Mission Statement: "RE:WORSHIP is not
just the name of an album. It is RE:Evaluation of our worship
of God. It is about RE:Connecting with God in a very personal
way. It is all about RE:Newing the heart. RE:Worship is about
RE:Turning to the architectural plans for worship that God RE:Vealed
in His Word."
Their mission goal in creating the songs
on this CD is to offer people opportunities through the praise
and worship music experience to "acclaim the Lord in everything
they do" daily, inspite of what is happening in their lives
by singing about God's goodness to themselves and others, which
has the effect of lifting people's spirits as they inadvertently,
give their worries and trouble to the Lord through their worship
"To experience God's presence, tell everyone
how good God is, then tell yourself."
About RE:ZOUND -
RE:ZOUND is an Arizona-based independent
Christian rock band, made up of Christian young men in a music
ministry for the Lord, specializing in making Praise and Worship
music, which is showcased in their new CD, RE:ZOUND: RE:WORSHIP,
done in their own unique style described as being "distinctively
RE:ZOUND is blessed with having three
song writers, a main vocalist, a fantastic drummer, not to mention
a talented ensemble of guitarists and a solid key board / piano
man, who all meld their talents, skills and collective spiritual
passion for the Lord and funnel it all into their music, to
bring the Praise and Worship music experience to their audiences
and now to the listening public with the release of RE:ZOUND:
RE:ZOUND Band Members and Their Music
Jason Anderson; Song Writer - Lead Vocals
/ gifted in verbal expression! // Jeff Zubeck; (Song Writer
- Electric Guitar)
Dustin Carlson - Song Writer - Acoustic
/ Electric Guitar.
Erik Brunner - Bass Guitar............
Terry Dillard - Drums....Mike Kaminiski - Piano / Keyboard /
Jeff Zubeck explains more about their
song writing process. His passion is in creating worship music.
According to Jeff, "I try to approach writing worship music
from a different angle than a lot of people. Worship music has
to have a certain sing-songy appeal for congregations to enter
in. But that doesn't mean it can't be edgy and experimental
at the same time."
While their music "pays a passing tribute
to the musical styles of Linkin Park and Creed," Jason Anderson
explains how the group developed their own style of composition,
not wanting to sound like other bands, but to develop a unique
sound. "One of the biggest keys in creating our own sound was
detuning the guitars. That really helped us create chords and
music that when you listen to it, it doesn't sound like anything
Most importantly, RE:ZOUND'S Praise
and Worship music is a direct result of the band's growing spirituality
and walk with the Lord. As with many who were called into a
Christian music ministry, they have been empowered by the Lord
with a passion to do so.
RE:ZOUND first became a group while
attending the same church in Mesa, Arizona, the Living Word
Bible Church, which is the church home to more than 5,000 people,
and a source of strong emotional, spiritual encouragement and
support of their music ministry, which they have received from
their church family and community. As they grew and transformed
as a band, they not only led church worship services, but also
started an outreach program with the help of the Living Word
Bible Church where they traveled to various churches, and performed
concerts with the goal of not only promoting worship of the
Lord, but to help / inspire churches to start or develop their
own contemporary praise and worship music program.
Besides creating a large following,
resulting from their church outreach program to other churches,
RE:ZOUND, while following the leadings of the Holy Spirit, found
success in both the secular and Christian music scenes. Two
songs from their debut CD album, RE:ZOUND * BREATHE, which came
out in 2002, brought the band into the limelight of both the
secular and Christian music world, which is no small feat for
an "independent band."
For nearly a year, their song, ANGEL,
was a number one hit on secular MTV's undiscovered band tune
chart, giving them for the moment, more exposure on secular
radio than Christian radio. RE:ZOUND recently found themselves
with the #2 spot on Christian Beats’ National Loud Chart with
their single, BREATHE, which was the title song of the same
debut album, Re:ZOUND * BREATHE.
RE:ZOUND then found themselves in a
more high profile Christian music ministry, being on stage during
the weekends with such well-known Christian artists as Michael
W. Smith, Avalon, The Newsboys and The Benjamin Gate, leading
young people in worshiping of the Lord. They also were invited
to play in Christian music concerts in other parts of the world,
such as India, leading people in worship of the Lord.
"In February 2003, the band traveled
to India for a series of crusades that saw thousands of salvations
and hundreds of miraculous healings."
RE:ZOUND plans to return to India for
another week of crusades in November 2004, with T.L. Osborne.
To raise the $50,000 needed for this trip, the band has begun
fundraising and plans to raise the money through the proceeds
from CD sales, merchandise sales and live performances.
Despite their success in the mainstream
Christian music realm, they still made the commitment to lead
the Praise and Worship music service one weekend out of the
month, at the place where their music ministry began, The Living
Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona. This is a special place
where they have found strong emotional, spiritual encouragement
and support of their church family and community for their growth
and music ministry.
The Band's Thoughts About Worship,
and how they tie into and influence their Praise and Worship
Blessed are those who have learned to
acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.
RE:Worship - Learning to "Acclaim the
Lord in everything we do is a key to having his presence in
Jeff Zubeck explains more about the importance
of worshiping the Lord through music, which can transform the
participant, helping them to have / develop a heart attitude
that is pleasing to the Lord, and ultimately brings inner joy,
peace and a calmness to face whatever is in our lives.
"We (human beings) have been given something
that no other creature has been given -- the ability to sing
songs of worship to our God. For He is holy! Let's purpose in
our hearts to do that. For we truly were "created to worship.
Thus art and song was a gift from God to us -- a gift with which
we, in turn, bring joy to God through its righteous use. This
is true of all gifts and talents given to us by God."
As they began working on their Praise
and Worship songs for RE:ZOUND: Re: WORSHIP, they were determined
to write songs based on sound, Biblical truths to give their
songs integrity, and inspire them in both their song writing
and performance. One source of inspiration came from King David's
Psalms and his faithful, worshipful heart attitude to the Lord,
despite the circumstances he found himself in, despite his emotional
state, as examples of "unbridled worship before God."
For, King David's Psalms were not just
composed, sung and prayed when he was happy and thankful, but
also when he was anxious, frustrated, mournful, full of sorrow
and even when he was in trouble with the Lord for his own misdeeds.
Every human emotion is present in the Psalms, revealed in David's
prayer songs of Praise and Worship to the Lord.
Jason relates what the band gleamed from
King David's example, what King David set for us all in the
importance of worshiping and praising the Lord in a deep and
meaningful, heart-felt way.
"Many say they want to praise God, but
are waiting until they feel like praising Him. Don't fall into
that deception," advises Jason. "We praise God in spite of our
circumstances and feelings, and in doing so, we inadvertently
end up giving our circumstances and feelings to God. Be thankful
to God for your deliverance and your victory before you experience
it, then stand back and watch God go to work."
The Apostle Paul's Holy Spirit inspired
words in Ephesians also inspired RE:ZOUND.
Ephesians 5:18-20 - Do not get drunk
on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with
the Spirit. 19: Speak to one another with Psalms, hymns and
spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
20: always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
An excerpt from the soon to be published
RE:WORSHIP BOOK explains what it was about this scripture which
spoke to the band and strongly influenced their music, which
explains their unique musical style of Praise and Worship, and
why it has such a positive effect on the spiritual state of
Through the praise and worship music
experience, "we enter into the passionate presence of God, (often
referred to as being "drunk in the Spirit") you forget your
problems, and you become more like Christ. When you emerge from
those encounters with god, you find that the Holy Spirit has
breathed life into the seeds and promises of God, impregnating
you with God's solutions, and you end up more Christ like."
This verse implies that human beings
should replace the false high of alcohol and other things we
do to make ourselves feel better and forget our troubles with
the real thing, the Spirit of God which we can receive through
our praise and worship of our Lord through music. "To experience
God's presence, tell everyone how good God is, then tell yourself."