UNLEASH THE ARCHERS is a Canadian heavy metal band from Victoria, BC. The band plays a fusion of traditional heavy metal with power metal and melodic metal. They have released a new music video for the song “The Matriarch” and you can check it out below.
The definition of matriarch says: “A woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically: a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants.”
“The Matriarch” is also the brand new track and music video off of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS’ upcoming album “Apex“. The album marks the tenth anniversary of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS. These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on their fourth masterpiece – out on June 2nd via Napalm Records!
Brittney Slayes states:
“This track is chapter three in the story, and in it we are introduced to our antagonist “The Matriarch” in all her malevolent glory. We call this one our “quick banger” because it’s fast, catchy, and fun, and hopefully it won’t take long to learn the words! It is sung from an omniscient point of view, drawing the listener in with tales of The Matriarch’s depravity. The best part is the bridge, because the song is so dark, and then it launches into this flowing wraithlike guitar melody that is so memorable, I sing along to it every time and I think the fans will too! Absolutely can not wait to play this one live ;)”
Channeling the fiery brilliance of shooting stars, there is immense beauty on “Apex“, and it clutches you with a fervor that lingers well beyond the last cymbal decay. Through swift melodies and a flair for the dramatic, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in the air “All hail heavy metal!”
“Apex” full Track Listing:
02. Shadow Guide
03. The Matriarch
04. Cleanse The Bloodlines
05. The Coward’s Way
06. False Walls
07. Ten Thousand Against One
08. Earth And Ashes
09. Call Me Immortal
You can pre-order the album here.