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Thu
26
Nov

WORLDVIEW - The Chosen Few (Review)

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content: 
80%
Produced By: 
George Rene Ochoa
Running Time: 
51
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Metal
Label: 
Ulterium
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Release Year: 
2015
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The American melodic metal, semi-progressive band Worldview features members from bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.
Then there’s a few guest spots that will show up on metal fans’ radars - Oz Fox (Stryper); Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) and Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) dropping in some violin and piano.
 
There’s a lot of musical texture here – some Indian percussion and acoustic string instruments; to dark and heavy guitars; a few vocal growls and some fine old school soloing too.
Vocalist Rey Parra has a strong presence for metal and at times gives me a Jamie LaBrie vibe. The higher register an obvious pointer.
 
What I like most is the variation within the album. There’s a nice mix of faster, slower, dark and heavy and more melodic tunes across the 50 minutes/10 tracks.
Highlights for me include the commercial Back In Time and Walk Through Fire; the more high-powered metallers Illusions Of Love and Prisoner Of Pain.
The Chosen Few is the album’s big epic track and the only time things slow down for a ballad.

A solid album in a crowded genre. Well worth investigating for fans of melodic metal and vocalists with a higher range.
Score: 
80
 
Wed
27
May

WORLDVIEW - The Chosen Few (Showcase)

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Release Year: 
2015
The Chosen Few
Produced By: 
George Rene Ochoa
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
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Worldview formed in Los Angeles when George Rene Ochoa (Deliverance, Recon, Vengeance Rising) and Rey Parra (Sacred Warrior) spoke soon after their mutual friend Rick Macias (Sacred Warrior) passed away. He had always encouraged them to form a band together and though they were miles apart, Rick thought that it would be a great collaboration.  Regrettably, he passed away before this would ever take place.  So George and Rey decided to form this union to honor their friend and thus Worldview was born. The lineup includes the addition of John Gonzales (Recon, Deliverance) on drums and Todd Libby on bass guitar and keyboards. Ronson Webster also joined them as co-songwriter and background vocal guru.  The Worldview unit was now complete.
 
The band took to the studio and recorded two songs that received a tremendous response on the Internet.  The band quickly reached #3 on the Reverbnation Metal Charts. Soon after, they announced the release of their full-length record that was to be released and it was hailed the “Most anticipated release of 2014” by several critics and fans.  Various delays have set that date back but it is now slated for a 2015 release.
The Worldview first release will be entitled “The Chosen Few” and it promises to deliver high energy and melodic power metal to the eagerly awaiting metal-listening community throughout the planet.
 
This release is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.  Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) from the country of Latvia, dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.
 
Mixed and mastered by the infamous Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Tourniquet, Trouble, Armored Saint, Deliverance) and produced by George Rene Ochoa, this record promises to deliver the metal goods.  The last time these two worked together was for the legendary Deliverance “Weapon’s Of Our Warfare” record.
 
George recalls, “It has been a pleasure working with everyone on this project. I feel that all bring their unique flavors to the table. Ronson Webster has been a great asset as a co-writer and an awesome background vocalist. Oz Fox was so gracious to do a lead (and a great flashy one!) in the midst of his busy schedule with Stryper. Les Carlsen came into my studio and nailed the vibe that we needed.  He is a great brother and phenomenal vocalist.  Jimmy P. Brown and I have remained friends over the years and he is one of the most talented people that I know.  What a great background vocal Jimmy recorded! Larry Farkas is one of my really good friends and an awesome guitar player.  It was only natural for me to include him. 
 
Armand Meinbardis is another busy musician that everyone wants to use.  He is way beyond me and it is an honor to have him play on this record. Niki Bente was a referral by another friend Ray Vidal. She came into the studio, and added that female touch the record needed.  Finally, Bill Metoyer is one of the nicest people on the planet to work with. His ear is impeccable which makes him an outstanding mix engineer. He really helped me to sculpt this Worldview record to be all that it could be.  I would work with Bill again anytime.”
Worldview is currently gearing up for a live show and they are finishing filming and editing their music videos which are to debut sometime in 2015.
With all of this talent and history, Worldview “The Chosen Few” debut album is a must listen for all true fans of metal. www.worldviewmetal.com
 
line-up:
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals
 
Special guests
Oz Fox [Stryper] – Lead guitar on "Back in Time" (2nd lead)
Les Carlsen [Bloodgood] – Bridge vocals on "The Chosen Few"
Larry Farkas [ex. Vengeance Rising] – Lead guitar on "Prisoner of Pain" (1st lead)
Jimmy P Brown II [Deliverance] - BGV on "The Mirror" (2nd and 3rd chorus)
Ronson Webster - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Armand Melnbardis [Rob Rock] - Piano on "The Chosen Few", Violin on "Back in Time"
Niki Bente - Female vocals on "The Chosen Few"
 
Produced by: George Rene Ochoa
Mixed and mastered by: Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]
Artwork by: Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn]
 
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Thu
07
May

WORLDVIEW: "Illusions Of Love" Music Video Released

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Friday, April 10, 2015
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The US melodic metal band WORLDVIEW just released a music video for the track "Illusions of Love" online. Their upcoming debut album "The Chosen Few" will be released on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through M24 Music Group.

The video was directed by Ray Espinoza for VRE Multi-Media.

Worldview features members from iconic bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.

"The Chosen Few" is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals. Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.

The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn] and the album was mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]

Check out an album teaser at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8oZTM-wCmZY
"The Chosen Few" can be pre-ordered at the bands website: www.worldviewmetal.com

Worldview line-up:
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals

"The Chosen Few" track listing
01. Mortality
02. Illusions of Love
03. Back in Time
04. The Mirror
05. Why?
06. Prisoner of Pain
07. Two Wonders
08. Walk Through Fire
09. The Chosen Few
10. The Last Cry

Worldview online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldviewmetal
Website: http://www.worldviewmetal.com

 
Fri
10
Apr

WORLDVIEW "Mortality" Lyric Video Released

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Friday, April 10, 2015
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The US melodic metal band WORLDVIEW just released a lyric video for the track "Mortality" online. Their upcoming debut album "The Chosen Few" will be released on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through M24 Music Group.

Worldview features members from iconic bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.

"The Chosen Few" is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals. Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.

The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn] and the album was mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]

Check out an album teaser at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8oZTM-wCmZY
"The Chosen Few" can be pre-ordered at the bands website: www.worldviewmetal.com

Worldview line-up:
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals

"The Chosen Few" track listing
01. Mortality
02. Illusions of Love
03. Back in Time
04. The Mirror
05. Why?
06. Prisoner of Pain
07. Two Wonders
08. Walk Through Fire
09. The Chosen Few
10. The Last Cry

Worldview online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldviewmetal
Website: http://www.worldviewmetal.com

 
Thu
19
Mar

WORLDVIEW Release Debut Album 'The Chosen Few' May 22

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Friday, May 22, 2015
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The debut album entitled "The Chosen Few" from the US melodic metal band WORLDVIEW will be released on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through M24 Music Group.

Worldview features members from iconic bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.

"The Chosen Few" is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.

Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.

The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn] and the album was mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]

Check out an album teaser at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8oZTM-wCmZY

"The Chosen Few" can be pre-ordered at the bands website: www.worldviewmetal.com

Worldview line-up
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals

"The Chosen Few" track listing
01. Mortality
02. Illusions of Love
03. Back in Time
04. The Mirror
05. Why?
06. Prisoner of Pain
07. Two Wonders
08. Walk Through Fire
09. The Chosen Few
10. The Last Cry

Worldview online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldviewmetal
Website: http://www.worldviewmetal.com

 
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