As you MAY have noticed, I haven't posted for a while now....for a lot of reasons which I don't find necessary to mention. Anyway I decided to put Stoned Sun Vibrations on hiatus and concentrate my efforts to Downtuned Magazine ('n' Radio). Many of you probably know that Downtuned Mag is dedicated to the Greek heavy rock scene but since I've started Downtuned Radio too, I'm thinking of including posts about releases from all over the world. Apparently I'm going to keep a ratio but we'll see how it'll evolve.
From now on, you can find me on Downtuned Mag. And for any bands interested in reviewing/including them in radio's rotation etc., you can come in touch with me through the contact form over there. As I wrote above. I'll try to keep a ratio and at least in the beginning I'll try to "promote" mostly "smaller", more independent bands that deserve your attention.
So I want to thank each and everyone of you out there who supported, read, promoted and helped this blog. Also a big fat thanks to all the bands which helped SSV in their own way.
That's all for now folks! Thanks again! Maybe SSV will be back someday. Or maybe Downtuned will become better than SSV.... Who knows.
Be well and stay heavy!
PS: Rock Trips Mixtapes will be back soon.... They'll be the only thing posted from now on. Perhaps some other personal comps too.


The Black - Gorgoni (2010)

The Black is an Italian band formed by Mario "The Black" Di Donato. Di Donato has been around in the Italian scene quite a long time with bands like Unreal Terror and Requiem. While these bands didn't touch me at all (The Black's previous releases were decent for my taste),I must say that "Gorgoni" caught me by surprise. It's a interesting blend of traditional doom, heavy metal with a lot of progressive elements too and the whole album's lyrics is in Latin. It creates a unique dark atmosphere and I believe it's the darkest and heaviest The Black's album. I think you cannot be bored listening to this and that's because it's constantly changing directions.From the opening church organ driven "Proludium" until the closing 15min four-part divided "Metamorphoses",the amount of pleasure stayed irreducible.



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