New York based progressive rock/gypsy metal band Vajra has joined forces with alternative metal duo Krashkarma on their co-headlining To the Ends of the Earth 2017 Tour. It launched on March 24th at Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Albuquerque, NM, and winds throughout the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up April 19th at Reggie’s Chicago, IL.
“It’s time to get to know Vajra,” according to Loudwire Magazine. Dubbed a “must-see act” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “most underrated bands” by AXS Magazine, Vajra uniquely blends hauntingly dark and hypnotic melodic, progressive rock with Eastern Indian themes into foreboding and mysterious lullabies.
Vajra was formed by Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher, Pinna was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Pinna 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 of 2012.
Alternative metal duo Krashkarma (from Los Angeles) has been coined “The White Stripes of Metal,” with their singing female drummer intertwining with a guitar sound Frankenstein could take credit for creating. The dynamic on stage between the two vocalists capture a yin and yang that keeps your eyes peeled, your head banging and your lips belting out your new favorite songs. Check it out for yourself!
Credit: High Road Publicity