• Vocalist • Model • Writer • Activist •
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• Performer • Promoter •
Welcome to the official Damiana K. profile for VampireFreaks.com.
"Don't I know you from somewhere?"
It's very possible!
I've been photographed, filmed, recorded, painted, drawn, printed, quoted and toured around the US and UK numerous times over. I'm credited under several names and run the gamut as far as genre and versatility are concerned.
Horror Punk aficionados will likely recognise me as Nurse Darkstar (or Nurse Damiana) from Dr. Chud's X-Ward
, Chud's most current project following his departure from The Misfits. I've also been seen wandering about with the likes of Sardonica, Blitzkid, The Independents and some others.
Fans of bands such as Android Lust
and I, Parasite
may know me from gigs and events where they have played, as I have been working as a representative for the DARKVISIONMEDIA
label since 2003.
Anyone who happens to be fortunate enough to own the most recent CD released by Android Lust (entitled "Devour, Rise and Take Flight"
) will have heard a sample of my voice on track #10. ;)
I've also tabled for Ego Likeness
on the odd occasion and have numerous other ties and affiliations within the Darkwave/Industrial circuit.
I model professionally and have been doing so since childhood. I also have an extensive background in corporate spokesmodel work, so if you've been an avid attendee of concerts, sporting or club events in any major city, you may recognise me as a brand ambassador for something or other. Currently I am working as chairperson and ambassador for Lorax Community
, an education and community outreach project which teaches everyday people how to cultivate, harvest and prepare their own food. It also focuses on foraging and wildcrafting as part of the experience program, which is leading us rapidly into the expansive and wonderful world of permaculture...
Several of the photos contained within this gallery may also seem familiar, as many of them have been used for various printed and web publications, others from movies as well as advertisements, public service announcements and other random footage from programs shown on television* and music video.
I have also been the subject of various paintings, drawings and some comic book-related art.
In addition to all of the above I also do quite a bit of writing, blogging and freelance work as an editor.
*Random fact: I have never actually seen any of the footage taken from televised media programs or newsclips as I do not own a television.
Here's a brief rundown of details relating to the above:
Classically trained vocalist with additional training on guitar and keys. Background in musical theatre, ensemble and solo performance. Current styles of interest include rock, jazz, synth/electro/industrial and the occasional classical project.
Ballroom trained with experience in modern, jazz and also some bellydance.
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• Jewellery •
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• Occasional Runway •
Representative for Dark Vision Media (Android Lust & I, Parasite) since 2003.
Creative and technical writing as well as copy editing. My professional background consists mostly of handling legal documentation, fact checking and editorial work for a nationally published corporate magazine. I am also an avid reader and am always interested in gaining more editorial assignments. Areas of interest include: biography, wellness and health, current world events and politics, history, environmental issues, spirituality/religion/the occult, animals, fine art and philosophy.
[Vegan] Raw foodist;
Gourmet food preparation, personal chef and lifestyle coaching.
Environmental and animal advocate/caretaker, nutritional educator and extremely outspoken adversary of Codex Alimentarius
Fixture in the NYC Darkwave & Horrorpunk scenes.
Performer, promoter, overall active participant.
Edgy, analytical, sometimes overly political...
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Stay tuned for further transmissions...