UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Announce U.S. Headline Tour & Celebrate 2021 JUNO Award Win!

Fresh off of winning their first-ever JUNO Award for ‘Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year’ at this past weekend’s award festivities, breakout Canadian melodic metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are thrilled to announce their return to the road!
The band will headline an upcoming trek of the United States with support from special guests and labelmates Aether Realm and Seven Kingdoms, kicking off in Minneapolis, MN on September 1 at Cabooze. The tour will visit several major cities before coming to an end in Seattle, WA on September 26 at El Corazon. An additional date in the band’s home area of Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw is also planned post-tour. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Tickets are available now via www.unleashthearchers.com.
Frontwoman Brittney Slayes says about the tour:
“It’s actually happening! We have been waiting anxiously for this moment to happen and it’s finally here. We have spent the last year and a half hanging out with our North American fans on Twitch and we absolutely cannot wait to get to play for them all and finally play Abyss live in person! We are going to make sure everything is done safely and will always do our best to keep our fans safe. This tour is going to be such a party, I hope everyone is ready to have a good time because we can’t help but feel like every venue is going to be electric!!! Let’s go!”
w/ Aether Realm & Seven Kingdoms:
9/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/2: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/3: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
9/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
9/5: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
9/7: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
9/8: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
9/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/10: Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
9/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
9/12: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
9/14: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/15: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
9/16: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/17: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/18: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
9/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/21: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
9/22: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
9/23: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
9/24: Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater
9/25: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/26: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
As mentioned above, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are beyond excited and humbled to be the 2021 recipients of the ‘Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year’ JUNO Award for their latest album, Abyss! The JUNO events, which took place over the course of this past weekend, recognize Canadian musical artists and bands for their creative achievements. The band was recognized during Friday’s JUNO Opening Night Awards, presented by Music Canada.
Brittney Slayes says about the band’s JUNO win:
“We are still in shock; we dared to hope but still couldn’t believe it the moment they said our name. It’s just such an incredible feeling; all you can ask is to be recognized for the hard work that you put into your art and this is so far beyond that. We are ecstatic! It was such a great experience as well, CBC Music did a great job with all the logistics and everything went so smoothly behind the scenes. They really did well to make you feel like it was a special event despite the whole thing being virtual! Not to mention we streamed the whole thing on Twitch so it was so great to get to share in the moment with our friends and fans on there; we wouldn’t have wanted to win any other way! Thanks so much to everyone that has supported us over the years, we absolutely would NOT be here without you.”
Upon its release in August of 2020, Abyss scored banner praise from critics and fans alike, with Stereogum dubbing the opus “a ripper”, and Bandcamp enforcing it as “a mandatory listen”. Abyss also charted worldwide, debuting at the #1 spot on the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Albums charts, as well as #4 and #8 on the US and Canadian Billboard Top 200 Hard Rock charts, respectively.
[Album Artwork Illustration: Adam Burke]
“…Abyss is a ripper…” 
– Stereogum
“…their mixture of fierce energy and technical playing continues to impress.” 
– Paste
“…Abyss stretches the notions of power and heavy metal.” 
– PopMatters
“…Abyss is a mandatory listen for power metal obsesses and curious newcomers alike…
truly spectacular metal…”
– Bandcamp
“With releases like Abyss and Apex, Unleash the Archers continue
to lead a new wave of Canadian heavy metal…” 
– Exclaim!
“Like a great entry in a film franchise, [Abyss] ups the ante on its predecessor’s ideas
without sacrificing its core appeal.” 
– Decibel Magazine
“Canada’s finest must now be regarded as among the power metal elite.
Abyss will swallow you up.” 
– Blabbermouth
“Abyss is quickly becoming one of my favorites of 2020.” 
– Vince Neilstein, MetalSucks
“UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are an underrated gem in modern metal.
Abyss should be the album that solidifies them as a household name…”
– Metal Injection
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS - Abyss (Official Video) | Napalm Records
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – “Abyss” (Official Video)
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – “Legacy” (Official Video)
Brittney Slayes – Vocals
Scott Buchanan – Drums
Grant Truesdell – Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Kingsley – Guitar, Vocals, Synth
*Bass on Abyss performed by Benjamin Arscott