1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
By now we are planning a tour in Europe and working on new stuff.
2.You have a new album coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Well, the sound of the new album is very different from the other two. First of all due to the voice...It is the first time we use it. At the beginning the intent was to us it as an additional instrument, creating sounds and effects, then came the need to add some lyrical content in it.
The sound in this album is much heavier and gloomy compared to the old stuff and the permanently delayed voice gives an effect of distance and depressive atmosphere.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
“See the light beyond the spiral” is a concept album divided in five parts. The lyrics describe an hypothetical post industrial future world where nature is devastated, dried out by human behaviour and life on the surface is impossible, humanity is concealed in an underground world, where life is scanned by the rhythms of industry.
The character finally realises his dream...to see the sky and the surface, but finds out that his search for freedom brings him to death.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nudist'?
The idea of calling the band “Nudist” comes from our need to explore many different sound dimensions and not to wear the “dress” of a specific musical genre or style.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We played lots of concerts over the years and it's really hard to choose a “Best Show”.
We shared the stage with many good bands like Red Fang, Generation of Vipers, ZU, Morkobot, Conan, Jucifer, Fuzz Orchestra and many others.
Every time we play, for us that is the best show, when you see the audience enjoying your music and mosh...that's what we play for.
About describing our stage performance, playing with two drums is probably a distinctive trait of our live sets. The two drummers often play the same patterns and watch them moving synchronized has an unavoidable scenic effect...
Than I would say...High Volume and a great energy alternate with melodic and psychedelic moments leading the audience through a various and dynamic show.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
The next show is for our release party the 20th of March. The 21st and 22nd we have other two shows in northern Italy.
We are planning to do a short tour passing from France, Germany and Belgium, but still to confirm.
We are releasing this album with all independent labels from Italy and Spain. They are all small realities from the underground scene.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal and other underground genres?
Actually we are starting now to get a bit more out of Italy thanks to our labels and all the foreigner friends we met at the shows that talk to their friends about us. People really like the sound which is a good mixture of psychedelic elements and groovy riffs. Every song has an it's own inner evolution that brings the listener in many different places and atmospheres during the same song...that's mostly what people say.
People actually is captured from our sound in live shows which are really energic and powerful.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We started in the last two months to jam together and write new songs...we still don't know where the next album will bring us to...maybe it will be more rough...more direct...probably loosing a bit of the slower parts opening the way to a more hard core way of writing the songs.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Melvins, Noxagt, Ex Models, Russian Circles, Entombed, Prong. Ministry, Jesus Lizard.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
dogs cats guitars Drugs and friends.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Stay Nude, Stay Rude!