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18 April 2018

The Shrieks from Below Radioshow

The Shrieks from Below
-------What does it sound like?-------
Heavy music of all levels of depravity. Concentrating on new, mainly unsigned bands. (duration: ~1h)

-------When does it air?-------
Tuesdays
8:00pm EET
7:00pm CET
1:00pm EST/EDT

[Suggestion] Six Steps Above the Earth - Step 3: A Study On Human Nature

Six Steps above the Earth is the creative vessel of two musicians that like to experiment with slow and heavy music. After two “small” steps it is time for the big one! Step 3 is their first attempt to create a full-length album with more instruments and more fellow travellers.

[News] Puta Volcano touring Europe w/ Purple Dino, & announce ''Harmony of Spheres'' 2nd vinyl pressing

Puta Volcano touring Europe w/ Purple Dino, & announce ''Harmony of Spheres'' 2nd vinyl pressing
After releasing their second full length album in April 2017, entitled "Harmony of Spheres", Puta Volcano are ready to tour for the first time outside of their country. Βy their side, Purple Dino, another upcoming hard-rock quartet from Greece, with their newly released album “And Now What?!”.

17 April 2018

[Quick Fixes] Named by the Sun - Deathcap (EP)

Named by the Sun - Deathcap (EP)
From the ashes of London's Landskap comes Named by the Sun. Blending blues attitude and heavy rock injected with a few doses of psychedelic mood the band's first recording is Deathcap, a 3-track instrumental EP featuring artwork by collage artist Dead Galaxy.

14 April 2018

[Compilation] Downtuned Sessions Vol.2 - Humming in the Night Sky

Downtuned Sessions Vol.2 - Humming in the Night Sky
Downtuned Sessions Vol.2
'Humming in the Night Sky'

A collection of 13 tracks that will probably fill your psychedelic needs.

The compilation is consisted mostly of tracks that were released quite recently with only a couple of exceptions. 

If you enjoy the bands please support them any way you can.
Listen below on mixcloud:

12 April 2018

[Suggestion] Craang - S H IN E

Craang - S H IN E
Four years after their previous very successful album "To the Estimated size of the Universe" Craang are finally back to SHINE! Although, they haven't been totally silent those 4 years as they made two more discographic appearances:
1. with their single 'Death to Ming' (2016) and

06 April 2018

[News] 1000mods **Into the Spell European Tour 2018**

1000mods **Into the Spell European Tour 2018**
1000mods are hitting the road again! After their very succesfull tour in North America they launch another tour this time in Europe.

Starting on 14th April from Krakow [PL] they will be making  sixteen live appearances in various european citites.

The tour is organized by Sound of Liberation and Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug.

Check the full schedule below:

04 April 2018

Releases, in threes [#4] a Psychedelic mayhem

Releases, in threes [#4] a Psychedelic mayhem
 Entry #4: a Psychedelic Mayhem. 

MYTHIC SUNSHIP - "Upheaval" |
HEADROOM - "Head in the Clouds" |
10 000 RUSSOS - "Distress Distress" |
   
(In "Releases, in threes" three albums of about the same genre or attitude (or not) are reviewed in brief. Probably one would enjoy listening the three of them in a row, no matter the order.)

03 April 2018

[Videotheque] Knock Nevis - Cosmic Beach

"Knock Nevis" is a heavy rock'n'roll trio from Athens, Greece existing since since 2017.

The band was created by:
Jorgo (Korsikov) bass and vocals,
Andrew (ex - Drunk Motherfuckers) guitar 
Joe on drums.

Just yesterday (2/4) they gave in public the first sample of their music by uploading a rehearsal recording video on the band's official youtube channel for their song "Cosmic Beach".
Enjoy it below...

[News] Downtuned Magazine & Radio on youtube

Downtuned Magazine & Radio on youtube
It was about time Downtuned Magazine & Radio created its own official youtube channel.

There is not much uploaded yet but we're just starting.

We thought it would be a good idea to start by uploading the radio-spots that many bands recorded for Downtuned Radio all those years.

02 April 2018

[Quick Fixes] Comacozer/Blown Out split ''In Search of Highs Vol.1''

Comacozer/Blown Out split ''In Search of Highs Vol.1''
This split LP between Austalians COMACOZER and the British BLOWN OUT was sold out in only 3 days time! But you can still enjoy this remarkable release digitally through bandcamp.
If you are already into space/psychedelic and jam/improvisation music there's a big chance that no introductions are necessary.

01 April 2018

Beton Arme Radioshow

-----What does it sound like?-----
Metal, gossip and bugatsa. (duration: 1h)

------When does it air?-----
Wednesday @ 10:00pm EET
9:00pm CET
3:00pm EST/EDT

31 March 2018

[Suggestion] Throne of Blood - Throne of Blood (EP)

Throne of Blood - Throne of Blood
Spring has already started to spread on the north hemisphere but three black metallers from Thessaloniki [GR] have different plans and are trying to delay it's coming a little bit more.

"Throne of Blood" are consisted of two former members of Sicks Daze, the guitarist and the bassist (here playing the drums) plus Ioanna ("Kakodemon", former member of Freefall and Kakoranger) in bass.

29 March 2018

[News] Fields of Locust new release coming soon

Fields of Locust - Ripples In Stagnation
Putrefurnaced Guerrilla Sketches gave in publicity the artwork they designed for Fields of Locust's new track entitled "Ripples in Stagnation" that is going to be released soon. 
Also there is a chance that a second full album is going to be released (hopefully) shortly after that.

23 March 2018

[Compilation] Downtuned Sessions Vol.1 - Unbalance The Pen

Downtuned Sessions Vol. 1 - Unbalance The Pen
Downtuned Sessions Vol. 1
'Unbalance The Pen'

A collection of heavy-psych and psychedelic tunes.

The list was originally compiled back in 2013 and it's now reuploaded on Downtuned's mixcloud so that it is available for everyone to enjoy it.

22 March 2018

[News] Planet of Zeus European tour 2018

Planet of Zeus European tour 2018
Planet of Zeus announced the full schedule for their European spring tour 2018 that kicks off this April. The tour contains 22 gigs with 14 of those being co-headlined with Lionize.

Check the full tour schedule below:

19 March 2018

[News] WEEDWOLF Greek tour March'18

weedwolf tour 218
Weedwolf, the sludge-punks from Germanty are back in Greece for a tour!

They will be appearing at:
- UTOPIA A.D. Squat (Komotini, Palia Nomiki) on 22/3
- Matsaggou Squat (Volos) on 23/3
- Υπόγα Κ94 (Athens) on 24/3
- Αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο Στέκι-ΤΕΙ (Karditsa) on 26/3.

Also the band is going to play in Ioannina, Piraeus, and Thessaloniki but the info for those gigs are not yet available.

More info:

16 March 2018

[Suggestion] Okwaho - Okwaho

Okwaho - Okwaho
It's been almost 2,5 years since Okwaho released their first 3-track-demo and now they are back with their debut full album! It's heavy, it's low, it's slow, its sludgy, it's dark it's massive and it's angry, balancing between doom and sludge, with 'bluesy' attitude and the proper vocals. Highly recommended for fans of ultra bass sound, massive distortion and slow speeds.

[News] Babel Trio new album teaser

Babel Trio
Babel Trio, earlier today, gave in public a small teaser taken from their recordings for the track "Dervish Dance" which will be included in their upcoming sophomore album. Watch the teaser below....

11 March 2018

[Quick Fixes] Marijannah - Till Marijannah

Marijannah - Till Marijannah
We don't often get a release from the island of Singapore, although in the past there were some bands that emerged from the Singaporean underground and managed to be heard outside their country. Band like "Wormrot" (grindocre) and "The Caulfield Cult" (punk-post-hardcore).

05 March 2018

[Suggestion] Fuel Eater - Soberian Kinship

Fuel Eater - Soberian Kinship
Fuel Eater evolved and improved their sound and decided to follow a more metal and groovy path. Although I'm not a very big fan of the southern style I listened repeatedly to this album and spotted some interesting aspects that may help the band establish a more personal style and character.

28 February 2018

[News] 4.20 Symposium Fest @AN Club [20.Apr.'18]

Dig deep.
Water, green, cut.
Set on fire.
Neurotransmitters: saturated.
Breath out.
Bass, drum kick, smoke.
Move.
Voice, guitar, clarity.
Again from the beginning.

Line-up:

26 February 2018

[News] Secret Theory debut presentation [10.Mar.'18] w/ Spitback @Stage,Larissa

Secret Theory debut presentation, stage larissa, with Spitback
After many solid attempts, various colours (including red), numbers which kept coming up, theory bands who “shared” our band name inspiration finally the name was given….. Secret Theory!

21 February 2018

[Quick Fixes] Skiska Skooper - Pink Harlot

Skiska Skooper - Pink Harlot
On 6th of February 2018, the Belgian noise rock trio "Skiska Skooper" released a brand new single under the title "Pink Harlot". This single comes exactly one year after their first 4-track demo-tape and it shows pretty clearly the "sonic direction" that they chose to follow.

16 February 2018

[Suggestion] ΜΕΝΟΣ - Ανάμεσα (MENOS-Anamesa)

ΜΕΝΟΣ-Ανάμεσα (MENOS-Anamesa)
 - Artist: ΜΕΝΟΣ (MENOS)

 - Release title: Ανάμεσα (Anamesa)

 - Type of Release: debut album
 

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Thessaloniki
 
 - Genre: punk, hardcore, metal, socio-political
 

 - Release Date: 16 February 2018

10 February 2018

Greek Underground 2017 [-part 2-]

Greek Underground 2017 [-part 2-]
2017 was another quite productive year for the heavy underground allover the world and for the Greek Underground scene as well.

In an attempt to write down the releases of the Greek heavy underground that occupied our playlists the most during 2017 we came up with a pretty big list.

08 February 2018

[Videotheque] Kemerov - Plague of Nations

Kemerov - Plague of Nations
A few days ago, KEMEROV, the death'n'rollers from Greece gave in public their first ever videoclip for their song Plague of Nations.

Watch it below!

Here is the band's announcement:

[Suggestion] The Dead Dranks - The Dead Dranks

The Dead Dranks - The Dead Dranks
- Artist: The Dead Dranks

 - Release title: The Dead Dranks

 - Type of Release: debut album
 

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Athens
 
 - Genre: garage punk
 

 - Release Date: 26 November 2016

05 February 2018

[Videotheque] Hound the Wolves - If Lost in Mind

Hound the Wolves - If Lost iin Mind
Portland, Oregon's Hound the Wolves is thrilled to announce the release of their first song and video “If Lost in Mind,”. The song is the leading track off their debut album Camera Obscura, dropping on February 14.

[News] Fuel Eater release two singles of their upcoming album 'Soberian Kinship'

Fuel Eater - Soberian Kinship
“Apathetic Whistle” and “Our Soberian Kinship” are the names of the two first songs released by Patras,[GR] residing band, Fuel Eater, from their sophomore album which is to be released on Thursday 8th February 2018.

03 February 2018

[Interview] Los Importantes de la Noche [MEX]

Los Importantes de la Noche
A few months ago, here in Downtuned we were introduced to the music of a Mexican band with the name "Los Importantes de la Noche". Being retro, psychedelic and with a particular and distinctive style we found their music to be quite interesting. The band was kind enough to send us all the music they've released so far (2 EPs & 1 single).

29 January 2018

[News] 'Out of the Earth' announce crowd-funding campaign

Out of the Earth
Out of the Earth is heavy rock band from Lamia, Greece. In August 2015 they released their s/t debut album  and now they are ready for their second full release in vinyl.

For that purpose they launched a crowd-funding campaign through indiegogo in order to raise the required money for their second album's expanses (recordings, mix,mastering, merch).
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