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Melbourne’s Symphonic Metal singer/songwriter Victoria Knight (under the pseudonym Victoria K) on the 5th of May, 2019, released her brand new single "Lacuna" distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Warner Music Group (Australia), which was the first offering from her debut album Essentia.

As a result of being invited to support the Swiss Folk Metal giants Eluveitie Victoria K formed the current band who have adopted the name Victoria K. On the 18th 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.

Victoria K signed to Rockshots Records (Italy) in early 2020 and released their debut album ‘Essentia’ on the 24th of April, 2020. Essentia has received global media attention and the band has been featured in Legacy Magazine (Germany) and Heavy Magazine (Australia) amongst many others.

Essentia debuted at #17 on the Australian iTunes Rock & Metal Charts with the four Music Videos (Lacuna, Forsaken, The Haunting and Matrix) receiving over 230,000 YouTube views.

Victoria K’s ‘Essentia’ won Album of the Year in the Femmetal Awards 2020 and was a finalist in the Best Band and Best Music Video categories and Victoria Knight was a finalist in the Best Operatic Vocals category.

Victoria was also nominated as ‘Best Vocalist’ in the awards named amongst the best vocalists of the genre including Floor Jansen, Elize Ryde, Fabienne Erni and Charlotte Wessels. Victoria K was also nominated in the awards for Song of the Year (Matrix) and Album of the Year (Essentia).

Anders Sandvall of identified Essentia as “one of the strongest debut albums this year” placing the album at #2 on his Best Albums of 2020 and also cited Victoria K as the ‘Best New Band.’

Due to the global pandemic Victoria K was unable to tour so in June, 2020 they played a worldwide Live Stream Show from the studio via Rockshots Twitch Channel and have since released a DVD of the event.

In November 2021, Victoria K commenced their 9 show Australian Tour with shows in Melbourne, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney (sold out), Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Whyalla (sold out) and Broken Hill. Due to Covid the tour was run over three legs with the second in March 2022 and the third leg in April, 2022.​

During lockdown Victoria Knight wrote her second album Kore.  Kore is a concept album based on the Ancient Greek mythological tale of Persephone and details the story through a series of 11 songs. Each song tells a part of the tale with the whole album completing the full story as detailed in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Victoria liaised with experts in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter from Greece, Yiannis Pantazis, to ensure the album fit with the ethos of the mythology.  Victoria interpreted the lyrics through the ancient hymn and interpreted them to convey modern ideas, ideals and issues.

The album contains lyrics and chants sung in Ancinet Greek, to maintain the authenticity of the concept with several passages being taken directly for the Homeric Hymn to Demeter.  The balance of the passages were translated by Ancient Greek Interpreters in Melbourne from lyrics written by Victoria Knight.

The album Kore was released globally on October 14, 2022, through Rockshots Records and with the release came many interviews, reviews and global radio airplay. 

“Great Album” – Martin Howell (Powerplay Magazine) 9/10

“[Victoria’s] vocals are strong, occasionally even exquisite {…} Victoria K are rightful entrants to the Symphonic Prog metal pantheon” – GRM (Prog Magazine)


"Victoria K are refreshingly different and very profound on “Kore”.  Symphonic Metal gets a breath of fresh air here, both lyrically and musically” – Jennifer Richter (Dark Divas) 4.5/5 (Germany)

“…the songwriting is truly masterful […] Kore lives in its own sound dimension…” Daniele Nonsenzo (The metal Observer) 8.5/10


Kore charted on the following charts: -

  • #4 on the Mexico iTunes Rock Album Charts;

  • #5 on the Finland iTunes Rock Album Charts;

  • #11 on the France iTunes Rock Album Charts;

  • #16 on the Mexico iTunes Overall Album Charts;

  • #29 on the Finland iTunes Overall Charts;

  • # 92 France iTunes Overall Album Charts;


In February 2023, Victoria took her band on tour around Australia and played shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide a final show in Broken Hill to be played May.


Victoria K - Vocals

Charlie Curnow - Extreme Vocals

Adyn Young - Guitar

Ethan Colussi - Bass

James Davies - Drums

“Lovers of symphonic metal listen up… because Victoria K is about to put Australia on the map.” – Heavy Magazine

"’s like Evanescence meeting Slipknot in a dark alley and it blows your mind, and eardrums.." - Tsarina Wilson (Ever Metal)

“The latest exciting new talent to emerge from the Melbourne metal scene...” – Sentinel Daily

“Victoria K’s vocals are absolutely brilliant, they're ethereal and infectious” – Buzz Music

“…Victoria K's new album "Essentia" is here to claim the title of the best symphonic metal release of the year!” – Jupiter Variation

“Those who make their debut like this have the potential to get to the top!” (13/15) – Frank “Otti” Van Duren (Legacy Magazine Issue #127)


 “Ethereal, melodic vocals juxtaposed against heavy metal, Victoria K produces a sound not too dissimilar to that of Within Temptation and Evanescence.” – Ditch This Magazine

“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

“She very quickly won over the crowd and with her voice and great tracks like ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Matrix’ it is very easy to see that she will soon be matching it alongside bands like Evanescence and Nightwish.” – Heavy Magazine

“The sense of yearning and resolution in Lacuna is woven with sophistication and skill.” – Hysteria Magazine

“'Lacuna' is an atmospheric track in which Victoria showcases her fantastic voice by switching between delicate verses and powerful choruses with total ease.” – Maniacs

 “’Lacuna’ has so much Metal and so much Gothic in it that you’d want to hear it repeatedly if you’re a Metal fan. The music is sharp and powerful, and the song easily flows into your senses.” - FemMetal

“Generally centred upon mezzo-soprano, her slightly deeper range renders her overall sound more haunting than the apparent stylistic influences such as Nightwish and Evanescence.” – Hysteria Magazine


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