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.


Terra Firma - Terra Firma (1998) & Harms Way (2001)

I suppose most of you know Terra Firma. These Swedes released their first demo in 1996, although they knew each other quite a long time before that (you can read their full bio in their website). They were formed by Fredrik Lindgren (guitar, ex-Unleashed and after Terra Firma-era, he formed Harms Way) and Christian Lindersson (aka Lord Chritus, vocals. ex-Count Raven '87-'92, ex-Saint Vitus '92-'94, Lord Vicar '07-present). Nico Elgstrand (bass. He joined Entombed in 2006) and Izmo Ledderfejs (drums) joined in too and Terra Firma were ready for their "trip".

They released few demos and two albums, the same titled one in 1998 and Harms Way in 2001 (too bad they didn't continue). Anyway, I would describe their music as retro-stoner-heavy rock (they're from Sweden after all). In my opinion Harms Way is one of the greatest album of its kind, not that the same titled is less interesting. I can't be much objective with this band 'cause is one of my favorites. I recommend them to anyone haven't heard them. Nevertheless the line-up is one hell of a reason for checking them out.

Website (Check it! There are some demo recordings, including some covers, which you can stream)

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