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.


White Boy And The Average Rat Band - White Boy And The Average Rat Band (1980)

Recently I found out about this gem coming from 1980. I couldn't find many info about the band though (even where they are from. Baltimore? Richlands? I can't say...). There is a rumor - I don't know if it's true - that "TWBaTARB" was one-man band and he just got some more guys to fill the cover. If anyone has more info about the band, please enlighten me. Anyway the point is that here we have a fine heavy, fuzzed-out, speedy proto-metal album that it fairly gained its cult status. Probably most of you have listened to it already but if not just give it a try! 

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  1. one of my favorite punk/metal crossover albums. this guy can kill with fuzz guitar