16 January 2018

Greek Underground 2017 [-part 1-]

Greek Underground 2017 [-part 1-] Downtuned Magazine
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.

[News] Morphine Social Club & Six Steps Above The Earth live 25.Jan.'18

Morphine Social Club & Six Steps Above The Earth live 25.Jan.'18
Morphine Social Club is a quartet founded in Thessaloniki in 2015, playing their monolithic rock'n'roll, ever since, with psychedelic filings and fuzzy noise. They have issued two EP's, "Radioactive" in 2015 and "Monolithic Gospel" in 2017.

[Suggestion] The Rosewood Brothers - Soul Blossom

The Rosewood Brothers - Soul Blossom
 - Artist: The Rosewood Brothers

 - Release title: Soul Blossom

 - Type of Release: full album

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Athens
 - Genre: blues, blues-rock

 - Release Date: 24 November 2017

14 January 2018

[Videotheque] 78N - ΚΑΗΚΕ

78N were formed in April 2013. The starting point of the band are the poems of Aggelos Euthimiadis (in Greek language), their music is based on minimal guitar riffs and atmospheric soundtrack music such as indie, pop, jazz and ethnic.The vocals extend from story telling to spoken word.

[News] Fuel Eater's 'Soberian Kinship' coming out this February.

Soberian Kinship’ is Fuel Eater’s second full length album that is going to be released next month. Two years after their debut "Centralia" the band finally revealed the first details of their upcoming album.
'Soberian Kinship' is expected to be released in early February and it will contain eight tracks.

11 January 2018

[News] Landskap announced disbanding

Landskap from the UK have just announced that the band reached its natural end. After three really great full albums the and decided to put an end to this journey.
From our side we want to thank them for the great "ride" and the great music they shared with us. We wish to all the Landskap band members the best for their future in their current bands and projects.

10 January 2018

[News] KEMEROV 'FMKD' vinyl release shows

KEMEROV 'FMKD' vinyl release shows
Two weeks before the end of 2017 KEMEROV released in vinyl their debut album FMKD, which was already available in digital format since January 2017 (review here).
In order to celebrate their vinyl they also released digitally two covers on Type O Negative and Entombed songs (listen here).

06 January 2018

[Suggestion] Michael Guratza - Songs That Speak The Truth

Michael Guratza - Songs That Speak The Truth
 - Artist: Michael Guratza
 (hint: Michael Guratza is also the guitarist/singer of Bat Signal.)
 - Release title: Songs the speak the truth

 - Type of Release: full album,

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Thessaloniki
 - Genre: accoustic, alternative

 - Release Date: 2 January 2018

03 January 2018

[Review] Possessor - The Ripper

Possessor - The Ripper
Possessor are a London based thrash trio. We’ve already enjoyed their first full-length release in 2016 “Dead by Dawn”. Fuzz and thrash couldn’t have worked better together and our expectations were very high. We were more than thrilled when we first heard their second release. “The Ripper” gets as thrash and sludgy as it could be.

02 January 2018

[News] TUBER live in Cyprus 4.Jan.2018

TUBER announced their first ever live gig in Cyprus!  
The instrumental quartet from Greece will be playing at DownTown Nicosia on Thursday 4 January 2018, in a single gig organized by Undersound.

31 December 2017

[Compilation] Groovy Molecules

[Compilation] Groovy Molecules
Downtuned Magazine offers you the last compilation for 2017!

Groove Molecules is a selection of 29 blues-rock tracks that are going to be the perfect soundtrack for any drinking occasion.

Click play on the mixcloud link below and enjoy! Leave a comment if you want, we always want to hear your opinion.

Groovy Molecules
"Electric blues and ethanol fuels..."

30 December 2017

[Quick Fixes] Enhailer - Dumb Enough to Care

Enhailer - Dumb Enough to Care
This single-track EP is for sure one of the heaviest and darkest things I've listened during the last month and it's most probably among the heaviest and most interesting releases for 2017.
Having been released on 11th December (Blackseed Records) it won a place in my playlist from the first listen and remains constantly among the tracks that I really enjoy listening with the volume quite a bit higher than usual.

24 December 2017

[Quick Fixes] Vygotsky Circle & Six Steps Above the Earth (split cassette)

'Vygotsky Circle' have been discographically silent since 2014 and the band went through some changes those three years and a new guitarist was added to the band's roster.

A few days ago 'Vygotsky Circle' broke their silence and together with 'Six Steps Above the Earth' they released a split cassette.

18 December 2017

[News] 'Instant Boner' in search of a new vocalist

Instant Boner
Instant Boner, the heavy rock/progressive band from Salonica announced that they are in search of a new singer. Not necessarily of the same style as their previous one.

They parted ways with their previous singer a few months ago and the band was inactive for a period of time because both the guitarists of the band had to complete the, mandatory in Greece, military service.

[Videotheque] Hidden in the Basement - Crown of Shame

Hidden in the Basement - Behind the shadow
Hidden in the Basement have just given in public a second official video from their latest release "Behind the Shadow" and for the song "Crown of Shame".
Watch it below...

Hidden in the Basement will be appearing on the 4th day of the X-Mass Explode Festival (24/12) along with Potergeist, Half GRAMME of SOMA and Deathcrop Valley.

17 December 2017

[Compilation] I'm stuck! [Vol.1]

I'm stuck! [Vol.1]
A few weeks ago we asked all of Downtuned Magazine's members to state which songs where stuck in their playlists the longer time, any songs that they were kind of addicted to. 

There were no genre restrictions and the songs could be from either recent or older releases.

The result was a quite big list, with songs from a lot of different genres and for a variety of moods.

16 December 2017

[Supa Scoopa and the Mighty Noob] Concerto Grosso

Concerto Grosso
Concerning classical music, the term "Concerto Grosso" (Italian for "Big Concert") is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists and full orchestra.

15 December 2017

[News] 1000mods North American tour 2018

1000mods North American tour 2018
1000mods announce NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018!!

1000mods will be visiting for the first time North America, including Mexico, Canada and U.S.A!
1000mods teamed up with the guys from Tone Deaf Touring and they will join forces with Sierra and Telekinetic Yeti for 29 shows during February and March 2018.

[Videotheque] Neptune's Desert - Time Isn't

Neptune's Desert is a trio from Chania, Crete [GR] that got together in 2014.

They haven't yet made an official release but they've uploaded some of their experimentations on their youtube channel.

14 December 2017

[Suggestion] Teenage Lobotomy - Impatience

Teenage Lobotomy - Impatience
 - Band: Teenage Lobotomy
 - Release title: Impatience

 - Type of Release: full album, debut

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Thessaloniki
 - Genre: punk'n'roll, rock'n'roll, garage

 - Release Date: 24 October 2017

13 December 2017

[News] Exclusive streaming: 'Some Stupid Slugs' by Kemerov

Exclusive streaming: 'Some Stupid Slugs' by Kemerov
This Friday 15 December 2017 marks the official release date of Kemerov's debut album 'FMKD' on vinyl, (read review here) out by Vault Relics. 
In order to thank their fans (and especially the ones that backed the crowdfunding campaign

12 December 2017

[News] Living Under Drones, Autumn Acid, CZAR live@Antiviosi [14.Dec.'17]

Living Under Drones, Autumn Acid, CZAR live@Antiviosi [14.Dec.'17]
A post-metal, noise, post-hardcore, instrumental rock live...
When: Thursday 14 December 2017, 10:30pm sharp!
Where: Antiviosi Squat, Ioannina

organized by:
Studio From The Down diy Music Collective


[Suggestion] Cargo Lift - Coming your Way

Cargo Lift - Coming your Way
 - Band: Cargo Lift

 - Release title: Coming Your Way

 - Type of Release: not exactly an EP :-P

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Thessaloniki
 - Genre: alternative prog, grunge  

- Influences: Faith No More, Tool, Deftones, Muse, Royal Blood, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Foo Fighters, QOTSA

 - Release Date: 5 December 2017

[Review] Purple Dino - And Now What?!

Almost four years have passed since Purple Dino's debut release "Jurassic Bar" (June 2014) and it was about time for a second full album.
All this time the band got busy working on new compositions and made a bunch of live appearances inside Greece and in the Balkans.

11 December 2017

[News] In Plexus (live event 29.Dec.'17)

In Plexus: Kooba Tercu / Duoyu / Fuku Cosmonot / Iota
Unrest productions closes the live-gig year 2017 at “ΙΛΙΟΝ plus” with the event [In Plexus].

A noisy collaboration/cooperation from domestic underground bands that their sound deals mostly with experimental rock, and not only, in comparison to visual projections.

07 December 2017

[Suggestion] Autumn Acid - Autumn Acid

Autumn Acid - Autumn Acid
 - Band: Autumn Acid

 - Release title: Autumn Acid

 - Type of Release: full album, debut

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Thessaloniki
 - Genre: post-metal, post-hardcore

 - Release Date: 5 September 2017

[News] KEMEROV Winter ('17-'18) mini tour

KEMEROV Winter ('17-'18) mini tour
With a new guitarist (Johnny) added in the line-up, KEMEROV are touring Greece to celebrate the vinyl edition of their debut album 'FMKD', (read review here) a year after its release on CD and digital format.

They will be visiting seven towns allover Greece (see schedule on poster or scroll below).

04 December 2017

Releases, in threes [#3] the Grunge Chapter

Entry #3: the Grunge Chapter.
10 CODE - "Swiftlets" |
NARCOSIS - "Road to Ifinity" |
(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.)

29 November 2017

[Suggestion] Lower Cut - Ocean

Lower Cut - Ocean
 - Band: Lower Cut

 - Release title: Ocean

 - Type of Release: 2nd full album & last one 
(band announced disbanding)

 - Band Origin: GREECE, Athens
 - Genre: alternative, shoegaze, dream-pop

 - Release Date: 27 September 2017

[News] 'Adolf Plays the Jazz' searching for members

adolf plays the jazz - tinder
Two days ago (27th.Nov.'17) 'Adolf Plays the Jazz' from Athens, Greece made an announcement regarding the future of the band.

Some of the band's members have left due to immigration but the ones that stayed back are willing to start over!

28 November 2017

[Videotheque] Babel Trio - Wick (live 25.Nov.'17)

Babel Trio - Roots Electrified
A few days ago, on the 25th November we had the chance to witness a really great gig.

Babel Trio gave a remarkable show, performing all their tracks from they debut album "Roots Electrified" (read a review here) as well as new material which also had vocals.

27 November 2017

[News] X-Mass Explode FEST 2017

X-Mass Explode FEST 2017
It is the 13th year for one of the most important xmas fests in Greece.

X-Mass Explode FEST 2017 is here and it will take place from 21st until 24th December.
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