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.


System 13 - The Mothership Has Landed (2000)

I had this album in my collection for quite a long time but never give it the appropriate attention (probably I hadn't heard it at all). So I put it in my player few days ago and I found it very hard to stop it. This shit is good.
System 13 is an Aussie band and they released this EP before they split up (according to their Myspace: "System 13 disbanded almost immediately after this release due to emotional pressure (yes the girlfriend/boyfriend in a band scene...)").
So what to expect...A super-charged EP, with plenty of riffs in it and some funky keyboards and percussion here and there. It has in it this fuzzy groovy feeling which can be found in bands like Fu Manchu (the vocals reminds me Scott Hill in times too) and a space attitude, not so much in the music but in the lyrics' theme. Dirty and smooth, heavy and "funny", it's a highly enjoyable release at all. Personal favorites are "Cosmic Dream" and "Space Doctor". Cheers!




  1. can you please put some of the tracks on youtube from your CD I'd like to hear every track from this album and I think every stoner rock, fuzz rock fan deserves to hear this.