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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Cave In Lost Horizon
Slipknot The Haunted
Children Of Bodom Carpathian Forest
Solemnity Impellitteri
Cradle of Filth Commit Suicide
Ring of Fire Legend
Manowar Led Zeppelin
The Chainsaw Exawatt
Agony Divine Supervillain
Fireball Ministry Dragonforce
Morbid Angel Kilfast
King Diamond Evanesce
Rob Rock Nordheim
Beautiful Creatures Mnemic
Windseeker Stalker
Pink Cream 69 Edguy
Fraise Body Count
Soul Reaper Death Angel
Scala Mercalli Babylon Mystery Orchestra
downBleed UFO
Bleeding Inc W.A.S.P.
David Shankle Group Donnerkopf
Edge Of Forever Gamma Ray
Low Earth Orbit Zaius
Juggernott Fireaxe
Psychotron Otep
Necrodemon Slowlife
House of Shakira Six Feet Under
Behemoth Napalm Death
Mercenary Crowbar
The New Breed Audiovision
Corrosion Of Conformity Hellfueled
Korpiklaani Labyrinth
Vicious Circle Carbomb
Apocalyptica Chuck Schuldiner
Derek Sherinian Meshuggah
Axis Of Perdition Debris Inc.
Holy Moses Gizmachi
Impiety Slumber
Blind Stare Mirador
Python Communic
Slik Helvetika Horna
Alice Cooper Havochate
Clutch Agents Of The Sun
Flotsam & Jetsam Warchild
Mercyful Fate Orphaned Land
Algol3 Arthemis
Damnation Even X
Dreamland Avulsed
The Classic Struggle Bronx Casket Company
Detonation Hate
Early Man Grimfist
Brother Hawk End My Sorrow
Thryfing Totalisti
Cardinale Cannibal Corpse
Lair Of The Minotaur Upwards of Endtime
Nightmare Scum
Firehouse Moonspell
Valhalla Warrant (Amer)
Hirax Nicodemus
Ensoph Gorgoroth
Unsilent Phenomenon She Said Destroy
Skid Row Woodtemple
Hurt Death Breath
Anata Setherial
Sathanas Cheva
Quest of Aidance Blood Tsunami
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Terry Sullivan
Dream Theater Manticore
Lord Belial Mindgrinder
Madking Ludwig Cruachan
White Willow Satariel
Textures Spit Like This
Denial Fiend Wuthering Heights
Kruger JR Ewing
Cauldron Destynation
Diamond Dogs Frosthardr
Mongrel Night Ranger
Distorted Pathology
40 Below Summer The Obsessed
Puscifer Uriah Heep
UFOmammut Wolfgate
Eighteen Wheels Burning Suspyre