Birthing Vajra in 2012: Begin the Supposed End of Times With A New Sound From A Mystical New Band

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Get out your confetti and begin the supposed end of times in 2012 with the birth of Vajra, a bold new band with a definite edgy sound. Blending rock rhythms with mystical Indian melodies, Vajra is already creating much buzz.

Get out your confetti and begin the supposed end of times in 2012 with the birth of Vajra, a bold new band with a definite edgy sound. Blending rock rhythms with mystical Indian melodies, Vajra is already creating much buzz.

Since their recent sold-out debut at The Bowery Electric in NYC, and the release of their first single on August 19, "Inside The Flame", Vajra has been impressing audiences and gaining mass appeal with their exotic sound. Virgin America is featuring the single "Erode The Will" on their In-Flight Entertainment Series and Vajra's music is showcased on radio internet stations, podcasts, and music websites.    

Created by singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India, Vajra' sound is exciting and definitely different. So raise your glasses and toast to a brand new band with a "new year "sound.

Here’s what people are saying:

“If you like bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees or Morcheeba or are just looking for something different ,this is it. They performed with a grace that will float you to another world. Vajra is here and I hope they’ll stay for a long time.”

  •     Swarm Magazine (Dec 1, 2011)    

“Vajra-Music with passion. Kudos for creating some music different from everything out there at the moment. There’s flavor from other cultures embedded in the music giving it depth and an exotic feel. The artist has an interesting story about their background which seems evident in the sonics and style of their music. It takes me back to the creativity of Kate Bush. I want to see where this artist goes in the future. “

  •     Holly Hutchison (former A&R Executive at Capitol Records & Atlantic Records)

"Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna …[while living] in India, and you can indeed hear an exotic influence in her songs, which though carry a very western tension and darkness. Overall her uptempo music could be described like an alt-rock version of Dead Can Dance. We are sure there is a numerous group of teenagers somewhere in the US suburbs who can fall in love with this lady and her tenebrous music."

  • The Deli Magazine NYC (Oct 07, 2011)

“A few months ago you may remember us telling you about this awesome band from NYC called Vajra. They had sent us their first single and we loved it. It felt like we had taken a trip to India with Trent Reznor – without the expensive price of airfare and hotels. Lucky us, right? Well if you were good little boys and girls, you took a listen as well. There’s no need to ask if you liked it – of course you did, why wouldn’t you? Which is why we are excited to give you details on their debut performance.”

  • Through the Sound Barrier (Nov 07, 2011)

"Newcomer Vajra to Set Underground NYC Music Scene Ablaze: Debut Single “Inside The Flame” Released, Vajra’s First Album “Pleroma” to Follow in Spring 2012...."

  • Yahoo News (Sep 13, 2011)

"Take a trip to India with Vajra. You want something new? This is It"

  • Through the Sound Barrier (Aug 18, 2011)

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Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

The forthcoming album, ‘Pleroma’ is slated for release in 2012. “Pleroma” is an exploration of paradoxes; east vs. west, soft vs. pummelling, female vs. male. The album includes appearances by drummer Blake Fleming from The Mars Volta, bass guitarist Doug Wright from The Dirty Pearls and guitarist Will Dahl from Harley’s War as well as tabla master Turtle Jon. It was written and produced by Annamaria Pinna and recorded in Mumbai, NYC, and Weed, CA. Vocals were co-produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award Winner, Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Prince, Tool, System of a Down) and mixed by Rich Veltrop (Slayer, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) at Radiostar Studios in Weed, CA. It was engineered by Matt Boynton (MGMT) at Vacation Island Recording, as well as Sylvia Massy and Ian Rickard at Radiostar Studios. Mastering by Tom Baker (NIN, Prince, Foo Fighters, Ministry, etc) at Precision Audio in LA.

Vajra currently does not have a record deal.

For more info about Vajra, please go to the following pages at:
http://www.thevajratemple.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/vajra
http://www.facebook.com/vajratemple
http://www.twitter.com/vajratemple
http://www.myspace.com/vajratemple
http://www.vajratemple.bandcamp.com
You can purchase Vajra’s songs on Itunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/vajra/id458093151

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