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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
Lost Horizon Scanner
BloodDuster Carpathian Forest
Immolation Rebellion
Deceased Twisted Tower Dire
Skullview Kalibas
Celestial Ode Seether
Fozzy Widowmaker
Dark Moor Angel Dust
Vyndykator Johnny Lokke
Endless Time Agony Divine
Inner Rage of Emotion Bloodbath
Thunderbolt Wycked Synn
Stalker Attacker
Hypocrisy Pharaoh
Lacuna Coil Brides of Destruction
Royal Anguish Tesla
Mother Misery Black Stone Cherry
Yngwie Malmsteen Killik
Cryonic Temple Devil To Pay
UFO David Shankle Group
Zaius Cyst
Estuary Juggernott
Chapter VIII Bonfire
Skeletonwitch Rhapsody of Fire
Final Dawn Dark Age
Unearth Polterchrist
Marshall Law Slowlife
Neurosis Tartharia
Haunted By Angels Silent Force
Triumph Napalm Death
Kinetic Image
The Apocalyptic Riders Kamelot
Soilwork Dirt
Seige of Hate Mechanical Poet
Carina Alfie John Sykes
Wolverine Darkthrone
Cemetary Stormwarrior
Kaamos Chaoswave
Novembers Doom Meshuggah
Shade Empire Pro-Pain
Green Carnation Defleshed
Rudra Vicious Art
Ektomorf Circus Maximus
Voyager Leaves Eyes
Sebastian Bach Power Quest
Devil Lee Rot The Scourger
Warchild Loits
Eternal Reign Dragonia
Monster Magnet Winterfell
Bolt Thrower Avenged Sevenfold
The Absence Crystal Ball
Celebratum Bronx Casket Company
Vanquished Sodom
Pile of Heads Across Tundras
Manngard Elvenking
Stormcrow The Furor
Dawn of Azazel Dendura
Nachtmystium Psycroptic
Time Requiem Agalloch
I Hurt
Pretty Maids Enochian Crescent
Eyes of Ligeia Eighteen Visions
Demise Middian
Blood Tsunami The Gathering
Southern Gentleman Threat Signal
Manticore Cattle Decapitation
Mendeed Spit Like This
Fight Faith And Fire
Hellveto Keep of Kalessin
Spheric Universe Experience Dantesco
Gutted With Broken Glass Aetherius Obscuritas
Trivium Last Stone Cast
Manilla Road Kreator
Moonshine The Lamp of Thoth
Bible Of The Devil Coffins