> (Dave) We're doing some shows in Italy at the moment and promoting it as much much as we can. The album has had a pretty long gestation between its recording and its actual release, but sometimes good things nees time.
> 2. Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does itdiffer from the stuff you have released in the past?
> (Stonino) It's bold, straight-forward, loud and heavy
> (Dave) It's less complex and rational, there's plenty of energy, heart and impulse.
> 3.This is the first album to be released in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
> (Dave) When we have songs we're not satisfied with, we tend to throw them away and start again. This happend quite a few times during this time span. We also faced the departure of one of the two guitarists,
> Franz, which has changed a bit the band's balance. We have never really stopped doing concerts and tours, but it first took us a while to rearrange the old songs to play them live, and as they worked well we
> decided never to look for a second guitarist again. So we started writing new stuff from zero, we recorded the album, sent it to Toshi Kasai in California for the mixing and mastering, definitely the right choice for our sound. Some more time was necessary to find a new label, and here we are, 5 years.
> 4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
> (Dave) 'After Us' is about us. We were tired of concept albums, we realized we had much more to say talking about our shit, so I focused on our life as a band and as individuals, all our personal little daily struggles, the highs and lows, the life on the road, the road itself,the meaning of what we're doing and the things that have happened around us while we were writing the album. It's very personal, it's “us”.
> 5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Zippo'?
> (Stonino) The name comes from a joke, when we started the band we were supposed to last just for one night, so we chose for the name Zippo without even thinking so much about it. We were so stunned by the movie Four Rooms and especially the Tarantino's Zippo scene. Indeed, we thought the name sounded so Pulp.
> 6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
> (Dave) Our stage performance is always loud and passionate, we love playing face to face with the crowd, we love interaction and sweat. We have great memories of many shows, from the ones in our hometown
> Pescara, to the ones in Hungary which are always great, to London's Desertfest in 2012.
> 7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
> (Dave) We're doing few Italian weekend-shows at the moment with no big plans for summer right now, but we'll be back on track in the Fall, whenwe'll hit Europe again.
> 8.The new album was released on Apocalyptic Witchcraft, are you happywith the support they have given you so far?
> (Dave) Yes, they've shown a significant support so far, it's great tomeet passionate people out there that support underground music this way.
> 9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of sludge, stoner and doom metal?
> (Dave) People seem to have liked our new path, but only time will tell.
> 10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
> (Dave) I'm also in Shores Of Null (www.facebook.com/shoresofnull) and the band is doing pretty well, a new album has just been recorded and we've planning tours and other stuff for the future. Our drummer Ferico also plays in the experimental/avant rock band Oslo Tapes (www.facebook.com/Oslo-Tapes-149776631761547), our bassplayer Stonino has his own ambient/drone one man project named Mu
> (www.facebook.com/musoloproject) which is always open to collaboration, and it's pure live improvisation. Zippo's rhythmic section also have an instrumental post rock band together called Death Mantra For Lazarus (www.facebook.com/deathmantraforlazarus), currently on hold, and have
> been part of the last known line-up of Santo Niente (https://www.facebook.com/Santo-Niente-18631899948), a very influential band for the Italian alternative rock scene, now disbanded. Our
> guitarist Sergente plays in the audio/visual duo named How To Cure Our Soul (www.facebook.com/How-To-Cure-Our-Soul-115795605244003).
> 11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
> (Stonino) We don't know actually. Every record we make could be the last one
> 12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
> (Stonino) I think we've been influenced by lots of noisy stuff lately, bands like Young Widows, Swans, but in our music we just do what we like to hear in that particular moment in life.
> 13.What are some of your non musical interests?
> (Stonino) I like to draw, I do illustrations for bands and musical project, I'm also doing a videogame with some friends. That's pretty much it.
> (Dave) I book shows, I drive bands on tour, honestly music is pretty much all I have. I also love food, tv series and travelling.
> 14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
> (Dave) Thanks for the interview and you for reading this, don't forget to check our latest album out: