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DIZMAS TAKES MUSIC, MESSAGE TO CZECH REPUBLIC

Forefront Rockers Join Josiah Venture to Reach Czech Students


NEWS SOURCE: Savvy Media
September 29, 2008

Dizmas (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 29, 2008 – Members of Forefront Records rock band Dizmas have joined Josiah Venture to bring music and evangelism to Eastern Europe. The band will serve as team members with Josiah Venture for the “Exit 316 Tour” this October and November in the Czech Republic.

Frontman Zach Zegan first experienced the Czech Republic in March 2008. During his short trip to the country, Zegan fell in love with the Czech culture and witnessed Josiah Venture’s passion to reach Eastern Europe through music and evangelism.

“As you might imagine, we have a huge opportunity to impact this country with the truth of the gospel,” says frontman Zach Zegan. “In fact, we have been told that we are the first Christian band to be allowed to play in Czech schools in the last 50 years. We consider this opportunity an honor and would like to ask for your prayers as we begin this new adventure.”

After much prayer, Zegan and band mates Jonathan Howard, Nick Aranda, Clayton Hunt and Joshua Zegan accepted the invitation of Josiah Venture to help reach the youth of Eastern Europe by putting together an 8-city tour.

Fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the band’s journey at http://dizmasmusic.blogspot.com. The blog will include video and blog updates from Dizmas while the band members serve in the Czech Republic.

Josiah Venture is a movement among the youth of Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. Josiah Venture’s mission and calling is to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission by reaching and making disciples. More than just conversion, the movement wants to see passionate followers of Jesus Christ with a vision to reach and disciple their generation for him. For more information visit www.josiahventure.com.

Three short years since signing with EMI imprint Credential Recordings, southern California rock band Dizmas has transformed its platform from local celebrity to nationally recognized artist, securing high-profile placements on popular television shows like prime time hit “CSI: NY,” reality phenomenon “Dancing with the Stars” as well as a major network campaign for ESPN. Most recently the band released its first album on Forefront Records, a self-titled project, to critical acclaim. For more information on Dizmas, visit: www.dizmas.com

About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com

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