Lion Music are pleased to announce the signing of HEADLESS, a metal band that sees Italian guitarists Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente teaming up with one of Europe’s premier rock vocalists in Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and a drum legend in Scott Rockenfield (Queensrÿche).
The forthcoming album “Growing Apart” sees 10 songs shaped around the classy drumming of Rockenfield and melodic vocals of Edman which fuse hard rock and heavy metal with progressive elements and sees digital release on 7 June 2013 on Lion Music with pre-order and track samples available now at https://itunes.apple.com/
“Growing Apart” Track Listing
01. God Of Sorrow And Grief
03. Nero Fantasies
04. Calf Love
05. The Backstabbers Around Us
06. Be Myself
07. Growing Apart
08. Sink Deep In A Fairy Tale
09. No Happy Ending
10. As Tears Go By
Formed in the early 90’s by Cianciusi and Parente at a very young age, the band released the self-produced e.p. “Future To Past” and then in 1998 the full length album entitled “Inside You” which saw distributions worldwide by 99th Floor. During those years Headless performed in Italy supporting more established metal acts. The band then disbanded in 2000. The two guitarists (and songwriters) then reunited in 2011 and started working on the new songs which appear on “Growing Apart”.
Walter Cianciusi comments, “We began writing the album at the beginning of 2012. It’s been a long process because Headless is an international band and it’s not easy to arrange meetings and rehearsals. We mainly used the internet to talk to each other and properly arrange the songs. We have the precious ability to record in our personal studios so we don’t feel the pressure of studio time. The album was recorded in different locations around the world (Sweden, Italy, USA) and mastered in Hollywood at Universal MusicStudios by Peter Doell (R.E.M., Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth)”.
Lyrically there is a main subject matter in the songs: according to psychology Growing Apart is the reason why relationships come to an end. The band analysed how relationships between friends, lovers, man and God change and self-destruct through the years and put these ideas into the different songs.
“Growing Apart” gets its digital release through Lion Music on 7th June 2013.
Full details at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/
Get a taste for the album with an interview with Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente at http://youtu.be/vNkAeuiR0AI