Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Bryan W. Fleming of RIG TIME!.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
FLEMING: RIG TIME! is a heavy two piece band based in La Crosse, WI with an addiction to touring and performing live. We write honest, aggressive music and give 110% of our energy on stage and in our music. We started in 2014, and since then have performed over 300 shows, in 39 states, mostly booked DIY and every one has been all ages.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
FLEMING: We get influenced by the feelings that other music gives us. We draw inspiration from places that might seem strange. We’re huge fans of Ramones and Deftones but we don’t sound like either. We listen to a lot of hardcore and noisey, intense sounds. Some of our earliest influences were Incendiary, The Acacia Strain, Full of Hell and artists in that vein.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
FLEMING: Our latest single “NO FAITH” is our favorite song we have written. It’s a very blunt and pessimistic anthem on giving up on your scene and music community. It’s along the lines of satire, and more of reverse psychology in a sarcastic tone. I see a lot of people give up on going to shows and then wonder why their scene is dying or shows don’t happen, venues shut down, etc. The lyrics are meant to be a wake up call to the listener that if you love your scene, keep supporting it. Musically, the song is hard and intense from the start, and we get it all in less than two minutes. It’s direct and to the point. If you like songs with that vibe, check it out.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
FLEMING: A lot of sweat and energy pouring off the stage, and probably the floor. Dark atmosphere and we’re extremely loud. When we’re on stage, we’ll make sure you know it.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
FLEMING: We’ll see what happens day by day. We keep setting new goals and we keep reaching them, which is a great feeling. We’re just two people, making music, traveling, meeting friends and living our dream. In 5 years, I hope we are even happier with whatever we are doing than we are now.