Vic Anselmo

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Vic Anselmo at the Castle Party in 2009
Vic Anselmo at the Gothic & Fantasy Fair in 2012
Vic Anselmo performing live on stage
Vic Anselmo on tour in Mexico

Vic Anselmo (born 1985 as Viktorija Kukule in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian singer-songwriter who lives in Bochum, Germany.[1] Starting out as a performer of gothic metal, Vic performed with her own band throughout her whole career amongst co-operations with several other musicians.

After she moved to Germany, Vic decided to adjust her performance to the singer-songwriter genre. Vic finds her inspiration for her self-written music in bands, artists and composers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Lisa Gerrard, Edvard Grieg, Queen, Alice in Chains, Tom Waits, and Devin Townsend. Her music accounts for the way to express her emotions by solely using her voice that is often referred to as "stunning". Her albums, with a wide range from sensitive ballads to shades of blues and folk, are often themed on her state of mind at that time. Her artist name is derived from the surname of Phil Anselmo, singer of the American metal band Pantera which she was a fan of in her youth.

Career[edit]

Throughout her career, Vic was also involved in several interesting co-operations with the likes of Mick Moss (Antimatter), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Duncan Patterson (ex-Anathema) amongst others.

In 2006 she released a demo-CD named Beverly.[2] Later she released two CD's Trapped in a Dream (2008) and In My Fragile (2011). The latter album was released by Danse Macabre Records.

In 2011 she was the opening act for the dark wave band Deine Lakaien.[3][4]

On 2 October 2015 her new album Who Disturbs The Water[5] was released.

Festivals and tours[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Backyard Novelties (Digital EP), 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Latvian) "Meitene no Latvijas Vic Anselmo pelna naudu, muzicējot Vācijā". tvnet.lv. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ (in Latvian) "Vic Anselmo miegā ceļo citu cilvēku sapņos!". tvnet.lv. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ (in German) Krohm, Jens (14 February 2011). "Deine Lakaien: Melancholie verleiht Flügel". Westdeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  4. ^ (in German) Detlefsen, Ole (19 February 2011). "Andacht statt Ekstase". Eßlinger Zeitung. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  5. ^ (in German) ""Who Disturbs The Water": Neues Album von Vic Anselmo / Crowdfunding & Video". Sonic Seducer. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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