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Rockshots Records: Australia's VICTORIA K Premieres Video 'Forsaken'; Album "Essentia" Out April 24

Rockshots Records: Australia's VICTORIA K New Music Video 'The Haunting' Debut Album "Essentia" Out April 24, 2020

Australia's Victoria K is sharing their new video 'The Haunting' in support of the forthcoming debut album "Essentia"due out April 24, 2020 via Rockshots Records. The full length was produced by Lee Bradshaw and features special guest Michalina Malisz (Eluveitie).  Victoria K adds about the track: "'The Haunting' is about a tortured past that relentlessly plays on your thoughts and keeps you captive at that point in time. These memories and thoughts haunt you continuously until you can learn to let go of them, if you ever can. Only when you do let go of these torturing thoughts and feelings can you actually move forward again."  

The video can be viewed here:

Streaming links: Spotify: iTunes (Instant Download): PRE SAVE: 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 adds: "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's talented songwriting and compositional influences include Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish and Kamelot amongst other current bands in the European metal scene and her music have been likened to be a blend of these influences. 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. Other Videos:

Track Listing: 1. Freedom Uncharted (feat. Sheri Vengeance) (4:37) 2. Surreal (3:30) 3. Forsaken (feat. Sheri Vengeance) (3:23) 4. Matrix (feat. Sheri Vengeance) (3:45) 5. Shroud of Solitude (feat. Michalina Malisz – Eluveitie) (3:33) 6. The Haunting (3:47) 7. Freaks (2:40) 8. Mist Filled Sky (3:46) 9. Humanity (2:58) 10. Lacuna (4:53) Album Length: 36:5

Band Line-Up: Victoria K - Vocals Sheri Vengeance - Extreme Vocals (Black Like Vengeance, ex. Ne Obliviscaris) Julia Mammone – Guitar (Enlight) Martin Kawaler – Bass (Black Like Vengeance, ex. Ten Thousand)

James Davies - Drums Album Credits:

Produced by Lee Bradshaw for Bradshaw Music Productions

Arrangements by Victoria K and Lee Bradshaw

Orchestra composed and arranged by Lee Bradshaw Vocals - Victoria K

Guitars - Brett Garsed

Drums - Gerry Pantazis

Bass - Rich Panaia*

*except “Lacuna” - Chris Rourke

Keys, Piano, Synth and Sound Design - Lee Bradshaw

Hurdy Gurdy on “Shroud of Solitude” - Michalina Malisz from Eluveitie

Feature Vocal on “Freedom Unchartered”, “Forsaken” and “Matrix” - Sheri Vengeance

Orchestra - Budapest Scoring Orchestra, conducted by Zoltán Pad

Orchestra engineered by Dénes Rédly

Orchestral contractor - Bálint Sapszon For more info: “Lovers of symphonic metal listen up… because Victoria K is about to put Australia on the map.” – Heavy Magazine

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

“The sense of yearning and resolution in Lacuna is woven with sophistication and skill.” – 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 likeEvanescence and Nightwish.” – Heavy 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

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

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