Lion Music are pleased to announce the signing of HEADLESS, a metal band that sees Italian guitarists WalterCianciusi and Dario Parente teaming up with one of Europe's premier rock vocalists in Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and a drum legend inScott Rockenfield (Queensryche). The forthcoming album "Growing Apart" sees 10 songs shaped around the classy drumming of Scott Rockenfield and melodic vocals of Goran Edman which fuse hard rock and heavy metal with progressive elements.
Musically Growing Apart is a mix of hard rock, heavy metal with progressive elements and also a little bit of heavier styles. 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.
Göran Edman (Vocals)
Walter Cianciusi (Guitars)
Dario Parente (Guitars)
Scott Rockenfield (Drums)
Mixed by Walter Cianciusi and Dario
Mastered at Universal Music Studios,