Originally hailing from sunny Southern California, Mark Collom immersed himself
into Hollywood's seedy glam/punk/goth underground scene before reaching LA's legal drinking age.
Embracing the glitz yet yearning for a harsher edge, Mark relocated to New York after realizing
that the gritty, high octane pulse of the city was more to his liking. He quickly found kindred
spirits in music, art and culture in NYC’s East Village alternative underground. Over the years,
he’s sharpened his playing with a crazy range of garage and punk/post punk bands, and his
finely-honed esoteric style of blending rock guitar with sonic, effects-laden soundscapes has
proven to be the perfect counterpoint to the hard-driving and darkened eastern rhythms that
define Vajra’s music.