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.


A Year Has Passed...

Well a year has passed from the day I decided to start Stoned Sun Vibrations. It isn't a long time but for me it's quite a great "achievement" and pleasure. But enough with the sentimental stuff, this is a a blog dedicated to HEAVINESS after all....

First of all, I would like to thank all the mates out there who pay a visit and check what's being posted. Hope you like the most of them! Also a big thanks to all the bands who came in touch (or not)  'cause without them, Stoned Sun Vibrations wouldn't be as good as it's now!
Finally, a fat thanks to all the fellow bloggers, Riez from Stoner Rock is Here to Stay, JK from Stoner Hive and Mr.A from Wine Women & Song (just to name few), who helped my blog evolve and become more "popular" from the very first time of its existence.

Now as a kind of a celebration, I made a 2-disc mixtape which contains tunes which were posted here during this year. But instead of posting it, I thought that it would be a good idea to burn them in cd and send them to a few of you out there. But since it's hard to send as many as I liked to (I wish I had the money), I made 5 copies in a nice hand-made package.

If any of you, want one just send an email to let me know. I'll wait a week and if I get more than 5 emails, I'll randomly choose five of you and send you the mixtape. I believe that's quite a fair solution!

Thanks again mates,


  1. Hey! Congrats with your first anniversary! You've done quite well in this first year. So may there be many more years to come!

  2. Congratulations, Istar! You have created a cool blog indeed, so keep up with the great work!

    About the 2-disc compilation, wouldn't it be nicer to share it with more people than 5 via a download link? It would be also the occasion of further spreading the news about your fine blog!
    Anyway, keep it stoned!

  3. Thanks both of you for your kind words!

    @Mari: Of course I'll make it available for download to anyone who wants to grab it. The 5 copies I mentioned, are the physical copies I made. When I sent them, a download link will be posted too. No worries! ;)