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.


Hella Vader - XVIII (2011)

First of all I would like to thank yeoldstinkeye  for reminding me this album. I had checked it when it was posted at the Swamp but then somehow I forgot it and never got back on it. But from the time I put it in my player now, has never stopped playing at least one time each day. Coming from Sonoma Valley, California Hella Vader are a three-piece band (Joe Koch-guitar,keyboards, Slayne Kårkass-drums, Parrish Kårkass-bass) and XVIII is their debut. I couldn't find more info about them on the web but it doesn't matter 'cause here we have a killer-bomb release. I was never into surf music at all (some songs here and there don't count) but these guys created something amazing. "XVIII" features 18 songs, mixing surf, garage, stoner and psych. This is a fuzz monster destroying any sensitive hipster ears and melting average mainstream brains. Turbocharging riffs, organs, alcohol, drugs, groove, fuzz, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, Black Sabbath, reverbs, wah-wah....all are part of the deal. I highly recommend this one to anyone who takes a peek at this blog.

I put up a download link but please do me a favor and support these guys by downloading their album from the sites mentioned below. They need the money for releasing it in physical copies...

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