In The Cellar – Vajra

One of the newest features here at Spitfire and Kickazz is we can feature your band on many different platforms.  “Must-See Act…Vajra”  
VajraVajra’s ‘Inside The Flame’…the longest tenured video on the Countdown….”  “It’s time to get to know Vajra.” – Chad Childers, Loudwire

“Most underrated bands on the Loudwire Music Festival…one to watch and hear….” – Patricia Jones, AXS

“sinister, sprawling, and stately featuring booming, tribal drums, ominous synths and lucent, spiraling guitars…[w]hat further sets them apart is the East Indian mysticism that pervades thanks to Pinna’s hypnotic, Classical Hindustani-tinged singing…”-Mark Suppanz, The Big Takeover Magazine

“Vajra marries the sound of eastern India with the abrasive, melodic infrastructure of progressive rock. Since playing their first show in 2011, Vajra has been captivating the NYC music scene with their eyebrow raising theatrical antics and uncanny sound. [Their] live show is like a cathartic punch in the face.”-Greg Mania, Creem Magazine

“…an innovative nexus of melodic prog, world beat and hypnotic eastern vibes, delivered with dramatic panache.”-Nick Tate, Progression Magazine

Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher, Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound.

Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Their debut album “Pleroma” was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12). Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male) and includes Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

HIGHLIGHTS

• “Inside The Flame (Rapid Oxidation Mix)” Longest Tenured Video on Loudwire Battle Royale Top 10 Rock & Metal Video Countdown

• Rolling Stone Magazine names Vajra “Must-See Act” at Loudwire Music Festival 2015

• “Inside The Flame (Rapid Oxidation Mix)”  – exclusive debut by Loudwire Magazine

• “Inside The Flame (Rapid Oxidation Mix)” – Top 10 Loudwire Battle Royale Video Countdown (8 weeks )

• “Inside The Flame (Rapid Oxidation Mix)” – added to rotation at KGRR/Dubuque, KTED/Casper, KAZY/Cheyenne, KROW/Cody, Radio 106, Rock Rage Radio, KEYJ/Abilene, KJML/Joplin, KFML/Little Falls, KHAD/Upton, KXPZ/Las Cruces, Rocket Online, WECL/Eau Claire, KMZK/Grand Junction, KQDI/Great Falls, WPNT/Villa Rica

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane Radio

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – #37 Under the Radar Chart (1/13/15)

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – added to rotation at WOBG/Fairmont, WKKI/Celina, KZND/Anchorage, KEYJ/Abilene, WGBF/Evansville, KJML/Joplin, KGRR/Dubuque, WOBJ/Fairmont, KAZY/Cheyenne, KFML/Little Falls, KHAD/Upton, KHWL/Altus, KMZK/Grand Junction, KOZE/Lewiston, KQDI/Great Falls, KROW/Cody, KRWN/Farmington, KTED/Casper, KTRX/Ardamore, KXPZ/Las Cruces, WECL/Eau Claire, and WPNT/Villa Rica, Rockfile Radio Ice, Radio 106, WPNY, Rock 939 and Hard N’ Heavy Radio

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – #1 for 2 consecutive weeks (10/6/14 & 10/13/14) on Rockfile Radio Ice

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – #30 Most Requested Songs of 2014 on Rockfile Radio Ice

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” – Winner 103 WGBF Rocktagon New Song Battle against Le Projet “Head Down” (Members of Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase)

• Loudwire Music Festival 2015

• Reverbnation #3 and Top 10 (several weeks)

• “Blind (Blood Mix)” in World’s 1st E-Novel with Music ‘H8 Society – How an Atomic Fart Saved the World’ 2015

• Direct Support for Screaming For Silence, Saving Abel and opening for Eve To Adam, I-Exist

• “Inside The Flame” – #12 out of Top 50 Songs of 2013 Rockfile Radio Ice

• “Inside The Flame” video selected to play Radio KSCR’s Third Annual Music Video Festival (2015)

• “Inside The Flame” – Gothic Magazine Compilation CD 56

• “Erode The Will” – Virgin America In-Flight Entertainment Series

• Vajra selected as Supercuts VIP Rock The Cut Ambassador

• Vajra featured artist, Progtopia Podcast, Episode 021

• Video for “Inside The Flame” over 30,000 views

• Signed licensing deals with The Discovery Network, Viacom, Showtime, Bravo, Red Lab, MotherWest

Vajra’s music will leave you spellbound.

For more information about the band you can check them out on our platforms

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or of course  – wait until our first In The Cellar Volume 1 or you can check out their band links below

The Vajra Temple, a site devoted to Vajra Music and the Vajra Band

Facebook Page

Twitter Handle

SoundCloud Profile

YouTube Channel

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