New York City’s Leeway was a crossover band formed in 1984. The group would wimp out in the ensuing years, but would start off thrashing heavily. It had all started with 1985’s Enforcer demo. Zowie Ackermann and Tony Fontano would not last beyond the debut with the band. The debut, Born To Expire, featured a cover mimicking Rush’s naked man logo gone putrid. Crash Music issued a Leeway DVD called Leeway's Last Laugh in 2005. Sutton and Novello subsequently reformed the band. The band returned as Leeway NYC in 2016. Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, Leeway and Enforced would tour North America in May 2019. Singer Eddie Sutton had stage three adenocarcinoma, lung cancer as of 2021. There was a GoFundMe campaign as well.