UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Release New Single and Official Video

Having just announced the release of their upcoming EP, Explorers, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS top up this week’s news by dropping their new single, “Northwest Passage”. The original song was written and performed by Canadian musician Stan Rogers, but even though the song has been covered by several bands in the past, no one does it like UNLEASH THE ARCHERS.

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DIRE PERIL Premiere Video “Queen of The Galaxy”

American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) are premiering their latest lyric video “Queen of The Galaxy” featuring Unleash The Archers vocalist Brittney Slayes whom reprise’s her role as Barbarella for a re-recorded version of the track. The song is their second single off their upcoming album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” due out November 9th, 2018 via Divebomb Records to follow their three previous EP releases “Astronomical Minds” (2013), “Queen of The Galaxy” (2014) and “Through Time and Space” (2015).

The band comments: “Telling the story of Barbarella the Queen of the Galaxy, we are joined by the first guest musician on the album Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers). This is actually a re-recording of an older Dire Peril track and the lyrics were written by original vocalist Norman Skinner. 

Check out the premiere of “Queen of The Galaxy” below.

Inspired by all manners of science fiction, “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” bases each one of its 12 songs on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. and features guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm).

“The album takes you on a journey all based on different sci-fi films. From fast aggressive right hand attacks (in style of Iced Earth) to softer acoustic passages.” adds Jason Ashcraft.

Unleash The Archers Announce North American Tour

Vancouver, Canada thrashers Unleash the Archers are returning to North America.  The band will be out on the road supporting their latest effort entitled Apex, that was released in summer of 2017 via Napalm Records.  They have enlisted fellow Canadian rockers Striker to provide direct support and Helion Prime will open the shows.  The tour kicks off September 9th in Seattle, WA and runs through October 14th in Vancouver, BC.  More dates are expected to be added soon, and a complete list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Frontwoman Brittney Slayes cannot wait to hit the road in North America:
“We are so excited to finally tour in support of Apex through North America! We have tons of fans here that have supported us from the beginning, and some that have only recently discovered us, and we can’t wait to play for them all. We have been so humbled and amazed by how well this record has been received by our fans, and now we finally get to share it with them live; it’s really just the greatest feeling in the world! To top it off we’re hitting the road with two bands that are very close friends, Striker and Helion Prime, so it’s going to be a wild one for sure!”
With the release of their fourth album ApexUnleash The Archers celebrated their tenth year together and unleashed an exhilarating masterpiece that takes you on a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time.
Watch the band’s latest videos below:
UNLEASH  THE ARCHERS AND STRIKER W/Helion Prime:
9/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/11: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/12: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/13: Costa Mesa, CA @ The Tiki Bar
9/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/16: Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/18: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
9/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/24: Greeneville, SC @ Radio Room
9/26: Baltimore, MD @ Sparta Inn
9/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
9/28: Rochester, NY @ Montage Hall
9/29: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks*
9/30: Quebec City, QC @ La Source*
10/1: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
10/7: Denver, CO @ Larimer
10/9: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel*
10/12: Calgary, AB @ Dickens*
10/13: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite*
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw*
*No Helion Prime

Unleash The Archers Release Music Video For Track “The Matriarch”

The definition of matriarch says:
“A woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically:  a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants.”
 
“The Matriarch” is also the brand new track and music video off of Unleash The Archers’ upcoming album Apex. The album marks the tenth anniversary of Unleash The Archers! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on their fourth masterpiece – out on June 2nd via Napalm Records!
Brittney Slayes states
“This track is chapter three in the story, and in it we are introduced to our antagonist “The Matriarch” in all her malevolent glory.  We call this one our “quick banger” because it’s fast, catchy, and fun, and hopefully it won’t take long to learn the words!  It is sung from an omniscient point of view, drawing the listener in with tales of The Matriarch’s depravity.  The best part is the bridge, because the song is so dark, and then it launches into this flowing wraithlike guitar melody that is so memorable, I sing along to it every time and I think the fans will too!  Absolutely cannot wait to play this one live  ;)”

Unleash The Archers Release First Track & Music Video From Upcoming Album

“Cleanse The Bloodlines”is the first track off of Unleash The Archers upcoming album Apex!
This one is really going to get you banging your head!  With chest-thumping bass lines and penetrating guitar melodies, Unleash The Archers newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in the air “All hail heavy metal!”
Powerful front woman Brittney Slayes states:
“We are beyond stoked to finally debut a track from the new album, and this song was unanimously chosen as the first single by the whole band, no question. It’s a heavy song so we wanted a heavy video, and we think that Richard (Olak, director) did an incredible job of capturing the essence of the album perfectly. It was a brutal two days of filming in zero degree weather, but it was worth it, and we think it turned out well. We filmed with a 6K RED Weapon, one of the best cameras out there right now, and the cinematic quality adds to the dark nature of the lyrical content.  We think our fans are really going to like this one!”
Apex Track Listing:
1. Awakening
2. Shadow Guide
3. The Matriarch
4. Cleanse The Bloodlines
5. The Coward’s Way
6. False Walls
7. Ten Thousand Against One
8. Earth And Ashes
9. Call Me Immortal
10. Apex

From its opener “Awakening” to the closing title track, the listener will partake in a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time. You’ll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummeling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes’ king-size voice. Heartrending choirs defending heavy metal evermore beckon you into battle!

Unleash The Archers U.S. Tour With Graveshadow To Hit Northern California In Sacramento And San Francisco

Graveshadow to hit the road this may with Anvil and Unleash The Archers! Tour dates after the jump.

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ZEPHANIAH release promotional video for upcoming new 2nd album “Reforged”.‏

American progressive speed power metal band ZEPHANIAH have released a promotional video for their recently completed long awaited upcoming new 2nd album “Reforged”.

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American progressive speed power metal band ZEPHANIAH have released a promotional video for their recently completed long awaited upcoming new 2nd album “Reforged”.

Guitarist Justin Zych has checked in with the following update:

After a year in the studio and a lot of delays, we are finally done with the album! We are all excited to present you with a preview of our upcoming metal masterpiece! It’s going to be triple the production of our first album and the songs are just as catchy and extreme! We are super proud of this new recording milestone and we look forward to its release!

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