Today HEAVY Magazine is premiering Australia’s Victoria K‘s new video “Forsaken” featuring Sheri Vengeance in support of the forthcoming debut album Essentia – out April 24, 2020, via Rockshots Records.
“‘Forsaken’ is written about when you turn away from your beliefs and you lose your morals and your way in life. Your thoughts become clouded and unclear while you search for guidance and clarity. Feeling lost, angry and unsure of how and what you are before finding your way again which lifts the veil and gives you clear vision and direction again.” – Victoria K
Essentia Out April 24, 2020
Essentia was produced by Lee Bradshaw and features special guest Michalina Malisz (Eluveitie).
More about Victoria K:
The Melbourne singer/songwriter has made her mark on the rock and metal scene with the release of her debut single “Monster” in 2016, featuring guitar work by Brett Garsed (John Farnham Band) along with her 2019 follow up track “Lacuna” distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Warner Music Group (Australia) and is the lead single off the upcoming album.
The single garnered a lot of media praise and created an opportunity for Victoria K to support Swiss folk metal giants Eluveitie for their May 2019 tour date in Melbourne, a performance that had the crowd chanting for an encore.
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 band is looking forward to collaborating on future releases and is now heavily focused on the release of this debut full length in April.
Victoria K says of the album, “I really hope that when our fans and new listeners hear the album they can all find something that they connect with on a deeper level. Whether that connection is found from within the music itself or from specific lyrics, I really hope they find something familiar, which can connect them to some experience they have had, invoking memories and feelings, eliciting an emotional response.”
Victoria K 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 on Twitter and led to a meeting of talents when the American power metal band found themselves in Melbourne during their 2018 ‘The Shadow Theory’ Australian tour.