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.


Pharaoh Overlord - Out Of Darkness (2011)

I didn't know that Pharaoh Overlord have released a new album. Few days ago I was watching videos from this year's Roadburn and I came across P.O.'s show. I was surprised from what I was listening to. I thought it was some kind of mistake or a kind of joke. Then I checked "Out Of Darkness" and I realized that wasn't.
I love P.O.'s previous works and I tried really hard to love this one. But I didn't. Ok I'm not a big fan of NWOBHM and stuff like that from the 80's. Although I find some releases (from the past and present) quite interesting. But either through this prism I didn't manage to enjoy it. I don't know maybe it's pure prejudice and that's why I post it. To hear some other opinions, a different view from someone else.
After all Pharaoh Overlord is a side-project and they experiment/try with what they like. And that is totally acceptable and respectable. But as a whole, this heavy metal experiment didn't fit me.

PS: I just listened "Solar Stomp" from their other new release "Horn" and I really liked it. Matter of taste after all...

Ektro Records

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  1. I like nwobhm but this album not so good representation of style. I didn't like it as well, previous stuff sounds much better. Btw what about new album? They returned to jamming?

  2. hm not exactly. It's moving in more space-noise high voltage rock style. It includes a cover of Spacemen 3 "Revolution" too. Here you can listen to "Solar Stomp" : http://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/pharaoh-overlord-solar-stomp
    And here you can buy the Horn LP : http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/product.php?id_product=400

  3. Ow I saw them on Roadburn. It was really horrible!