”So, today is the day Determinus is finally released. The months between finishing an album and the release date are always long, this time they’ve felt even longer than in the past. It almost feels like we’re a new band coming out with the debut, while on the other hand it feels great to make a comeback, to get back to and continue with the journey in music that got started all those years ago.
After we released the first single with the new line-up in January of ’18, we didn’t know what to expect. We were not signed, had not done anything in ages and all that.
Less than 48 hrs later we were in a situation that many striving musicians and bands never get to; we had options in how to proceed with legit record companies. Personally, I took a long hard look in the mirror, do I still have the passion for music that making a new Leverage album with everything that goes with it requires? It’s easy to keep saying ”yeah we’ll make some new music sooner or later” and just leave it there. But once you sign, commit to deadlines and book the studio dates you’d better be ready to roll up your sleeves and get on with it. We talked this through with everyone in the band, and it became pretty damn obvious that the fire was there. We made The Devil’s Turn EP to get up to speed with recording, and hit the studio again in late September to record Determinus. We gave it absolutely everything we had, and we are very proud of the way Determinus came about.
Like with everything else, it’s all about the people you get to meet, work with etc. And the people that support & encourage you to keep making music in this day and age.
We are happy to be with one of the most established players in the business with Frontiers srl, and I would like to take the opportunity here to thank mr Mario DeRiso and Mr Serafino Perugino along with everyone else at Frontiers for the very seamless co-operation.
Thanks also to Eero of Content Union Studios for baring with me through the process of producing and mixing. It was hectic, to say the least.
The thank you list would go on forever, from people who did any actual work to families and loved ones who stood with us through the months of being absent or half present while focusing on the album.
But the big thank you belongs to all you out there now listening to what we’ve come up with. Rock On!”
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