Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India.
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.
Vajra is a force and is quickly generating a buzz after selling-out their first show in November, 2011 (at The Bowery Electric in NYC).
• "Blind (Blood Mix)” - #44 Under The Radar Chart (12/9/14)
•“Blind (Blood Mix)” - in rotation at KEYJ/Abilene, WGBF/Evansville, KJML/Joplin, KGRR/Dubuque, WOBJ/Fairmont, KAZYCheyenne, 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, Radio 106, Rockfile Radio, Rock Rage, Rock 939, WECL/Eau Claire, WPNT/Villa Rica, WPNY and Summer 2014 at SiriusXM Octane Radio
• "Blind (Blood Mix)” - #1 for 2 consecutive weeks (10/6/14 & 10/13/14) on Rockfile Radio Ice
• Direct Support for Saving Abel Fall 2014 Tour
• “Inside The Flame” - #12 out of Top 50 Songs of 2013 Rockfile Radio Ice
• “Inside The Flame” - #1 (2013) Rockfile Radio Ice
• “Inside The Flame” - Gothic Magazine Compilation CD 56
• “Inside The Flame” - BandsOnABudget SXSW 2013 Compilation
• “Erode The Will” - Virgin America In-Flight Entertainment Series
• “Erode The Will” - Red Gorilla SXSW 2012 Compilation
• “Erode The Will” – Invasion of The Go-Girls Compilation
• “See Through You” - Red Gorilla SXSW 2013 Compilation
• 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, MTV, Showtime, Bravo, Red Lab