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.


Admiral Browning - Battle Stations (2011)

Thanks (for one more time) to yeoldstinkeye, I had the chance to check Maryland's Admiral Browning new work called "Battle Stations", 'cause I didn't have the slightest idea that they released a new album. At first I got quite excited because I was really impressed by their two previous releases (especially their debut). But after listening it 4-5 times, it disappointed me. One of Admiral Browning characteristics is that they're blending instrumental stoner with post-rock elements. But this time it seems that the recipe didn't work so well. At times I found myself really confused in what I hear. I don't say that it isn't a good album, just that somewhere in the music's flow I kept loosing focus. I don't know. I'll keep listening for a few times more and I hope that they'll manage to suck me into their music as they did with their previous ones.

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