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Rolling Stone names Brooklyn-based band Vajra a ‘must-see act’

May 8, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Vajra, a Brooklyn-based band, has been named a “Must See Act” at the Loudwire Music Festival by Rolling Stone. Photo: Max R. Sequeira Photography

Vajra's 'Blind (Blood Mix)' in The World's First E-Novel With Music

Rolling Stone named alt-prog rockers Vajra a “Must See Act,” along with crowd favorites Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer, Hoobastank, and others at the Loudwire Music Festival. The festival takes place June 26 to 28 at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, CO, for three days and nights of rock music.

Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic, weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock, creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies.

Vajra’s “Blind (Blood Mix)” was selected to be part of the first interactive music storytelling project distributed for free via bittorrent bundle. The book, “H8 Society – How an Atomic Fart Saved the World” is a dark, nonstop comedy that explores the struggle of love vs. hate, on a global scale, through the lens of two rival gangs that are caught in an apocalyptic American dream.

This post-digital adventure is stacked with “Blind (Blood Mix)” and 25 others from around the globe, with graphics from world-famous illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz.  It can be downloaded for free at http://bundles.bittorrent.com/bundles/h8society.

Creem Magazine states, “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.”

“Blind (Blood Mix)” was in rotation at terrestrial commercial rock stations, and it was added to SiriusXM’s hard rock Octane Channel over the Summer.

For more about Vajra, visit http://www.thevajratemple.com.

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