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Världen Brinner – ‘Vi Äger Natten’ (ViciSolum Productions)

Monk has gone on the record several times – and most recently in this past weekend’s ‘Video Of The Week’ feature – in stating that the Scandinavian peninsula, and Sweden in particular, is something of a hotbed for seriously good quality punk music at the moment. The charge from the archipelago has been led by the likes of ÜR faves The Good The Bad & The Zugly, but there is a whole plethora of bands emerging from the back alleyways of Stockholm and elsewhere – the latest of whom to come to our attention here at ÜRHQ are Världen Brinner.

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The Fangs of the Dodo – ‘The Curtained Sleep’ EP (Self-Released)

The sun has actually come out, which is a pretty rare occurrence for Jonny B’s particular corner of the Über Kingdom, so he’s making the most of it (responsibly) by sitting in the garden to knuckle down on some more reviews. Considering that it is pretty pleasant out, he decided to opt for something from the more gentle and upbeat submissions that have come into ÜRHQ for review and picked out the fun sounding The Fangs Of The Dodo to see what they have to offer…

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Joe Satriani – ‘Shapeshifter’ (SonyCMGUK)

In these deeply uncertain times, Jonni D reckons that it’s good to know there are still some steadfast universal truths we can cling to: sausage rolls are only to be consumed with brown sauce – get that ketchup outta here; the Star Wars prequels have merit for those wishing to do some digging; and Joe Satriani remains a vital force in the world of virtuosic, instrumental rock music.

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Shodan – ‘Death, Rule Over Us’ (Deformeathing Productions)

Have you ever had music that had so much energy and gets to you in just the right way that you have a hard time putting into words what you like about it? That is how John B feel about this, and since he needed to write a review this was wildly inconvenient. When the press information is just one paragraph saying it is melodic death metal and giving just some very basic info, our man knows that they are confident enough in the product to let it speak for itself. That confidence was well placed. This album is honest. The passion of the band comes through on every track…

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