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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
Hate Eternal In Flames
Into Eternity Slipknot
White Skull Vicious Mary
Big Dumb Face Immolation
Misery Index Dokken
Regurgitate Anthrax
Twelfth Gate Kalibas
Helloween Godsmack
Mark Boals Vaginal Carnage
Lamb of God Manowar
Vyndykator Black Sabbath
Inner Rage of Emotion Sevendust
Wycked Synn Morbid Angel
King Diamond Lanfear
Rob Rock Guardians Of Time
Mnemic Tad Morose
Windseeker Edguy
Krisiun DevilDriver
Probot Project: Failing Flesh
Asperity Soul Reaper
Hard Echo Shiva
I Hate Sally Black Stone Cherry
Funerus Riot
Wolf Epica
Skyfire Jorn
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Therion
Vox Tempus Meliah Rage
Saxon Dark Age
Lullacry Unearth
Z02 Internal Bleeding
GWAR Tartharia
Haunted By Angels Ironhorse
Creed Dark Tranquillity
Milkweed Helgrind
Ligeia The New Breed
Blood Red Throne Kings X
Kamelot Hibria
Soulscar Carina Alfie
John Sykes Kaamos
Bleed The Sky Gizmachi
Fastkill Grand Magus
Impiety Def Leppard
Sothis Amorphis
Horna Ritual Killer
Dam Nightvision
Thor Fates Warning
Impaled Nazarene Havochate
Holy Blood Edenbridge
Future is Tomorrow Lake Of Tears
Redemption Illuminatus
Dragonia Overloaded
Third Degree Spellbound
Wolfmother Avulsed
Celebratum The Tenth Circle
Motorhead Virgin Steele
Nobody's Fool Thryfing
Totalisti Across Tundras
Katatonia Lair Of The Minotaur
Upwards of Endtime Thyrane
Nightmare Firehouse
Pyramaze Bal-Sagoth
Athanator Stormcrow
Sun Descends Ensoph
Vengeance Swashbuckle
Hydrogyn Time Requiem
Woodtemple Skyforger
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers The Abominable Iron Sloth
Amputated Twinball
Lordi Darkness Eternal
Phazm The Gathering
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Terry Sullivan
Static-X Incrave
Almah Chrome Division
Five Finger Death Punch Divine Empire
Gotthard Nation Beyond
Fight Sworn Enemy
Keldian Distorted
Glenn Hughes Bilocate
Ride The Sky Ost Est Ima
Equilibrium Kiuas
Luna Mortis Coffins
Wolfgate Sotajumala