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.


Orchid - Capricorn (2011)

Get ready for some sweet Sabbath rock. San Francisco's heavy rockers Orchid gives us a fine album of vintage Sabbath sound and spirit. All of you will catch yourself thinking "oh,that sounds familiar,yes it's like Sabbath" while listening to "Capricorn" but Orchid succeed to recreate that feeling on their own terms and in the end producing a fresh and vital sound. Maybe that's a contradiction but that's due to band's ability to write such a catchy and powerful melodies. No matter of what kind of rock you are keen on, I strongly suggest this to anyone and you won't disappointed.



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