder Avenue F
Twisted Sister Napalm Death
Mercenary Azrael's Bane
The Apocalyptic Riders Requiem Aeternam
Strikelight Nevermore
Chuck Schuldiner Backyard Babies
Samael Chaoswave
God Fear None Lord Gore
Soul SirkUS Chastain
Swallow The Sun Ramesses
Shade Empire Embraze
Graveworm Unchained
Kult ov Azazel Monolithe
The Father Panic Riot Orchestra Killing Spree
Nightvision Thor
To The Bone Lake Of Tears
Peccatum Pagan's Mind
Monster Magnet Armored Saint
Crystal Fate Blood Thirsty Demons
Forever Slave Algol3
Avenged Sevenfold Even X
Wolfmother Avulsed
Virgin Steele Pile of Heads
Southern Black Sand Naked Beggars
Codeon 286
Upwards of Endtime Hell-Born
Tris Katone The Ocean
Before Silence Suzukiton
Unsilent Phenomenon Vengeance
Azure Skid Row
Shadows Within Zero Hour
Death Breath Pretty Maids
Battle Bratt Zoroaster
Eighteen Visions Biolich
Winger Celtic Frost
Quest of Aidance The Gathering
Fu Manchu Omnium Gatherum
Dream Theater Mindgrinder
Grenouer Blood of the Black Owl
Incrave Marc Sasso
White Wizzard Trouble
Textures Divine Empire
Pentacle Rob Zombie
Lipstick Magazine Ulcerate
Diamond Dogs Heresi
Cockpit The Obsessed
Aetherius Obscuritas Mar De Grises
Alestorm Place Of Skulls
Luna Mortis Wolfgate
Winterfylleth Sotajumala
DC4 Suspyre