Melbourne’s Symphonic Metal singer/songwriter Victoria K released her debut single “Monster” in 2016, featuring guitar work by Brett Garsed. “Monster” brought with it radio play nationwide and in the UK and earned Victoria space among the Top 5 Finalists for the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards and second place in the
Australian Songwriting Association competition in the Youth category.
Victoria completed work on her debut album in 2019 and recorded co-lead vocals with Malaysian symphonic power metal band Silent Angel. On the 5th of May, 2019, Victoria K released her brand new single “Lacuna” distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Warner Music Group (Australia), which was the first offering from the debut
“Victoria K is an emerging force in Melbourne’s gothic and symphonic metal scene. With her
hauntingly powerful voice and stormy songwriting, Victoria K’s music balances at the nexus of dark
fragility and empowering strength.” – Hysteria Magazine
This young talent’s songwriting and compositional influences include Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish and Kamelot amongst other current bands in the European Metal scene and her music has been likened to be a blend of these influences. Victoria has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube with her own original creations and through featured videos alongside a number of talented musicians covering a plethora of songs.
Victoria K’s covers include Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”, Nightwish’s “Last Ride of the Day”, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”
and Kamelot’s “Insomnia”, the latter of which received attention from the band themselves onTwitter and led to a meeting of talents when the American power metal band found themselves in
Melbourne on their 2018 ‘The Shadow Theory’ Australian tour.
As a result of being invited to support the Swiss Folk Metal giants Eluveitie Victoria K searched Melbourne for the best musicians and brought them together to form the band, “Victoria K”. On the
18 th of May 2019, Victoria K played the main support for Eluveitie at their Melbourne show and produced a performance that had the crowd chanting for an encore.
“She very quickly won over the crowd and with her voice and great tracks like ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Matrix’ itis very easy to see that she will soon be matching it alongside bands like Evanescence and
Nightwish.” – Heavy Magazine
Victoria K signed to Rockshots Records in early 2020 and released their debut album ‘Essentia’ on the 24th of April, 2020 through Rockshots Records (Italy), which features artists including Michalina
Malisz of Eluveitie. Essentia has received global media attention and the band has been featured in Legacy Magazine (Germany), Heavy Magazine (Australia) amongst others.
Essentia debuted at #17 on the Australian iTunes Rock & Metal Charts. The band released four singles – Lacuna, Forsaken, The Haunting, and Matrix, the later which has received over 137,000
YouTube views. They have also released a visualizer video of Mist Filled Sky. All the videos can be viewed on Rockshots Records YouTube Channel or on Victoria K’s YouTube Channel.
Due to the global pandemic, the band has been unable to tour so in June 2020 they played a worldwide Live Stream Show from the studio via Rockshots Rercords Twitch Channel.