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
Corrupt Moral Altar Eunoia

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Corrupt Moral Altar

Brash, noisy, energetic and so full of promise are ways you could describe Corrupt Moral Alter’s new release Eunoia which basically means ‘beautiful thinking’ or ‘well mind’. The boys from Southport have written 13 blistering tunes that encapsulate the pure hardcore sounds of the like of Napalm Death and Narcosis whilst bringing a new wave of so called “core” style ...

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Leaves Eyes

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Leaves Eyes

Leaves Eyes are the masters of Symphonic Metal and their new album is a masterclass in musicianship and storytelling. Each album has a Nordic theme and this one is no different. ‘Sign Of The Dragon’ highlights the power and beauty of Elina Siirala’s vocals as she takes to the helm from Liv Kistine and steers the ship in a more energetic ...

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voodoo circle .. raised on rock

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Voodoo Circle

Hard Rock is sounding great in 2018 and leading the charge are Voodoo Circle with their fifth release Raised On Rock which as you can imagine with a title like that is full of energy and gusto. This is the first album with new vocalist Herbie Langhan, who’s name you might know if you’re a fan of Avantasia. He met ...

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Anvil Pounding The Pavement

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Anvil

As fresh in 2018 as they have ever been Canadian rock giants Anvil return with their 17th album Pounding The Pavement. The band seem to have taken on board comments from fans saying they want a return to the sounds Anvil are known for and this album will not disappoint those fans. The musicianship, as always is on point, but for ...

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Godflesh

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Godflesh

When we talk about pioneers of a sound they don’t get more pioneering than Godflesh who have been making post punk and industrial music since its inception in the very early nineteen eighties and they have been influencing bands and the scene from then on. Drawing influence from power electronic of forefathers Whitehouse, noise rock band Swans, as well as ambient music creator Brian ...

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Dimebag Darrell

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Dimebag Darrell

It’s been 11 years since Dimevision Vol 1: The Fun I Have landed in peoples ears. As 2017 rolls to an end there is a new offering of tracks recorded by the guitarist before his untimely death. Vol 2 has been put together by long time girlfriend Rita Haney and Dime’s closest and old friend Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Amberger who ...

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RAM Rod

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – RAM

Hard Rock outfit RAM return with their new album Rod, another band coming from the Gothenburg scene which seems to produce band after band of strong fiery hard music (must be something in the water there). Having been together and recording since the start of the millennium it’s fair to say that RAM have stayed true to their beliefs and they are ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – GWAR

Riffs followed by riffs followed by riffs and more riffs is one way to describe the new album from GWAR. From the off, the opening track is straight out of the Tony Iommi school of dark sounding bone crushing chords creating just the beginning to the new look and feel GWAR. If you strip away all the costumes and history ...

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Deliberations-From-The-Shire-with-Mike-James-Spreading The Disease

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Spreading The Disease

Brash, harsh and in your face are just some of things that come to mind on first listening to the heavy new album by Spreading The Disease. Having built their name up on the underground live circuit on the back of the first release Viral, this new album is a step up and fully encapsulates the energy you’d expect to see ...

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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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