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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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In Flames Loudness
The Haunted Children Of Bodom
Vicious Mary Twilight Odyssey
Carpathian Forest Disturbed
Solemnity Rebellion
Goatwhore Deranged
Norma Jean Skullview
Warhorse Seether
Steel Attack Mortician
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Occult Dark Age
Z02 Polterchrist
Valume Nob House of Shakira
GWAR Tartharia
Dark Ruin Witchburner
Arch Enemy Incantation
Silent Force Anger
Seventh One Behemoth
Helgrind The Mighty Nimbus
Lost Soul Crionics
Quiet Riot Hibria
Heartcry Hellfire
Soulscar Car Bomb
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Kryoburn Swallow The Sun
Grand Magus Def Leppard
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Graveworm Amorphis
Unshine Slik Helvetika
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Dechrist Gojira
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Enforsaken Fallen Wisdom
Thryfing Totalisti
Poison Ephel Duath
Daylight Dies Cryptopsy
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Cavalar Nicodemus
Bludgeon The Furor
Abysmal Dawn Dawn of Azazel
Theater of Tragedy Vengeance
Destruction Swashbuckle
Scary Manilow From the Grave
Pump Anata
Oblomov Amputated
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Lupara Middian
Quest of Aidance Centinex
Skullflower Southern Gentleman
Omnium Gatherum Dream Theater
Crescent Shield Almah
Gotthard Katrina Johansson
Warner Drive Trenchfoot
Blut Aus Nord Ulcerate
Hearse Faith And Fire
Randy Ellefson Diamond Dogs
Pathology Dantesco
Shining Star Witchfinder General
Blood Haven Kreator
Trinacria Intolerant
Uriah Heep Kiuas
Papa Roach Faded Hope
Sotajumala Uli Jon Roth
Suspyre Sister Sin