Victor Wooten Is Now Part Of A Progressive Metal Band Called Octavision

first_imgRenowned bassist Victor Wooten has worked in a lot of musical settings, but nobody could have predicted this. Wooten is apparently the bassist for a new project called Octavision, which describes themselves as “progressive rock/metal.”The band, who recently shared a preview of their first track “Three Lives,” features Wooten as part of a five-piece ensemble with keyboardist Steve Weingart, keyboardist Ara Torosyan, drummer Roman Lomtadze and guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan. According to Hovak, the band will release their debut single soon, and follow that up later with a full album.Watch the preview for the band’s first track, “Three Lives,” streaming below.While joining a metal band is certainly unexpected for Wooten, it’s not a total surprise. In his 2006 book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, Wooten talks about how becoming more open-minded allowed him to accept a role playing in a bluegrass-influenced band. That group, of course, is Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, and their unique fusion of bluegrass and jazz proved to be one of Wooten’s most well-known roles.As for Octavision, we’re liking what we see from Wooten already. To learn more about the band, we fortunately have a recently-shared note from guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, who goes in-depth on the band, their origins, and their future plans. Read it below:Hello Everyone,First off, thank you all SO much for the kind words about what you have seen thus far. It’s very exciting for me to see such a positive reaction to just the teaser! I’m humbled and thankful. Secondly, I’d like to briefly introduce myself and the band. My name is Hovak, I am the guitarist, founder and primary composer of Octavision. Octavision is a project bringing together many different influences, elements, and styles of music from around the world. I am also humbled and honored to be part of a band that has some of the best musicians in the world, each brining their own unique individual performance style and virtuosity to the table. With that, I am happy to announce that the music video for our first single, “Three Lives”, will officially be released tomorrow, September 13th, 2016, at 6:00 pm pacific time on YouTube. The song will also be available for purchase tomorrow on first, and then across all digital distribution channels such as iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, for purchase and streaming next week. Stay tuned to this page for more news. And lastly, for those wondering if this is a one-off project or not, I’d like you to know that this is a real project and there are more songs and releases to follow. So thanks again for all the great feedback and kind words and stay tuned for the official release of our first single for now and more music in the future. – HovakWe can’t wait for more from Octavision! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the band’s debut single…last_img read more


Lady Bulldogs Split Battle With Lady Cats

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost an exciting and hard-fought game to Franklin County 27-23 in double overtime.The Bulldogs played aggressive basketball on both sides of the floor.  However, the difference in the game was free throws with the Wildcats going 9 for 14 while the Bulldogs went 0-5.   Hinners led the team in scoring with 8 points; followed by Rachel Lamping with 7 points; Billie Puente with 4 points; and Alyssa Nobbe and Elaney McGuire with 2 points each.The Lady Bulldogs finish the regular season with a 5-8 record and will start tournament play Monday night vs. South Ripley at home 5:30 pm.  Come out and support the Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs increased their record to 10 wins against 3 loses with a 46 – 34 win over the Lady Wildcats of Franklin County.  The Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to create turnovers that lead to easy points.  Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Emma Weiler, who lead all scorers, with 25.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Ava Hanson with 6, Megan Meyer added 5, Makayla Granger scored 4, Tiffany Hawker and Madelyn Pohlman each tallied 2, and Jadyn Harrington and Cora Deputy each added 1 point.  The Lady Wildcats were lead by Josie Rolfes with 16.  Other scoring for the Lady Wildcats were Kiersten Schell with 10, Kassidy Schell added 5, Maegan Pearson scored 2 and Allison Andrè had 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs open the SEI Tournament on Monday night by hosting the South Ripley Lady Raiders.  The 7th grade game will tipoff at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more