Aphasia

by Stonus

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warren barton Aphasia is a killer album with its fuzzy stoner sound with acid cool vocals, repeated listening is needed as it shines like a heavy rock gem. Stonus have created hell of a stoner groovy masterpiece, just sit back and ROCK out🤘 Favorite track: Mania.
Henrik Thøgersen
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Henrik Thøgersen Infectious desert stoner grooves weaving a solid psych experience.
Andy K.
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Andy K. If your a fan of the genres that are tagged on the bottom of the page this album belongs in your collection. It was good the first time and keeps getting better with subsequent listens.
Fuzzy Cracklins
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Fuzzy Cracklins The songs flow been psych rock and heavy rock, and back again. Stonus is a band that lives up to its name.
Reek Of STOOM
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Reek Of STOOM APHASIA is yet another deadly weapon in the new Greek Stoner uprising! Chock full of hot Desert licks and molten metal, Stonus carve out seven huge hunks of solid rock and fashion them as idols to the Sun God.
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"Aphasia" is the long waited Debut album of the Cypriot Heavy rockers STONUS, a fully analogue 41:43 minute LP recorded live at Wreck it Sounds Studios in Corinth, Greece under the supervision of George Leodis and John Modes. The man behind the artwork, this magnificent creation, is Diogo Soares.

'After half a decade of musical experimentation and constant learning, between UK and Cyprus, Stonus managed to define their sound seeking deep into their roots, combining a mix of psychedelic, stoner, doom and hard rock. Their debut album "Aphasia" tries to imitate the mental disorder in a more spiritual and personal perception allowing the listener to travel in their own musical path...'

Aphasia impairs a person’s ability to use or understand words. People who suffer from it may have difficulties speaking and finding the words to complete their thoughts, understanding conversations, reading, comprehending words and using numbers. Aphasia will always stay inside of you shrinking your thoughts remaining in your consciousness, trying to run after you...Can you handle it?...Can you handle it?...Can you Handle it?

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released March 6, 2020

Vocals: Kyriacos Frangoulis
Lead Guitar: Pavlos Demetriou
Rythm Guitar: Nicky Ray
Bass: Andreas Aristides
Drums: Kotsios Demetriades

Recording: Wreck it Sounds
Mixing and Mastering: George Leodis
Artwork: Diogo Soares

- #1 on best selling hard rock vinyls on Bandcamp
- "Mania" featured in top 13 heavy rock songs of the week in Metal Hammer
- Ranked 18th on Doom Charts February 2020

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“APHASIA is yet another deadly weapon in the new Greek Stoner uprising! Chock full of hot Desert licks and molten metal, Stonus carve out seven huge hunks of solid rock and fashion them as idols to the Sun God.” ~REEK OF STOOM (DOOM CHARTS)

“ Stonus have whipped up an explosive cocktail of fuzz, heaviness, psych, tripping and doom. This album will rock your socks off! Oh, and how about the fabulous cover...the band is pulling out all stops to make this a memorable piece of work.
As Aphasia nests forever in your consciousness so will this album. Stonus have created a stone cold killer album"
~ROBERT CAMASSA (Music/Radio Producer CYBC)

“The guys know their craft and the fuzz is strong with this ones, the vocals are a nice surprise as I don’t get reminded to OZZY OSBOURNE or one of the other usual suspects, bass and drums are also very present.” 8.5/10
~ REFLECTIONS OF DARKNESS

The production and overall sound of the album is excellent and allows Aphasia to be quite a load and action-packed album indeed. Aphasia has a cool and addictive warm glow to it. Overall, Stonus have released a superbly entertaining record that will hopefully enhance their reputation within the Stoner Rock/Metal community. ~ STEVE HOWE (OUTLAWS OF THE SUN)

“This is a band that is growing into their sound and I really dig it!” ~ FUZZY CRACKLINS

“It becomes really clear by the end of this record that Stonus definitely meets that criteria with their debut being far more than just notable. So much about what makes “Aphasia” great is in its loyalty to all that is modern rock, and the whole of the record flourishes because of that.” ~HEAD-BANGER REVIEW

“Recorded in Greece, at wreck it sound studios in Corinth, "Aphasia" has a raw, fat, well-mastered, hyper-saturated sound, and yet very heavy and fuzz rock. Far from being apathetic, stonus shows immediately visible energy. From the first notes of " awake, " Nadir " or " Ghost town ", we enter the subject... under a sun of lead! The seven tracks of the album are of tremendous efficiency, and the maturity of the young band surprises. To Discover urgently! ~ FRANCOIS ALAOURET (ROCK'N FORCE)

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Hailing through the warm breeze of the Mediterranean STONUS is a Heavy Rock quintet from Cyprus created in 2015 and based in London since 2018. Their sound can be described as a mixture of stoner, psychedelic, desert, alternative and doom rock with pyrotechnic guitars, fuel firing solos, powerful drumming and raw dirty riffs held together by the melodic vocals and coloured by analogue equipment. ... more

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Track Name: Awake
Brain burning away, exploding to the sky in a single ray
Heat aura decay, it’s boiling in my veins like a hurricane

Come on x4
Stay awake x3

Dust breathe inhale, it’s getting in my lungs till I suffocate
Punch in the face, I’ll catch him by the throat till he fills no pain
Wheels rolling all day, 100 degrees till you get insane

Come on x4
Stay awake x4

If I could turn back time I would not change anything, my only wish would be to see you alive to see you awake

And when you show me the way,
I try to stay awake…
Track Name: Aphasia
I could not see what I believe exists in real life
All the shapes are being transformed so vivid in my mind
Happiness is killing me, but I am lost inside
The devil fights my inner thoughts and still I can survive

A sinner’s soul ever awaked empowers in my mind
Illusions and mysterious thoughts ignite beneath my eyes
I slowly start to fade away and crash into the tides
And then alone I rise again to fight subconscious lies

Aphasia in my mind!
Track Name: Mania
Look in the mirror, try to change yourself
Blend in the shadows try to inhale your scent
Trapped in the times, how they pass so fast
I’m losing my mind, try to be the one

Every time that I lose myself
Every time that I am freed from your spell
Free from your spell x2

Choosing a reason, becoming so obsessed
Escape from a prison, where you bound to a cell
Killing the freedom, enslaving yourself
Controlled by a vision, its shape never seen again

Every time that I lose myself
Every time that I am free from the rest
Free from the rest x2

Obsession like this is unearthed
You can take what you needed
Obsession like this is unearthed
You can take what you wanted
Obsession like this is unearthed
Obsession…
Track Name: Nadir
Show the reason to hang on
Show the prison where I belong
Feel there’s something still in my thoughts
If there’s nothing where should I go


I’ve been travelling on my own
To find the species, existence call
Still I’m searching by myself
Is this heaven? Am I dead?
And I’ll be diving in the stars
To this moment when I’m loved
And still I’m dying in your arms
So, come and save me I’m your sun
Track Name: Dead End
Lose my soul,
I am trapped into the air,
Lose it all,
I am gone I play it dead,
Either way,
I feel this emptiness,
Either way,
I cannot escape this hell

And I call your name, Every other day,
And I am trapped inside, Between this endless lie,
And I just need your call, I just want it all,
I don’t wanna be there In this fake dead end

Lose it all, fear no more, I can’t see the rest
I am trapped deep inside and I can’t find the way
Either way, I am lost inside my head
Either way, I am trapped into your spell

And I call your name, Every other day,
And I am trapped inside, Between this endless lie,
And I just need your call, I just want it all,
I don’t wanna be there In this fake dead end

I see the green sign, when I get high,
I see the green sign, when I get high,
I see the the green light when I free my mind,
I see the green sign when I free my mind
Fear my soul, fear no more x 4
Track Name: Ghost Town
In this town where I was born,
with my ego in my soul,
the sun was rising in the air,
the sand was golden in my hands

Nah, Naaah
Nah, Naaah

I still regret that darkened hour,
when the devil cursed our land
and the sky just turned to black
and the people lost their smiles
and the people lost their smiles
and the people lost their smiles
and the people…

and now they've lost their only hope,
and now they pray to all the gods,
so they redeem their precious home
and they can free their imprisoned souls…...

(Ghost Town) So get your guns and fight them all,
(Ghost Town) so you can stab them till their gone,
(Ghost Town) and look the devil in the eyes,
(Ghost Town) and cut his throat a million times x2

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