EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE:UNLEASH THE ARCHERS REVEAL STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR 'CLEANSE THE BLOODLINES' 7th April 2017
Unleash The Archers have emerged from the studio with an epic piece of work, their upcoming new album, 'Apex', which will be released on June 2nd 2017 via Napalm Records.
'Apex' marks the tenth anniversary of the Canadian Metallers formation and today we are premiering the first release from 'Apex', the stunning 'Cleanse The Bloodlines' which is track four on the album. So here it is - stand up, put it on full screen, turn it right up and enjoy!
Frontlady Brittney Slayes told us:
"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 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. Hopefully our fans agree and enjoy hearing the track as much as we enjoy playing it!"
Brittney also told us back in mid-March when details of 'Apex' were first revealed:
"We are extremely excited to release another full on concept album; it's just so much fun to play out a story when you're up on stage.
"This one has a protagonist that we call 'The Immortal' being forced to serve the antagonist, a.k.a. 'The Matriarch' as she embarks down a very dark path to achieve immortality.
"We had a great time writing this record, and I think the cohesiveness of the story has really shone through in the music as well. It has a certain vibe throughout, from beginning to end, and we can't wait to hear what our fans have to say about the direction this album has taken.
"We don't like to write the same record over and over again and we are very happy with the progression of our sound on 'Apex'. We think it will appeal to all of our fans old and new; it has the best parts of our past albums combined into one with just a little more spit and polish."
Ken Sarafin created the picturesque album artwork for 'Apex' and told us:
"This album takes nerves of steel; from its opener, 'Awakening', to the title track that closes the album, 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' Queen-size voice."
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
Brittney Slayes - Vocals
Scott Buchanan - Drums
Grant Truesdell - Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Kingsley - Guitar, Vocals
Nikko Whitworth - Bass
Brittney will be appearing as special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal on MetalTalk Radio On TotalRock in May. Unleash The Archers received their UK radio debut on the very first show on December 28th 2016. You can check it out here.