Victor Wooten is Releasing a Progressive Metal Album


Outside of metal circles, bassist Victor Wooten — best known as a longtime member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones — is the kind of player that other musicians completely lose their shit over. The way nerdy metalheads look up to Devin Townsend as their lord and savior, and aspiring guitarists hold John Petrucci in the highest regard, Wooten is that guy for bass players of a certain ilk. He’s a legend.

So while I haven’t heard of guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, drummer Roman Lomtadze or keyboardists Steve Weingart and Ara Torosyan, I’m sure Wooten has surrounded himself with world-class musicians who are more than up for the task of creating superb progressive metal. A 45-second teaser from the new group, dubbed Octavision, confirms it — this thing is gonna rip. If you’re into heavier instrumental fusion like T.R.A.M. and Trioscapes, or even just progressive metal in general, you’re surely gonna dig it.

No word on an album yet; for now all we know is the teased song “Three Lives.” Watch below.

[via Metal Injection]

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