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
Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Coburg

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Coburg

This is the first full-length album by symphonic gothic act Coburg, based in London. The Enchantress perfectly sums up the frontwoman Anastasia who the band are named after. This album is a melting pot of synth soundscapes couple with her full vocal range be that haunting and gentle to full of power and gusto. Releasing The Enchantress around this time ...

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B.O.S.C.H's Fleischwolf

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – B.O.S.C.H

On first listening to the new album by B.O.S.C.H it’s hard not to draw comparison to the fellow German pyro loving stadium-filling counterparts but as you delve deeper into the album it’s clear that Fleishwolf is at the forefront of the new wave of German noise “NDH” as they call it in the motherland (Neue Deutsche Harte). This album is ...

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Metal Mirror

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Metal Mirror

MWoBHM pioneers Metal Mirror’s new album Vodka, Hell & Angels is a fresh and updated look at the classic sounds of the band from back in the day. From the offset, it sets out as a booze-infused anthemic party to the ears. With the upsurge of new bands coming along copying this retro sound, it’s nice to see legends playing them at ...

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Skein's Deadweight

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Skein

Deadweight is the second album from Finnish atmospheric metals Skein and unlike their 2014 debut Of Wings Unfolding  (which was a concept album) Deadweight, tackles some pretty hefty subject matter like social responsibility, misuse of power and basic human characteristics. This album draws on a rawness that is balanced with both clean and screaming vocals to highlight the punch of the ...

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Igorrr

Igorrr “From Baroque to Death Metal to Electronic and Balkan”

We sent our friend Mike James to interview Igorrr when they recently played at UK Tech-Fest and as they are a crazy strange band Mike asked them some crazy strange questions check it out… Please introduce yourself, what you do in the band and give us a brief history of the band and your style? I’m Gautier, I created the ...

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Furyborn's Dawn Of Leviathan

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Furyborn

Furyborn class themselves as a ‘Modern Melodic Death Metal’ band that should prick up the ears of anyone, but as you listen more carefully to Dawn of Leviathan I feel it’s more of a crossover as there are very strong resemblances to Trivium fronted by a Howard Jones-esque Killswitch Engage. The vocals from Jut Tabor are strong and monstrously powerful in ...

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Execration

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Execration

This is Execration‘s third album and they have certainly found their sound now although shorter than the previous two, this album builds on the sound and feel of their sophomore album in 2014. There is something for everyone on Return To The Void be that Black, Thrash, Death or in places Heavy Metal. For me, the back bone of this ...

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Goatwhore

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Goatwhore

Vengeful Ascension is the seventh full-length album from Metal Blade stalwarts Goatwhore and they have gone old school in the production of this by recording it on Reel to Reel at Earth Analog Studio in Illinois USA. The ten track album captures what the band are about and have been through their career. Which is best summed up as a ...

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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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