Established in their own right, Vaz was founded some time in the late 90s by refugees from the influential noise rock band Hammerhead. Originally touring about as a two-piece duo, Vaz was generally lumped together with other noise-ified bare-bones rock acts like Lightning Bolt, early Hella, and Pink & Brown.

Vaz - Not-Nazis. Just to belabor the point....
Photo: Alpha Pup Records