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A week after it was unveiled, Victor Wooten has weighed in on his role in the new prog-metal project Octavision. The group, which is the brainchild of guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, has garnered loads of attention since releasing a single song, “Three Lives“.
“Although I enjoyed playing on this song, please know that Octavision is not my band,” Wooten wrote on his Facebook page. “Octavision is not a band at all. We were all hired by Hovak Alaverdyan (the guitarist and composer) to play on one song. I love the song; I love the writing; and I loved the challenge of playing on it, but I don’t want to be misrepresented only to help promote it. I love Hovak Alaverdyan and his family. We are longtime friends. He’s an amazing guitarist, and I’m sure the rest of his music (once completed) will be just as amazing. But I don’t know who the other musicians will be.”
The bass legend went on to say that fans can expect a new trio project featuring drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. “We’ll be touring in Europe this November starting in Milan on November 1 & 2. We’ll release the record and tour throughout the U.S. in 2017.”
Be sure to check out Wooten’s website for more details.