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UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Release video for "Faster Than Light"

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS [Photo Credit: Shimon Karmel]


UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Release video for “Faster Than Light”

-New Full-Length Album, Abyss, Out Now via Napalm Records-

Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS just dropped their fifth full-length concept album, Abyss, via Napalm Records last Friday, followed by a virtual concert performance from The Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC on Saturday.

In celebration of the album’s release, the band has unveiled a music video, this time for their “Faster Than Light”. In the video, the members of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS take part in a competitive footrace, but are met with unexpected twists along the way.

Watch “Faster Than Light” below.

Watch the previosuly released “Soulbound” below.

Frontwoman Brittney Slayes says about “Faster Than Light”:
“Being that this song is about racing off into the far corners of space, we thought it would be a fun idea to actually race each other in the music video to see which one of us was truly ‘Faster Than Light’!  Of course we had to have some fun with it though, and added a little bit of excitement into the mix. Our director mentioned an older Stephen King novel called The Long Walk as inspiration for a way to spice up the video and we all agreed it would be hilarious! Check out the plot synopsis on Wikipedia if you haven’t read it already… This track has turned into a favourite of the band and we knew it had to be a single the moment the finished product was in our hands. It’s fast, fun, and is going to be an absolute blast to play live!”


Album Artwork Illustration: Adam Burke

Abyss tracklisting:
1) Waking Dream
2) Abyss
3) Through Stars
4) Legacy
5) Return To Me
6) Soulbound
7) Faster Than Light
8) The Wind That Shapes The Land
9) Carry The Flame (feat. guitarist Andrew Kingsley on guest vocals)
10) Afterlife (feat. orchestration by Francesco Ferrini)
Brittney Slayes – Vocals
Scott Buchanan – Drums
Grant Truesdell – Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Kingsley – Guitar, Vocals, Synth

Brittney Slayes [Photo Credit: Shimon Karmel]

Brittney Slayes explains about the album concept:
“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.”

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