News

Tuska 2019 confirmed!Apr 29th, 2019

Leverage will play at Tuska 2019

Leverage will be playing at Tuska 2019 on Sunday June 30th. Hope to see you all there! More info and tickets at tuska.fi

New album Determinus out now via Frontiers Records. Buy and stream it here.

Determinus out now!Apr 26th, 2019

Determinus album cover

”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!”

-Tuomas-

Buy or stream Determinus

Wind of Morrigan video and single out today!Mar 14th, 2019

Our second single "Wind of Morrigan" from the upcoming album "Determinus" is out today. Watch the video directed by Anssi Korhonen below.

Look, listen and share - it means a lot!

Pre order Determinus!Mar 9th, 2019

Determinus album cover

Our 4th studio album Determinus will be out on April 26th via Frontiers Records. Pre order it now!

CD from Record Shop X - delivers worldwide CD + t-shirt from Record shop X - Exclusive deal! Digital copy from iTunes

Burn Love Burn out now!Jan 31, 2019

Burn Love Burn single cover

Our first single from the forthcoming album is out today! Crank it up and enjoy!

Leverage to play at Frontiers Rock Festival 2019Nov 15, 2018

Frontiers Rock Festival 2019

Leverage will be appearing at Frontiers Rock Festival on April 28th. See you there!

More info:
frontiersrockfestival.com
facebook.com/frontiersrockfestival

The Devil's Turn out now!Sep 17, 2018

Leverage The Devils Turn EP cover

Our new digital EP The Devil's Turn is out now!

Available on all major digital formats!

Pre-order The Devil's Turn EP!Sep 13, 2018

Leverage The Devils Turn EP cover

New EP The Devil's Turn will be out via Frontiers Music Srl on September 17th!

Pre-order your digital copy of The Devil's Turn now from iTunes and receive a digital booklet with lyrics and expanded artwork!

NEW SINGLE OUT NOW & EP RELEASE DATE!Jun 25, 2018

Leverage Wheels From Hell single cover

Brand new single Wheels From Hell is out now via Frontiers Music Srl!

The song is taken from the band's upcoming digital EP 'The Devil's Turn' which will be released on August 29th.

Get your digital copy of Wheels From Hell and play it loud!!

Wheels From Hellofficial lyric video

IT'S A DEAL - We just got signed with Frontiers Music!A STATUS UPDATE // Mar 29, 2018

Things got rolling pretty fast after we released ”Red Moon”, actually faster than we had expected considering how long it had been silent with Leverage and how much the whole scene has changed, it took a month or so to get everything set up contract, schedule etc. wise. We’re glad to be back with Frontiers who are a solid record company and who made it very clear that they want us.

We’re hitting the studio, the mighty Sonic Pump, starting with Valtteri's drums on the 13th of April and will have the EP of 4 new songs released in the summer.

From there we’ll keep working towards a full new album that is due to be released in the spring of ’19. We locked the EP songs early, and right now there’s a lot going on with a bunch of new songs in the different stages of making. The EP will be a really heavy rocking thing and a great way for us to introduce Mikko and Kimmo, who are both AWESOME!

It’s a new era for the band Leverage and all of us involved. It’s now all about the new group and the music we’re working on. It’ll also be a thrill to finally get to play the Leverage songs from the past live again, along with the new stuff. We’ll play at the John Smith festival on July 21st, which also marks the first live performance with the new line-up. With the album in the making, it remains to be seen how many other live gigs we can fit into ’18.

At the end of the day, it’s all about the music, heavy rock. Writing it, putting it together with the band, recording it and then getting out to play to the people. Been like that since day one and still is.

Feels good to be back,
LEVERAGE

Leverage paints the red moon upon sky of SonoraPRESS RELEASE // JAN 31, 2018

Finnish melodic heavyrocker’s Leverage breaks the silence and comes back on track with new single and new line-up!

"Somewhere during the lengthy Leverage-hiatus I started writing heavy rock songs with guitarist, extraordinare Mikko Salovaara (Kiuas etc.) for Kimmo Blom to sing. This was at first more like ’therapy’, making music just to make music. I’ve been writing with Kimmo on and off for different purposes for a long time, and we hit it off really well between three of us right from the get go writing and demoing what I’d call pure heavy rock", tells Leverage’s founder, guitarist and songwriter Tuomas ”Tuoppi” Heikkinen and continues:

"Later, on another sidenote, having played some really cool Rainbow Dio-era tribute gigs under the Wolf Moon Rising-moniker (Leverage minus Pekka and Torsti and with Kimmo on the vocals) we started feeling that we must move on. One way or the other. Of original Leverage members, Torsti had already changed his career towards writing film score, and Pekka was busy singing for a living in coverbands and also working with Brother Firetribe who are great at what they do. There’s never been any issues or nothing but brother-like friendship between any of us, it was just becoming obvious that we couldn’t continue Leverage as a heavy rock band with the same line-up."

"In ways, this is a circle closing. Kimmo was meant to be the vocalist on the first pre-production demos of what became Leverage’s debut full length-album ’Tides’. Back in the day, Kimmo was too busy at that time with Urban Tale for it to really happen."

"I still have early very rough demos of what became ’Superstition’ and ’Gone’ for ’Tides’, with him singing", Heikkinen replies.

"And it was sheer luck and coincidence that I met Pekka and we got on the way. Pekka is a fantastic singer and a friend for life. Anyway, now it’s 2018, Leverage is back with new music and aim to put out more & get out to play this year", Heikkinen promises.

"On ’Red Moon Over Sonora’ we wrote the basic chords and some of the ’indian hum’-melody together with Mikko, and I took it on from there. This was already some time ago. Going through demos, from last few years, some very recent, some a few years old, this song popped out as something to finish now and put out as our first new song. It’s got a great fresh vibe to it, while still being very much what Leverage has always been, old school heavy rock with intense vocals and a ’story’. Something old, something new", Heikkinen says.

Hear the music and watch the brand new lyricvideo of Red Moon Over Sonora from: www.leverageofficial.com