Unleash the Archers是一支来自加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚省维多利亚市的加拿大重金属乐队，目前已与Napalm Records签约。乐队演奏了传统重金属与力量金属和旋律死亡金属的融合。
Unleash the Archers由歌手Brittney Hayes（又名Brittney Slayes）和鼓手Scott Buchanan与前成员Brayden Dyczkowski一起组建于2007年底，他曾与Scott曾在一个独立的死亡金属项目中合作过。前成员Mike Selman从加拿大死亡金属乐队Meatlocker Seven离开后就被带走。在Unleash The Archers的职业生涯的前几个月，低音演奏员的职位一直空缺，直到Zahk Hedstrom于2007年10月加入以完成阵容。在2008年末，乐队录制了一个同名的四首歌演示，其中有两首歌将最终为他们的第一张录音室专辑重新录制。
他们的首张工作室专辑是由不列颠哥伦比亚省里士满的Omega Mediacore Studios的Jason Hywell Martin录制的，并于2009年8月独立发行。这是唯一一张完整体现乐队原始阵容的专辑。
乐队的第二张专辑是在不列颠哥伦比亚省本那比的Hive Soundlab与Nick Engwer和Stu McKillop录制的，并于2011年5月独立发行。这张专辑的特色是Grant Truesdell的两位独奏，同年晚些时候作为新吉他手加入在录制之前是Mike Selman离开之后。这张专辑是一个概念专辑，它基于太空中雇佣兵的行为，并且定于未来。
这张专辑是只用7英寸乙烯基发行的三首歌曲EP。预定的那些曲目有一个名为“ Arise”的第四曲目，但后来仅以数字格式在乐队的bandcamp页面上发布。这张唱片也标志着原始贝斯手Zahk Hedstrom的离开。
在2015年2月乐队宣布他们与签约的Napalm唱片，并很快称号后，跟踪上市和发行日期为他们即将到来的录音室专辑时间静止显露无遗。这张专辑分别于6月26日在欧洲和7月10日在北美发行。该专辑原定于2014年夏末/早秋发行，但在乐队与Napalm Records签约后被推迟。这张专辑是没有Brayden Dyczkowski的第一张专辑，Brayden Dyczkowski一直是主要的歌曲作者之一，直到2013年底与乐队分开。这种阵容的改变影响了乐队的声音，并通过吉他方面的爵士乐训练使安德鲁·金斯利（Andrew Kingsley）加入了传统的重金属方向。
2015年5月26日，乐队发行了受Mad Mad Beyond Thunderdome启发的“ Tonight We Ride”视频。该视频是在内华达州沙漠拍摄的，使用了《燃烧人》中死亡协会雷电巨蛋营地的道具。
自2016年11月出发前往欧洲巡回演出以来，弓箭手Unleash表示他们将在2016年底录制一张新专辑。该专辑将是当时贝斯手Nikko Whitworth的第一张专辑。第一首单曲“ Cleanse the Bloodlines”于2017年4月8日发行。Apex于2017年6月2日通过Napalm Records发行。这张专辑在iTunes的金属排行榜上排名第三，并成为他们制作Billboard排行榜的第一张专辑。专辑首次出现在第9名Heatseeker，第29名热门音乐专辑，第29名唱片公司独立当前专辑，第34名当前摇滚专辑，第116名总体数字专辑，第119名热门专辑以及。Strata的197张顶级专辑。它还首次登上了加拿大最佳硬音乐排行榜的第12位。乐队宣布他们将陪同Orden Ogan一起前往欧洲巡回演出，以在2017年秋天宣传这张专辑，并宣布在美国进行巡回演出。1月底，宣布贝斯手Nikko Witworth决定离开乐队。
布兰妮·海斯（Brittney Hayes）接受采访并发推文说，他们目前正在制作带有“ UTA旋转位”的封面EP。他们还在编写和录制全长专辑，作为2017年Apex的后续活动，该专辑将于2020年发布。
在2019年8月30日，乐队发行了EP Explorers的第一首单曲，这是Stan Rogers的“ Northwest Passage ” 的封面。完整的EP于2019年10月11日发布。
Unleash the Archers is a Canadian heavy metal band from Victoria, BC,currently signed with Napalm Records. The band plays a fusion of traditional heavy metal with power metal and melodic death metal.
Unleash the Archers was formed in late 2007 by vocalist Brittney Hayes (a.k.a. Brittney Slayes) and drummer Scott Buchanan with former member Brayden Dyczkowski on guitar, whom Scott had played with previously in an independent death metal project. Former member Mike Selman was brought on after his departure from Canadian death metal band Meatlocker Seven. The position of bass player was unfilled for the first few months of Unleash The Archers’ career, until Zahk Hedstrom joined in October 2007 to complete the lineup. In late 2008 the band recorded a self-titled four song demo, which featured two songs they would end up re-recording for their first studio album.
Their debut studio album was recorded with Jason Hywell Martin at Omega Mediacore Studios in Richmond, BC and was released independently in August 2009. This was the only album to feature the band’s original lineup in its entirety.
The band’s second album was recorded with Nick Engwer and Stu McKillop at the Hive Soundlab in Burnaby, BC and was released independently in May 2011. This album features two solos from Grant Truesdell, who would step in as the new guitar player later that same year after the departure of Mike Selman prior to the recording. The album was a concept album based on the exploits of a mercenary in space and was set far into the future.
This album was a three-song EP released solely on 7-inch vinyl. A bonus fourth track titled ‘Arise’ was given to those that pre-ordered, but was later released on the band’s bandcamp page in digital format only. This record also marked the departure of original bassist Zahk Hedstrom.
In February 2015 the band announced their signing with Napalm Records, and soon after the title, track listing and release date for their upcoming studio album Time Stands Still were revealed. The album was released in Europe on June 26 and in North America on July 10. The album was originally slated for a late-Summer/early-Fall 2014 release, but the release was pushed back after the band was signed by Napalm Records. This album was the first without Brayden Dyczkowski, who had been one of the main songwriters up until his parting with the band in late 2013; this lineup change has affected the band’s sound and driven it towards a more traditional heavy metal direction with the addition of Andrew Kingsley, who is also trained in jazz, on guitar.
On May 26, 2015, the band released the “Tonight We Ride” video, inspired by Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The video was filmed in the Nevada desert, using props from the Death Guild Thunderdome camp at Burning Man.
Since leaving for a tour of Europe in November 2016, Unleash the Archers mentioned they would be recording a new album at the end of 2016. This album would be the first to include then bassist, Nikko Whitworth. The first single, “Cleanse the Bloodlines” was released on April 8, 2017. Apex was released on June 2, 2017 through Napalm Records. The album debuted at No. 3 on iTunes metal charts, and became their first to make Billboard charts. The album debuted at No. 9 Heatseeker, No. 29 Top Hard Music Albums, No. 29 Record Label Independent Current Albums, No. 34 Top Current Rock Albums, No. 116 Overall Digital Albums, No. 119 Top Current Albums, and No. 197 Top Albums by Strata. It also debuted at No. 12 on Canadian Top Hard Music chart. The band announced they would be touring Europe, accompanying Orden Ogan, to promote the album in the fall of 2017, with a US tour to be announced. In end of January it was announced that bassist Nikko Witworth had decided to leave the band.
Brittney Hayes gave interviews and tweeted saying that they are currently working on an EP of covers with a “bit of a UTA spin” on them. They are also writing and recording a full-length album as a follow up to 2017’s Apex to be released some time in 2020.
On August 30, 2019, the band released the first single off of the EP Explorers, a cover of Stan Rogers’ “Northwest Passage”. The full EP was released October 11, 2019.
2009 – Behold The Devastation
2011 – Demons Of The AstroWaste
2012 – Defy The Skies [EP]
2015 – Time Stands Still
2015 – Time Stands Still (HDtracks, 24-96)
2017 – Apex
2017 – Apex (HDtracks, 24-44)
2020 – Abys
2020 – Abyss [Hi-Res]
2020 – Abyss (2CD)