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.


Man's Gin - Smiling Dogs (2010)

Here is a record which I really regret that I didn't discover it last year. Formed by Eric Wunder of Cobalt in 2005, Man's Gin released their debut album "Smiling Dogs" in 2010. Their music is a solid blend of southern rock, american folk, blues and some kind of dark rock. No this is not metal nor it has riffs and stuff like these. But it manages to wake raw emotions such as despair, death, anger, betrayal and at the same time it evokes so many inspirational images of pure beauty. "Smiling Dogs" is something genuine, unique... And Eric Wunder show us his genius for the second time (the first was with Cobalt). As I read somewhere (unfortunately I can't remember where) the best description for Man's Gin music is "post-apocalyptic Americana". Amazing stuff! If we were in 2010 this was going to be in my top 10 list for sure.

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