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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Loudness Mudvayne
Nightwish Scanner
Big Dumb Face BloodDuster
Norma Jean Seether
Mortician Firewind
Late Nite Romeo Valley's Eve
Johnny Lokke Tungsten
Evolution Shakra
Iced Earth Steel Preacher
Crystal Eyes Rob Rock
Beautiful Creatures Stryper
Mnemic Tad Morose
Silent Scythe Drillpoint
Fraise Soul Reaper
Royal Anguish Yngwie Malmsteen
Gothic Knights Scala Mercalli
Jag Panzer Leash Law
Epica Icon And The Black Roses
Disarmonia Mundi Donnerkopf
Zaius Feinstein
Destructor Devil In The Kitchen
Krokus Joe Lynn Turner
Mob Rules Fireaxe
Scorpions Wintersun
Beaten Back To Pure Occult
Medusa Eternal Flight
Age Of Silence Valume Nob
Necrodemon Jungle Rot
House of Shakira Blind Guardian
The 7 Method Hanzel Und Gretyl
Cryme Creed
Triumph The Mighty Nimbus
Labyrinth Heartcry
Hellfire Desire Black
Backyard Babies Wolverine
Darkthrone Argument Soul
Marduk Pure Inc
Lord Gore Chastain
Sinisthra Shade Empire
Def Leppard Disbelief
Amorphis Vicious Art
Testament Dark Funeral
Unchained Nuse
Evemaster Gemini 5
Nightvision Wetwork
Sheavy Iron Maidens
Flotsam & Jetsam The Scourger
Warchild Dragonia
Forever Slave Casus Belli
Twilight Ewigkeit
Paths Of Possession Mistress
Dreamland Wolfmother
Urizen Motorhead
Absolution Decapitated
Sodom Enforsaken
Craft Powerglove
Katatonia Tandjent
Beyond Fear Upwards of Endtime
Thyrane Daylight Dies
Clawfinger Viron
Warrant (Amer) Imagika
Dream Or Nightmare Hate Profile
Stormcrow Non-Human Level
Theater of Tragedy Gorgoroth
Dendura Paul Bonrud
Scary Manilow Warface
Mouth of the Architect Woodtemple
Death Breath Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Pump Amputated
Cult of Daath Venom
Darkness Eternal Middian
Deicide Celtic Frost
Hardcore Superstar Onslaught
The Chronicles of Israfel White Wizzard
Textures Five Finger Death Punch
Tears Warner Drive
Transmission 0 Trenchfoot
Cauldron Diamond Dogs
Frosthardr Averse Sefira
Ride The Sky Trivium
Souls Of We Bullet For My Valentine
Deadsea Cursed
Faded Hope Nasty Idols
My Dying Bride DC4
Suffocation Dark Castle