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 Sand Collector - Lord Of The Sun (2011)

Coming from Spain, The Sand Collector is a stoner band and this is their first album (which is actually a re-edition of their EP plus 4 new songs).  The band was formed when Julian Velasco and Miguel A. Fernandez got together in a past formation of a doom/post metal band called Nahrayan. The band completed their form with the addition of Pepe Belda, Fernando Ferre and Tano Giménez.

Now,what to expect from these guys. Furious riffs and groovy bass that will satisfy every stoner rock fan,heavy rythm section,powerful drumming and vocals that fit perfectly in band's sound. Just to mention that some of their influences are Clutch,Spiritual Beggars and Sabbath's spirit.

In my opinion.they aren't in a way unique but their riffs are so infectious and they stuck in your head at once. It's a kick-ass release for sure.They're solid,they have thick sound and clear production that designate their best parts. So,why not to love them?
If you fancy their influences then you should check them out.
*Thanks to the guys from The Sand Collector for sending me their work.


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