UNLEASH THE ARCHERS TO RELEASES THEIR NEW ALBUM ON AUGUST 21ST
Canadian band Unleash The Archers has been on my radar for a few years. I got to interview lead singer Brittney Slayes back in 2015, when she was promoting the band’s third album Time Stands Still. Last year they released an EP called Explorers, consisting of two cover songs, “Northwest Passage” and “Heartless World“. We covered both songs here on TalkingRock.net.
We have just received word that the band will be releasing their fifth-full-length album Abyss on August 21st. The album is being billed as their strongest and most cohesive album to date. Giving you everything you’ve come to love by the band. But at the same time, adding other aspects of music to what they do to help make this their greatest release to date. Abyss will help prove that Unleash The Archers isn’t just another band in the Power Metal sub-genre. It will demonstrate that they’re a force to be reckoned with regardless of the kind of metal you’re into.
CHECK OUT THE TEASER FOR THE ALBUM’S TITLE TRACK “ABYSS” HERE:
This album is a concept album, which is a continuation of the theme established on the 2017 album Apex. Lead singer Brittney Slayes had this to say about the concept behind both albums:
“Our protagonist, The Immortal, is once again awakened at the beginning of our story, but this time he is in an unknown place: a ship out in deep space. He wanders alone for a time, reflecting on his misdeeds, searching for his new master. Finally, he finds him, and learns that it is the Grandson of The Matriarch, our antagonist. The Immortal had taken The Grandson’s father away some sixty years before, to be sacrificed by The Matriarch in a ritual to achieve immortality (the events from Apex) and now the Grandson seeks revenge against The Matriarch with the aid of her own weapon, The Immortal.
This album is a classic take on good versus evil, light versus dark, The Grandson versus The Matriarch, but it also uses the ‘person versus self’ literary device in that The Immortal is battling with the good and evil within himself, and must decide in the end if he is simply a tool for others to use, or a man with free will and the ability to choose his own path; a struggle I think every human can relate to.”
Be on the lookout for Abyss on August 21st.