The Lec Zorn Project

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“…unarguably the best melodic rock / AOR album this year. With Tracy White, Lars Säfsund, Michael Riesenbeck, Mike Walsh and the ubiquitous Tommy Denander, it wipes the floor with all pretenders…Buy it now.” (9/10) - Brian McGowan, RevelationZ Magazine

“…everything a fan of Kansas, Shooting Star and Survivor could’ve wanted on one album.” (9.5/10) - George Thatcher, Glory Daze

“All together bring the highlight years back again with an album that would have been a classic in the old days. There are still many AOR fans out there who are reliving these days with all those treasured albums they have collected. Well people, there is a brand new record you can get your hands on that will make you travel back in time and give you a great Survivor, Shooting Star and Kansas vibe.” (95/100) - Eddy Meuwese, Lords of Metal

“What Lec Zorn has done is write ten songs (plus one cover) that any fan of bands like Fortune, Beau Coup, Dakota or just fans of great music will kill to have in their record collections…This is an album that if it had been released twenty odd years ago would have been hailed as a future classic, but don’t let the fact that it’s a 2007 release fool you. This is classy AOR as it should be written and played and WILL be in a lot of top tens come the end of the year.” (9/10) - Ian Johnson, AOR Dream Zones

“…a GREAT new CD for you all to check out if you like music in the style of Asia, Kansas, and such…This is an amazing CD that is both fresh and retro at the same time. Check it out!” (9/10) - Jim Goebel, Radio Free Bureaucrash

“…full of killer choruses and guitars. Melodic rock as its best.” (9/10) - Jesús, City of Dreams

“…this CD definitely is as good as most FRONTIERS releases, a really strong AOR/Melodic Rockalbum, diverse enough to keep you interested from start to finish and the 12 included songs will be loved for sure by any fan of the genre!” (8.5/10) - Gabor Fabian, Strutter Magazine

“Lec Zorn is a die-hard fan of 80’s AOR/Rock and it shows on his debut cd…This is one of the best AOR/Rock cds to come out this year. For fans of Journey, Survivor, Stan Bush, and Jeff Paris.”) - Metal Mayhem

“This is what we AOR fans have waited for, a new guy that gives us AOR made from the heart and with high quality.” (4/5) - Juha Harjula, Melodic.net

“I need to admit that I am totally impressed. This CD, it’s sound and the songs are awesome. Best AOR that I´ve heard through the last couple of years. I can really recommend that CD. It is amazing. Everybody who likes Survivor, Journey etc. won’t be disappointed.” - Christoph Hechler, MelodicRock.com

“…highly recommended for classic 80s AOR lovers.” - Georg Siegl, AOR Heaven

“…this album is essential to anyone who cares about the quality of music, and of true rock ‘n’ roll.” (9/10) - Filling the Void

“The Lec Zorn Project features the very best elements of an era past. This album is so 80s that even some of my LPs from the 80s are jealous…If you like the Vital Signs record, safe to say you’ll appreciate this too…this is a well written and extremely enjoyable release…Welcome to the year 1984.” (90/100) - Andrew J. McNiece, MelodicRock.com

“…this is a high priority release, too good to be without in the melodic rock and aor family. Lec Zorn has got what it takes to write tunes that stay in your head for some time and I can promise that you will hit the replay button as soon as the CD stops…AOR freaks will go nuts over this album. (8/10)” - Johnny Forslund, AOR Dream Zones

“…die-hard fans of the genre will find a lot of goodies here (simply check out the excellent cover of Kansas’ “Play The Game Tonight”)…This could just as easily have been a Escape or Frontiers release…” - Urban “Wally” Wallstrom, Rock United 

It Began in the Underground the debut album

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Appearing live in concert with: 
Chris Sullivan: - 
The Bean Cup; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Saturday, April 5, 2008; 7:00 PM! 
and: 
American Idol contestant Kendall Phillips - 
Broad Ripple Art Fair; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Saturday, May 17, 2008; 12:30 PM! 
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series; Carmel, Indiana, USA; Saturday, June 20, 2008; 6:45 PM! 

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Welcome to the official web site of the new melodic rock sensation, Lec Zorn! Lec recently released his debut album, It Began in the Underground, to almost unanimously great reviews – see the top of this page! The album is a pure, hard core, uncompromising melodic rock album with absolutely no traces of grunge or alternative music!

The track listing for the album is:

1. Lecoverture

2. Long Time Coming

3. Second Chance

4. Play the Game Tonight

5. Eternal Flame

6. Fighting Chance

7. You Keep Me In The Dark (Complete Song!)

8. Starting All Over Again

9. The Rush of Passion’s Fire

10. Perseverance

11. Going The Distance

12. Second Chance [Alternate Version] 

The album features a dream team of melodic rock talent from around the world! The line-up for the album is:

Lec Zorn - Bass guitar on 1-12, Synthesizer on 1, 2, 5-8, 10, 11
Eli Hludzik (Dakota, Ray’s Music Exchange) – Drums on 1-3, 5-8, 10-12
Mike Walsh (Departure) – Guitar on 1, 2, 5-8, 10, 11; Organ on 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10; Harmony vocals on 2, 5, 7
Tracy White (Intruder, Shotgun Symphony) – Lead and harmony vocals on 2, 5-8, 11
Michael Riesenbeck - Guitar on 4, 9, 12
Eric Ragno (Vox Tempus, Takara) - Synthesizer on 4, 9, 12
Phil Vincent - Lead and harmony vocals on 12; Harmony vocals on 4
Lars Säfsund - Lead and harmony vocals on 4, 9
Ivan Arnold - Drums on 4, 9
Tommy Denander (Prisoner, Sayit, Radioactive, Talk of the Town, Rainmaker) – Guitar and synthesizer on 3
Pierre Wensberg (Prisoner, Sayit) – Lead vocals on 3
Chris Demming (Radioactive, Sweetwater) – Harmony vocals on 3

Produced by Lec Zorn
4, 9, 12 co-produced by Michael Riesenbeck
1, 2, 5-8, 10, 11 mixed by Chris Cassetta
4, 9, 12 mixed by Michael Riesenbeck
3 mixed by Tommy Denander
Engineered by Chris Cassetta, Mike Walsh, Michael Riesenbeck, Eric Ragno, Lars Säfsund, Ivan Arnold, Tommy Denander, Sunday Music, Chris Demming, Phil Vincent

Mastered by Eddy Bopp and Ernst van de Kerkhof at Cloud 9 Studio, Sittard, The Netherlands

THE LATEST WORD:

IBITU has reached #8 on the AOR Heaven chart!

Six songs from The Lec Zorn Project are featured in the new comedy movie Downhill, now available on DVD!

Now you can use the music of The Lec Zorn Project as the ringtone of your cellular phones! Available are Play the Game Tonight, The Rush of Passion’s Fire and Second Chance!

Second Chance is featured on the brand new sampler from MelodicRock.com. The sampler is titled MelodicRock.com CD 2 – The Beast Inside and is available for $20, including shipping, anywhere in the world! That’s an outstanding value for this collection of two CDs and 39 songs! Other artists on the album include Soul Sirkus featuring Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo of Journey, Riverdogs featuring Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard and Whitesnake, Gary Moon of Night Ranger, Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses (on Gary Moon’s track), Johnny Edwards of Foreigner (on JK Northup’s track), Mike Tramp of White Lion, Tommy Denander, Johnny Lima and many, many more!

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The Lec Zorn Project also has one song each on two other samplers! The sampler CD Melodic Rock is Back Vol. 3 has been released by Munich’s Hardest Hits and features Lec’s hot rocking song You Keep Me in the Dark! Other artists on the CD include melodic rock legends Jim Peterik of Survivor and Henry Lee Summer!

We just recently decided to get back into the undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina. I have been studying up to see if I can beat the average ACT scores in South Carolina.

And Lec’s mid-tempo blues edged rocker Long Time Coming is on the new MHH sampler Melodic Rock is Back Vol. 4! Also featured on Vol. 4 is James Christian, the lead vocalist of House of Lords, on The V-Project’s track!

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Lec is also featured on the brand new debut album from Dutch melodic rocker Michael Riesenbeck! The album, titled Shouting Silence, features Lec playing synthesizer on the song Heart of Stone. Other guests on the album include Jeff Pilson of Dokken, Tony O’Hora of Praying Mantis and Phil Vincent!

Lec was one of several melodic rockers recently interviewed by Toto Dedication about the legendary Toto. Click here to read Lec’s comments on this one of melodic rock’s most influential bands.

Lec was one of several melodic rockers recently interviewed by Lords of Metal about the problem of illegal downloading. Click here to read Lec’s comments on this very important issue.

Lec Zorn Links

Munich’s Hardest Hits - Visit their web page to order your copy of Melodic Rock is Back Volume 3, featuring my very own You Keep Me in the Dark plus songs from Jim Peterik of SurvivorHenry Lee Summer and 13 other artists! A must have for any melodic rock fan!

melodicrock.com - The definitive source for melodic rock news. This page always has mega-information covering the full spectrum of melodic rock music. I check it at least every 2-3 days.

Heart of the Rock - An essential resource for all melodic rock fans, this page features lots of reviews and interviews, including one with me!

Whiplash - An huge mass of melodic rock information in the Portuguese language!

Ron Paul for United States President 2004 - I am proud to endorse U.S. Rep. Ron Paul for president! Visit this site to sign an online petition to encourage Ron to run!

Sonny Landham - This legendary action film star is running for governor of Kentucky. Because I’m not a resident of that state, I can’t vote for him, but I wish I could! If you can, I encourage you to do so!

Strutter - Another great source for all things associated with melodic rock!

 

The offical Shooting Star home page

Lucky’s Shooting Star page

Jason Peterson’s Shooting Star page

The official David Ragsdale home Page - David was the violinst of my favorite band, Kansas, from 1991-97!

Missy Ross’s David Ragsdale page

Dennis Laffoon’s official home page - this brand new site from Shooting Star’s longtime keyboardist features sound clips from and ordering information about Dennis’s debut solo album, Nothing Left Unsaid!

Dakota’s official home page - this great band features the equally great dummer from my album, the one and only Eli Hludzik! I particularly recommend Dakota to fans of Chicago, Toto , and Little River Band.

Ray’s Music Exchange - the official web site for Eli’s new band, which is experimental and jazz influenced.

Shotgun Symphony - the official home page for this great melodic rock band, featuring my album’s awesome vocalist, Tracy White, also of Intruder.

Tommy Denander - the official home page for this Swedish guitar prodigy who combines hard rock, metal and West Coast influence to create a very unique style of extreme speed and soft rock finesse. He has done lots of session work and has led such projects as Radioactive and Sayit and now I’m pleased to announce that he will be playing on two songs on my debut album! I’m sure he’ll do an awesome job!

Michael Riesenbeck - the official home page for this hot, new Dutch melodic rocker who is currently working on his debut album! He and I have done session work for each other!

Escape Music - this great melodic rock record company is has released albums from Dakota, Intruder and Departure, featuring my album’s blazing guitarist, Mike Walsh, plus a Foreigner tribute, titled, simply, Foreigner Tribute, featuring Mike and Tracy!

Frontiers Records - probably the biggest melodic rock company in the world, it is the home of Shotgun Symphony and dozens of other melodic rockers!

AOR Heaven - this German based company released Dakota’s most recent album, Little Victories, and is an outstanding source for ordering hundreds of melodic rock CDs, including some that feature musicians on my album! Even from across the ocean, I usually get my shipments from this company in about a week! Owner Georg Siegl is a great guy!

Frozen Rain - led by my Belgian pal Kurt Vereecke, this is a hot new melodic rock project whose soon to be released debut album is one of my favorites of the last 10 years.

The Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal - a phenomenally outstanding and extremely comprehensive guide that profiles many thousands of musicians from major stars to people who just did demos! The first edition was released in 1996 and the new edition is in the works! It’s a must have for any fan of any part of the broad spectrum of Swedish rock! And the book’s coodinator, Janne Stark, is seeking information for the next edition!

Streets unofficial page - the only web site, to my knowledge, for longtime Kansas members Steve Walsh‘s and Billy Greer‘s great melodic hard rock band of the early-to-mid 1980s!

Missouri official page - the brand new site for this legendary Southern rock band led by Ron West, the brother of Shooting Star’s Gary West!

Renaissance Records is the home of hot CDs from Shooting Star, Kansas’s Kerry Livgren/AD and David Ragsdale!

Jupiter Coyote - The Official home page for this up-and-coming country rock band! Their brand new CD, Here Be Dragons, features David Ragsdale on the song 150 Years Ago!

Songsearch is an outstanding way to order over 170,000 titles through the ‘net!

Business-Inc.Net - web directory!

Shooting Star Software - my friend Karin Callan is such a die-hard fan that she named her company after the band!

Jimi Jamison - official page - I hope Steve Walsh stays in Kansas forever, but if he ever did quit, this is the guy who I would want to replace him! His band, Survivor, has opened for Kansas numerous times over the years! And their new album, Empires, is a new classic, especially the title track, which is one of my favorite songs of all time!

Alan Case – World Wide Awake Site is the official home page for a hot newcomer who was influenced by Kansas!

The Poetry Alliance of Indy - A great compilation of some of the best poetic talent today, inlcuidng my pal, Ozzy Osbourne impressionist extraordinaire and former Pinko Punko leader Jeff Matheus!

Bambi Lynn’s home page - featuring great art work from a Kansas die-hard!

Bambi Lynn’s Studio - her new and improved home page!

 

Earth Bound New Breed - The offical home page for this innovative acoustic band, which is recording contributions for the upcoming Audio Confessions Kansas tribute CD!

Shades of Dawn - The offical home page for this hot, new progressive rock band from Germany!

Greg Guidry - The offical home page for this West Coast rock legend who had a major international hit in 1982 with Goin’ Down and recently made a triumphant return after 19 years!

Anders Johansson - The home page of this very cool Swedish melodic rock fan!

Billy Graham - Enough said!

New Eden - The home page of this up and coming prog metal band from Los Angeles!

The Iron Maidens - The home page of LA’s all female Iron Maiden tribute band, featuring Melanie Sisneros of New Eden!

Rock For Life - An alliance of rockers united for the extremely important cause of life!

Libertarians for Life - Lots of great right to life resources on this page!

Libertarian Rock - Libertarian rockers joining together to fight for our constitutional rights!

White Diamond rock band - They fought their label and won! Now there is a movie all about it!

Truths That Transform - Lots of cool insight!

Walter Williams - This guy is without a doubt my favorite political writer! I agree with him about 99% of the time and would for him to be president! His syndicated articles can be read on this page! So check them out! You’ll thank me! It’s brilliant stuff!

iAbolish - Walter Williams recommended this site in one of his articles. It is the home page of an organization dedicated to ending the horriffic practice of slavery in many African countries. Sadly, the major media largely ignore these atrocities, so I’m hoping to assist Dr. Williams in getting the word out.

The Constitution of the United States of America - I strongly urge all of your to read and become thoroughly familiar with this brilliant document that sadly is almost completely unknown to most Americans and almost completely ignored by both major parties.

Libertarian Party - And after realizing the way that both major parties have mutilated the Constitution, I strongly urge all of you to join this party, which is attempting to restore it!

Check back soon! And e-mail me and let me know if you would like to trade links!

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