New standalone single by HEADLESS, the new outfit by renowned hard rock singer Göran Edman, former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist. The band plays a blend of classic and hair metal with a progressive injection. Since the mid-’90’s Edman was mostly a studio session vocalist. Headless is his first attempt to give new life to his poetry.
“Risin’ Up” is a song about environmental awareness written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic,” guitar player Walter Cianciusi says. “The lyricist/singer Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) wanted to suggest an ethical perspective to the new generations, urging them to rise from the current dystopian scenarios. The song was mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios”.
After releasing the “Growing Apart” album in 2013 – feat. Scott Rockenfield’s drumming – Headless toured Europe extensively, opening for the likes of Skid Row, Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, Candlemass & Don Airey. A new album – “Melt The Ice Away” – has been released in 2016 featuring Jim Matheos from Fates Warning. Then Headless embarked on another European tour opening for Angra, The Dead Daisies, Tygers of Pan Tang & Bonfire.
In 2018 American legendary vocalist Geoff Tate recruited some members of Headless to perform Queensrÿche classics in several European countries. While guitar players Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente are still members of Geoff Tate’s touring band, they are also firing on all cylinders as songwriters for Headless.
Starting from 2020 the band is planning to release several new songs. The first single they choose to deliver is the anthemic “Risin’ Up”, whose lyrics written by Edman suggest an ethical perspective that the singer wants to share with the new generations, considering what is lately happening worldwide. The single will also have a lyric video released.
Music by Göran Edman, Walter Cianciusi & Dario Parente
Lyrics by Göran Edman
Video directed and produced by Shane Richardson for Ignite Design Ltd
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios
Göran Edman – vocals
Walter Cianciusi – guitars
Dario Parente – guitars
Enrico Cianciusi – drums