Unleash The Archers are confident fans will dig their latest change of direction with new album Apex due this summer.

The band celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and yet another full-on concept album looks set to take the heavy metal heroes to the next level.

Unleash The Archers said: “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’ who is forced to serve the antagonist – a.k.a. ‘The Matriarch’ – as she embarks down a very dark path to achieve immortality.

“We had a great time writing this record and 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.”

Apex will be released via Napalm Records on June 2.