Victim Mentality formed in Seoul, South Korea in 2009 and play a fun and powerful mix of ‘80s-inspired heavy metal and glam metal.
Originally started as a duo, the members took their time crafting material for their first EP, “Magic Finger,” writing the songs in 2009 and 2010 and recording them in 2012 and 2013. In February 2013, bassist Scorpion joined the band and in July 2013 Victim Mentality finally made their live debut. Not yet having a drummer, they relied on a drum machine for their initial gigs until finally finding a drummer in February 2014.
Wanting their wardrobe to fit with their sound, Victim Mentality adopted a look that pays homage to metal’s heyday. And to keep audiences further entertained, flamboyant frontman Krocodile often brandishes a bullwhip while delivering his impassioned wails. Quickly winning over fans and capturing the attention of the Korean music industry, in May 2014 – less than a year after their first live show – the group played at Seoul’s Green Plugged festival and later that summer appeared at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival.
In March 2015, Victim Mentality played their first overseas gigs at South by Southwest (SXSW) in the United States
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