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 Riff Action Family.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
RIFF ACTION FAMILY: RAF is existential philosophy of healthy egoism, love & not giving a flying fuck…. We are a rock band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Music style is Killing Rock! We like to play in any style of genres from Jazz to Sludge Metal. We were expelled from the main TV channel of Russia. We were kicked out of Eurovision. A particularly initiative MP proposed banning their music and excommunicating them from the Church. That’s because our band is worse than drugs.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
RIFF ACTION FAMILY: Faith No More, Melvins, Pantera, Alice In Chains, Beastie Boys.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
RIFF ACTION FAMILY: Chameleon LP is like a fucking acid trip! Just check out the artwork, it speakers for itself. We tried to release a new single from the album every month. Each time changing everything at the last moment: lyrics, presentation, guitars, arrangements. Always looking at those crazy things that happened in 2020.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
RIFF ACTION FAMILY: Pure nerve and energy! Tons of ugly fat riffs with wicked vocals topped up with an honest and aggressive performance.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
RIFF ACTION FAMILY: Headlining Putin’s funeral! Accompanimating Apocalypse of people’s mind!