Melbourne’s Symphonic Metal singer/songwriter Victoria Knight (under the pseudonym 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 a space among the Top 5 Finalists for the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards and second place in the Australian Songwriting Association competition.
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 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’s debut album was released on the 24th of April, 2020 and features artists including Michalina Malisz of Eluveitie.
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 Metalgoddesses.com 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 metalgoddesses.com awards for Song of the Year (Matrix) and Album of the Year (Essentia).
Anders Sandvall of Metal-rules.com 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.
Essentia has been cited in over a dozen ‘Albums of the Year’ end of year lists globally and Victoria K have also been recognised as the Breakthrough Artist of the year by the Metal Female Voices Community. Metal Female Voices also recognised Victoria as one of the best young metal singers and ranked her at #2 in their “Top 50 Rock & Metal Female Singers Of All Time – 2020”
Victoria has been involved in dozens of live interviews on radio stations globally as well as in excess of 50 written interviews for media outlets. Most recently Victoria was interviewed by ‘Digital Tour Bus’ who have interviewed artists such as Amaranthe, Within Temptation and Zara Larsson.
Victoria K - Vocals
Julia Mammone - Guitar
Martin Kawaler - Bass
James Davies - Drums