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.


AVER - AVER (2011)

AVER are a 4-piece band coming from Sydney, Australia and few months ago they released their same-tilted debut album. Releases like this one, make me really happy. First of all 'cause it's a massive one and secondly because it's a DIY one and is available for free download by the band.

Anyway let's get to the point. Musically, AVER seem to have discover the missing link between grunge and stoner. Add a pinch of psych/jam in it, stir them up and serve... It's quite hard a grunge-related band to get me hooked but these guys did it. I had discovered them somewhere in the summer but while I kept going back and listened to them again and again, I never made a post about them. Don't know why though. 

Everything in this album -melodies, riffs, vocals, guitar, bass, drums...- are top notch. From spacey-stoner "Anti-Matter" to heavy grunge groovness of "Jacob" and from the laid-back chills of "Decay" to the mellow psych jamming of "Stoneage Wasteland", you won't be able to find a reason not to love them. Great stuff!
*Thanks to Burdt from AVER for coming in touch

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