Nightwish, Kamelot, Eluveitie, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation have many fans, while there are many band in the same genre that are not necessarily is so well-known yet but very good. The Australian band Victoria K is one of these, and next month they will release their debut album Essentia. The track Forsaken Feat. Sheri Vengeance
The album was produced by Lee Bradshaw, and features special guest Michalina Malisz from the above mentioned band Eluveitie. Although the album was originally a solo project, it has now developed into the current band structure with each member bringing their own energy and experience to the collective.
The Melbourne singer/songwriter Victoria K made her mark on the rock and metal scene with the release of her debut single Monste’ back in 2016, featuring guitar work by Brett Garsed (John Farnham Band) along with her 2019 follow-up track Lacuna.
Victoria K states: «Essentia’ is Latin for Essence. Essence is the indispensable quality of something that determines its very nature or character. So I guess the album as a whole tries to tackle and define the very nature of humanity. In a way, I’m trying to unravel the complexity of human essence and emotion. It all hopefully leads to being struck by a moment of sonder – therefore the realization that everyone, including strangers, has a life as complex as our own, despite our lack of awareness of it».
Hysteria Magazine states, «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».