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.


Thousands - Thousands EP (2011)

I came across Thousands' first release by chance as I was "scanning" bandcamp and it immediately drag my attention. They're a Boston based instrumental (mainly) math rock trio and this 2-track EP is their first recording attempt, although they have a lot of live appearances. It's hard for me to get stuck with this kind of music cause sometime I feel math (and post) rock bands missing the point. Well these guys really got me. Great compositions, very interesting structures and generally excellent dreamy music. A quick fix for fans of Don Caballero, Russian Circles and even Shellac.

You can download it for free through their bandcamp page.


  1. Can't wait for more. I found these cats the same way. Browsing Bandcamp. These couple of songs Rock.

  2. thanks so much man. really nice of you to share this with your readers.

    - Omar (guitarist in Thousands)

  3. @Omar: Thank you for the great music! You really rock!

    @yeoldstinkeye: Bandcamp is one of the best things ever created. Great music resource.