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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
Anvil In Flames
Leng Tch'e Lost Horizon
Racer X Mudvayne
Sinner Perzonal War
Cradle of Filth Deranged
Symphorce Celestial Ode
Queensryche Usurper
Godflesh Iron Maiden
Manowar Angel Dust
Carnal Forge Cage
Byfist Nicta
Black Sabbath Iced Earth
Paragon Fireball Ministry
Bloodbath Mourning Beloveth
Victory Malstrom
Pharaoh Slayer
Body Count Iron Savior
Doro Silver Mountain
Ebony Ark Bang The Union
Freakhouse Graveland
Low Earth Orbit Zaius
Hatework Juggernott
Skeletonwitch Dream Evil
Images of Eden Occult
Dark Age Unearth
Annihilator Jamie. St. James
The Project Hate Overlorde
Jackyl Of Infinity
Paradise Lost Emerald Sun
Ligeia The New Breed
Audiovision Rottweiller
Blood Red Throne Belef
Korpiklaani Astral Doors
Tarot Suidakra
Nevermore Mystic Prophecy
Novembers Doom Kryoburn
Swallow The Sun Babylon
Throes of Dawn Shade Empire
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Manntis Graveworm
Naglfar Dark Funeral
Taake Gemini 5
Frameless Scar Power Quest
Thor Fates Warning
Mercyful Fate Dirty Americans
Blood Thirsty Demons Damnation
Spellbound Cryogen
Ram-Zet Urizen
Dragonlord Sinocence
Zero Down God Forbid
Detonation Beecher
Taunusheim Sodom
Nobody's Fool Craft
Thryfing Naked Beggars
Tandjent Vore
Phoenix Mourning Ampast
Elvenking Candlemass
Nicodemus Dreams of Damnation
Non-Human Level Gorgoroth
Unsilent Phenomenon War Within
Time Requiem Shadows Within
Skyforger Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Thy Majestie Eighteen Visions
Lesbian Bed Death Lordi
Escape The Fate Darkness Eternal
Middian Celtic Frost
Steve Cone Gaza
Handful of Hate Warmachine
With Passion Throne of Katarsis
Dream Theater Static-X
Grenouer Five Finger Death Punch
The Prophecy Trenchfoot
Lipstick Magazine Malevolent Creation
Kruger David Galas
The Wonderfools Architect
Depressed Mode Temple Of Blood
Heresi Distorted
Dantesco Bilocate
Mortiis Trivium
Pop Evil Burzum
SOS Embalming Theatre
Equilibrium Virgin Black
Intolerant Medieval Steel
Iron Fire Place Of Skulls
Luna Mortis Nasty Idols
Caliban