1. Joseph Gates here, from the early 2000s NOLA Hardcore Punk band The Faeries. Victoria was one of my biggest influences. Her amazing performances always inspired me to take things further as a vocalist. I saw DAMAD on my birthday before I was 21. The other guys in the band were partying (it was the bassists birthday as well, June 14th), and she hung out with a young teenage me and talked with me for a couple hours outside the venue. I later realized that she wasn’t partying because she was pregnant. We talked about Rudimentary Peni, Amebix, Profane Existance, art, and whatever else came up. Her performance that night was amazing, a guttural exorcism equal to the visceral power of being in the ground zero of a bomb blast. They performed tracks from their Prank record LP “Burning Cold” as well as material from their amazing split with the band Meatjack. The day after the performance, I remember thinking to myself that I wished I was still at that show, that I could return to that night somehow. Just an awesome performance, and an awesome, calming presence.
    Rest well, Victoria, you are loved and respected. Your power is not forgotten.

  2. Joseph Gates here, from the early 2000s NOLA Hardcore Punk band The Faeries. Victoria was one of my biggest influences. Her amazing performances always inspired me to take things further as a vocalist. I saw DAMAD on my birthday before I was 21. The other guys in the band were partying (it was the bassists birthday as well, June 14th), and she hung out with a young teenage me and talked with me for a couple hours outside the venue. I later realized that she wasn’t partying because she was pregnant. We talked about Rudimentary Peni, Amebix, Profane Existance, art, and whatever else came up. Her performance that night was amazing, a guttural exorcism equal to the visceral power of being in the ground zero of a bomb blast. They performed tracks from their Prank record LP “Burning Cold” as well as material from their amazing split with the band Meatjack. The day after the performance, I remember thinking to myself that I wished I was still at that show, that I could return to that night somehow. Just an awesome performance, and an awesome, calming presence.
    Rest well, Victoria, you are loved and respected. Your power is not forgotten.

  3. I remember playing a few bay area gilman shows with damad back in the late 90s
    At the time it was great to see a female vocalist fronting a heavy sludge band like damad. I dont remember if i had a actual conversation with Victoria but what i can tell is that she was a fellow sojourner.
    Rip
    Paul barfo -godstomper

  4. I remember playing a few bay area gilman shows with damad back in the late 90s
    At the time it was great to see a female vocalist fronting a heavy sludge band like damad. I dont remember if i had a actual conversation with Victoria but what i can tell is that she was a fellow sojourner.
    Rip
    Paul barfo -godstomper

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