Author Archives: Mike James Rock Show

Hi Mike here i'm the guy behind Mike James Rock Show a weekly global syndicated radio show at the cutting edge of new Rock/Metal with lots of interviews and silly banter in between, I also podcast and DJ at a popular club night in my home town of Exeter deep in the shire, You can find out more of what goes on over at www.mikejamesrockshow.com
Igorrr's Savage Sinusoid

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Igorrr

From the opening guttural screams and crushing riff this is not going to be the easiest of listens, but for fans of Gautier Serre (Igorrr) the four-year wait is over! This is a boiling pot of musical madness. For instant, the track ‘Houmous’ blends Balkan accordion with pounding glitch beats and erratic vocals akin to Mikee Goodman of Sikth. All ...

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Motionless In White

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Motionless In White

I’ve always had Motionless In White down as a gateway band targeted towards your college aged kids, but over the course of the last few albums they have grown up to be young adults and the band have gone with it too, although they still cater to the theatrical and light-hearted side of accessible rock the content and sounds have ...

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Poison The Parish

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Seether

Poison The Parish is the fresh new album from South African stalwarts Seether. It pulls huge influences from the heavier side of Grunge to the early sound of Nu-Metal, think Nirvana meets Deftones with a sprinkling of Tool and Alice In Chains in there too. This is the seventh album from their illustrious career and the pressure is on as the last ...

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Doyle II “As We Die”

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Doyle

When you get passed the new album from a member of the legendary Misfits you know it’s gonna have a style and production to it that will stir the excitement even if it’s not a new Misfits recording (we can all dream can’t we). This new offering from Doyle lives up to expectations and in places exceeds them in abundance. ...

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My Regime - Deranged Patterns

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – My Regime

If furiously fast Thrash is your thing then this is the album for you. Sweden’s My Regime are not letting go of the assault they created on the last album and this seems to give the feel it is a continuation of Dogmas just with more pumped up body crushing riffs. Deranged Patterns has more than a foot in the past ...

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RAMzine - Kobra & The Lotus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Kobra & The Lotus

It’s been a little over three years since the High Priestess came out and now Kobra & The Lotus are back with full force in the form of Prevail I, their most powerful album yet seeing them cement themselves as a staple in modern female fronted hard rock category. From the off this album showcases Kobra Paige’s true vocal ability ...

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Don Jamieson – Communication Breakdown

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Don Jamieson

It’s not often I get to review comedy albums but this is something different. You may recognise the name as one of the presenters of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, but what most people don’t know over here in the UK is that Don Jamieson is an Emmy-Award Winner and circuit comedian. This is his third album on legendary label Metal ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Life Of Agony

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Life Of Agony

If energetic alternative rock is your thing then the eagerly awaited new offering from Life Of Agony is just the tonic. It has been 12 years since their last album and the world has changed beyond all measures. There is a drive and intensity in these new songs that only someone like Mina Caputo could pen, wearing her heart on ...

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Eve To Adam's Odyssey

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Eve To Adam

If big catchy sing-a-long tunes are your thing then the new album from New York City’s Eve To Adam will not disappoint. Imagine the fist-pumping sounds of Avenged Sevenfold or the headbanging riffage of Queens of The Stone Age and you can get the scope of the type of song that is included in new album Odyssey. This album is ...

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Beast Modulus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Beast Modulus

Being explodes into your ears in a wave of static sounding news bulletins before pounding into a pure groove and thunderous sonic fury. From the off this is a strangely aggressive album with lead singer Kurt’s vocals searing like a man on a mission. Later in the album his ability and range draw from a number of influences such as ...

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