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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS REVEAL STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR 'CLEANSE THE BLOODLINES'
7th April 2017



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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!"

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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.

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"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."

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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."

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'Apex' tracklisting:
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

Line-up:
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.



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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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