Canada’s The Metal Voice recently interviewed Brittney Slayes singer of Unleash the Archers. Slayes spoke about the upcoming tour, their Juno Award winning album Abyss, working on the next album and her putting her vocal abilities before image.
When asked if the next album will be a concept album
“Yes, I think I will try and write every record from now on to have some underlying story that is the plan. It’s so much more fun and it gives you direction and it keeps everyone together on the same track during the songwriting process. Yeah that is kind of the goal. “
When will the next studio album be ready
“Well if Vinyl records don’t start coming into stock, 2023. We just want to take our time, we don’t want to rush it. We got a lot of pressure on our shoulders to meet our standards.”
When asked about her opinion about putting the music first First in Unleash the Archers and not a femininity image
“There is nothing wrong with feeling empowered by your own body as a woman, there is nothing wrong with that. If you want to use that to be a thing that your band is about then that is what choice is all about, do it, show it off absolutely. I am not going to say I have zero respect for you because you choose to show your body off. That is not how that works. But for me personally I started this band a long time ago when there weren’t that many women in the scene and really the only way to get noticed was to show off your femininity and to kind of play into that. I wanted it to be about the music, I wanted it to be about my voice. So I worked really hard vocally to come up with something that was captivating for people to listen to. I wanted to be noticed because of my voice and that is it. That has always been a huge driving force for me but that is just me. So if you want people to know about your band and how hot you are, go for it absolutely but that was just never my thing.”
Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS will release their masterful fifth full-length concept album, Abyss, on August 21, 2020 via Napalm Records.
Juno Award winning melodic metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS only just finished their recent U.S. tour, but are already gearing up to hit the road once again! Due to Covid protocols, the band was forced to not only cancel a handful of kickoff dates on the aforementioned tour, but also their European tour that was scheduled to begin soon. Rather than rest on their laurels, the band will hit the road on “The Abyss Strikes Back” tour, this time visiting both the U.S. and Canada in December!
Once again featuring support from labelmates Aether Realm and Seven Kingdoms, “The Abyss Strikes Back” tour will kickoff on December 8 in Minneapolis, MN and visit both previously cancelled and new markets, coming to an end on December 20 in Toronto, ON. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – *NEW* North American Tour Dates
w/ Aether Realm & Seven Kingdoms:
12/8: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
12/9: Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theater
12/10: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
12/11: Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
12/12: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
12/13: Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club
12/14: Reading, PA @ Reverb
12/15: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/16: Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
12/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Monarch
12/18: Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
12/19: Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
12/20: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House