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.


Arenna - Beats Of Olarizu (2011)

Wow! That's one of the coolest records I heard this year. It is exactly what I needed at this time! Fat grooves, great riffage skills and absolutely wonderful vocal turns which I loved them.
I had expectations from these Spaniards when I listened their demo few years ago. And "Beats Of Olarizu" is totally above them.
All tracks are equally great to me. Maybe I like a little bit more "Receiving the Liquid Writings" or the "epic" "Eclipse". Or maybe "The Strangest Of Lives"... Well, you get the point!
An awesome psych-stoner release with a beautiful artwork I have to say. Definitely it will be in my year's highlights. Word.

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  1. The best stoner rock band from Spain!!!


  2. One of the best releases for 2011. Definitely.