George Ochoa

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George Rene Ochoa
Birth name George Rene Ochoa[1]
Born (1962-04-29) April 29, 1962 (age 55)
Origin Hollywood, California
Genres Christian metal,[2] heavy metal, thrash metal, progressive metal[3]
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitars, keyboards
Years active 1987-present
Associated acts

George Ochoa (born April 29, 1962) is an American guitarist that started in 1987.

Background

Ochoa began his musical career with the power metal band, Recon with Rey Parra (formerly of Sacred Warrior).[4] Recon went on for a few years until 1990. Before Recon disbanded, Ochoa joined the thrash metal band, Deliverance.[5] and recorded on the most influential of the Deliverance discography, Weapons of Our Warfare in 1990 and What a Joke in 1991. He left the band in 1991 after the recording of What a Joke. Ochoa then went on to perform with Vengeance Rising as a live guitarist in 1992. The band only had two official members at that time, the infamous Roger Martinez and drummer Johnny Vasquez. He performed with them until the band disbanded later that year. In 1994, Ochoa resurfaced with Mortification, the Australian death metal, on their album Primitive Rhythm Machine in 1995 as their guitarist and keyboardist. In 1996, Ochoa left the band. Since his departure, he has remained silent. In 2010, Ochoa played with Jimmy P. Brown II's side-project Jupiter VI.[6] In 2013, Ochoa formed a supergroup with Rey Parra, Johnny Gonzales, and Todd Libby.[7] Ochoa later on re-joined Deliverance several years later in 2014 with Victor Macias and Jim Chaffin.[5] In 2017, it was announced that Ochoa had departed from Deliverance yet a second time, being replaced by Glenn Rogers, who had originally been replaced by Ochoa.[8][9]

Discography

Deliverance

Recon

  • Recon (1989)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (1990)
  • Recon '90 (1990)
  • Live at Cornerstone 2001 (2001)

Mortification

Worldview

  • The Chosen Few (2015)

Vengeance Rising

Personal life

Ochoa has been married to his wife Denise Malik Ochoa since 2001. They currently reside in Santa Clarita, CA.

References

  1. ^ Simms, Kelley (June 1, 2015). "WORLDVIEW - From Death Brings Life". Brave Words. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rockwell, Andrew. "Interview with George Ochoa of Worldview". Angelic Warlord. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ thrashboy (August 19, 2015). "An Interview with 'George Ochoa' and 'Rey Parra' of 'Worldview'". The Metal Resource. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Pelt, Doug Van (November 1, 1990). "Recon: American glam metal band seeking to glorify the Lord". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Metal Report - December 2014". The Metal Priest. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Pelt, Doug Van (September 1, 2010). "Up From the Ashes III: A Concert Review". HM Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Former Deliverance, Sacred Warrior, Vengeance Members Join Forces In WORLDVIEW". Blabbermouth.net. December 4, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Brown II, Jimmy (September 7, 2017). "Deliverance Rises Again". Heaven's Metal Magazine. Interview with Doug Van Pelt. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  9. ^ Beard, Mason (September 7, 2017). "Glenn Rogers returns to Deliverance". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
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