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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
Cave In The Kovenant
LA Guns Big Dumb Face
Twelfth Gate Seven Witches
Helloween Circle II Circle
Ring of Fire Legend
Masterplan Late Nite Romeo
Hammerwhore Pelican
H.I.M. Circle of Nero
Evolution Paragon
Curriculum Mortis Steel Preacher
Rob Rock Vhaldemar
Drillpoint Edguy
Deivos Iron Savior
Doro Soil
Scala Mercalli Jaw
Ebony Ark Freakhouse
Icon And The Black Roses Nova Lex
Marillion Feinstein
Destructor Goatsnake
Joey Belladonna Unleashed
After Forever Rhapsody of Fire
Images of Eden Z02
I.C.E. Chris Caffery
Internal Bleeding Tartharia
Negative Creeps Jackyl
Avenue F Betrayer
Napalm Death Mercenary
Milkweed Kinetic
Motley Crue The Mighty Nimbus
Miles Beyond Crionics
Dirt Shatterpoint
Vicious Circle Ravensthorn
Mystic Prophecy Wolverine
Cemetary Boomerang
Derek Sherinian Bruce Dickinson
Drunkard Fastkill
Grand Magus Defleshed
Python God Among Insects
Taake Evemaster
Slik Helvetika Thor
Impaled Nazarene Sheavy
Havochate Redemption
Eternal Reign Russell Allen
Penetrator Ignarus
Mabon Algol3
Arthemis Ghost Machinery
Phantom X Mistress
Spellbound Doomfoxx
Wolfmother Skullshifter
Bronx Casket Company Khold
Vanquished Dismember
From This Day Craft
Thryfing Cardinale
Cannibal Corpse Beyond Fear
Scum Phoenix Mourning
Pyramaze Ampast
Bal-Sagoth Imagika
The Sword Apiary
Theater of Tragedy Fragments of Unbecoming
Vengeance Azure
Setherial Myon
Isis Mastodon
Cult of Daath Escape The Fate
Panzerchrist Extium
Middian Better Left Unsaid
Celtic Frost Twisted Into Form
Fu Manchu Hardcore Superstar
Lost Eden Southern Gentleman
Battered Omnium Gatherum
Static-X Crescent Shield
Nagelfar Almah
Aborted Denial Fiend
Retrospective Blut Aus Nord
Kruger Throneum
Faith And Fire Himsa
Hellveto Echoes of Eternity
Mongrel Rosetta
Ost Est Ima Demonic Symphony
Trivium Burzum
SOS Puscifer
Hacksaw Surgery Equilibrium
Trinacria The More I See
Sin Luna Mortis
My Dying Bride Sotajumala
Earthen Grave