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.


2011's Top 20 List

It's the last day of 2011... What a great musical year it was. Plenty of at least decent releases came out this year, making it very hard to decide which should be in a best of list. And things get even harder when you start thinking which one is number 1, 2, 3.....20. Before the list allow me to give my big fat thanks to all the bands that didn't end up in my list but offered us some really great pieces of music and made my year better :

45Rats, Ape Machine, Arbouretum, At Devil Dirt, Bandito, Black Capricorn, Blood Ceremony, Bonnet People, Brandvand, Carlton Melton, Cultura Tres, Dead Skeletons, Devil, Ethereal Riffian, EYE, Fister, Follakzoid, Ga'an, Gnod, Haunted Leather, Hellbender, Husta, Judd Madden, Le Scimmie, Lento, Lo-Pan, Mars Red Sky, Monkey3, Mr. Gnome, Navel, Ocean Towers, Planet Of Zeus, Plastic Villains, Quiet Americans, Redcoats, Religious Knives, Roadsaw, Samurai, Seven That Spells, Subrosa, Sungrazer, Suplecs, Tank86, Tasha-Yar, The Dive, The Grand Astoria, The Great Society Mind Destroyers, The Hanna Barbarians, The Hedgehogs, The Moss, The Oscillation, Thorr Axe, Umor, Urania, Verma, Viaticum, Weedeater, Wight, Wiht, Zippo + anyone I might have forgotten....

So after a lot of hard decisions here are the 20 releases that abused my player more than anything this year :

20. Wizard Smoke - The Speed Of Smoke
19. Belzebong - Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves
18. Orchid - Capricorn
17. Magdalena Solis - Hesperia
16. The Egocentrics - Center Of The Cyclone
14. Eggnogg - Moments In Vacuum
13. Graveyard - Hissingen Blues
12. Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor - Spectra Spirit
11. 1000mods - Super Van Vacation
10. Sahara Surfers - Sonar Pilot
09. Brotherhood Of Sleep - Dark As Light
08. Demonic Death Judge - The Descent
07. Ice Dragon - The Sorrowful Sun
06. Deepspacepilots - Deepspacepilots
05. Sigiriya - Return To Earth
04. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
03. The Cosmic Dead - The Cosmic Dead
02. Arenna - Beats Of Olarizu
01. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Blood Lust


  1. Good Selection man...
    1.- Graveyard
    2.- Gentleman Pistols
    2.- Orchid

  2. Great list, nice to see high (heh) entries from Arenna, Cosmic Dead, and Demonic Death Judge. And Chicago's Deepspacepilots, though its release date is Jan 31, 2012. Save it for the next poll!

  3. No Yob in there whatsoever... didn't dig Atma????.....

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