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Cork, Munster, Ireland | SELF

Cork, Munster, Ireland | SELF
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"Instant Success!!"

Instant success is the only term I can use to describe the destiny of the Irish band, Paradox. With tracks like "Lame and Languid" and "Infinite" these guys are sure to grace the scene with a pumped up version of the modern Alternative/Rock sound. As I listened I found new reasons to listen again. Obviously Paradox is dedicated to their craft. The mix is great and the power is incredible with a perfect combination of acoustic and electric to please nearly every taste. As Rock goes I always try to compare one sound to another, but Paradox is not a band to be compared to anyone. Pete's vocals are impeccable, beautifully accented by the rest of the band. Lots of great guitar accents and solid beats put Paradox on the top of my "next best list" and make for one killer rock band. Driven by melody and pure adrenaline, these guys are a commanding force in the new music arena. I really enjoyed reviewing this this band and, all in all, I can't find a reason to give Paradox less than 5 stars. - RoadRash - Garage Radio Magazine

"The core of Paradox's sound is driven with passion!!"

Originally from Ireland this trio has found fairly agreeable success in North America with self promotion and hard work. Hard and in your face with the track "Corporate Pollution" Paradox extracts the essence of the North American ways of life, capitalistic apathy. Coming from a european background these insights into our ways of life are quite refreshing and even more pressing than when heard from within. The core of Paradox's sound is driven with passion and is reminiscent of the grunge/hard rock styles prevalent in middle America. The lyrics are quite insightful and are obviously something these gentleman put a lot of their heart and soul into. "Pretend Friend", one of my favourites displays their appreciation for the musical content of a song with their use of harmonies and a meaningful topic. Paradox is definitely worth a listen.

- Duss Rodgers, Cats Ask Music - Canada

"There’s no question that Pete and Mike are two talented guys!!"

There’s no question that Pete and Mike are two talented guys, check the credits. I found it difficult to give my opinion because 5 of the 6 tracks on the website were just short samples. The only full length song was the last one “Downward Spiral” now that song kicked ass! Energy to the end.

- Unsigned Music Mag

"'PULSING PUNKISH GRUNGE METAL' hailing from Cork!!!"

PARADOX are a pulsing punkish grunge metal hailing from Cork, Ireland. Their mixture of high vocals and lightly heavy guitar on Sacred sort of reminds me of Motley Crue crossed with Green Day with Vince Neil/Curt Cobain singing. Some songs have the "Too Fast For Love" (Crue's first album) feel to them with lots of acoustic parts adding the Cobainish groove. The rythm section, adding a down to earth feel, make these guys fun to listen to. PARADOX is a pleasant mixture of grunge and light metal. If this is what you are into, I highly recommend PARADOX for YOU...... - Powerful Bands



'In Limbo' is a collection of songs that date back as far as 2003, 14 songs written at different times, in different places over the space of 5 years. All music and lyrics are composed by Pete Mac. All instruments (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Tambourine) are performed by Pete and he's also responsible for the production of the album. Tracks 5, 13 and 14 were recorded June 2005, Cork, Ireland on an analog 4-track home studio live. Track 9 is taken from Paradox album 'Sacred', recorded January 2004 at BPM Studios, Cork, Ireland. All other tracks were recorded throughout 2008 in Berlin, Germany. 'In Limbo' is an album of many moods, emotions, each song bringing across a different vibe. From the political outbursts of 'Corporate Pollution' to the atmospheric ambience of 'In Limbo', followed by the melodic waves of 'No Words' to the dischordent chops of 'Bury the World', 'In Limbo' takes a different musical direction from any previous Paradox sound.

Sacred - The Album is the second full-lenght release from Irish Alternative Rock outfit PARADOX. Featuring nearly 60 minutes of Music as well as an Enhanced CD-Rom, 'Sacred' potrays a powerful mix of Post Grunge and Alternative Rock, its core sound reminiscent of the early 90's!! 'Sacred' was recorded in 2 parts, 6 tracks recorded January 2003, the following 6 January 2004. All tracks were recorded at BPM Studios, Cork Ireland and mastered at Xarc Mastering in Dresden Germany. 'Sacred' has recieved rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and is widely available on the likes of Amazon, CD Universe etc. also recieving much airplay on many FM and internet Radio stations in Europe and the US. Brothers Pete and Mike Mac yet again play all instruments on Sacred. Pete plays - Vocals, Guitars and Bass while Mike plays Drums, Harmonies with the addition of Keyboards and Piano on this album. 'Sacred' is a major progression from the bands debut album, veering away from their previous Punk Rock/Grunge sound to a more Melodic Alternative Sound that the band has been thriving to achieve since their creation.


Debut Paradox album... Recorded in two weeks at Master Groove Studios in Los Angeles Ca. and released on a US Indie label, 'Circle of Growth' defines the bands earlier sound, A raw mix of Grunge, Punk and a few melodic acoustic ballads in there too like tracks 'Infinite' and 'Shame for my name'. Brothers Pete and Mike Mac are solely responsible for all performances... Pete performs Vocals, Guitars and Bass while Mike performs Drums and Harmonies... The album was recorded December 2000 and released Spring 2002...



PARADOX - A powerful Alternative Rock/Grunge Outfit hailing from Ireland whose music has gathered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for its unique diverse blend of melodic vocals, driven by cutting edge riffs. Formed in 1996, Paradox are a combination of three unique individuals, with distinctive musical backgrounds, each member contributing their own personal style. Brothers Pete & Mike Mac are solely responsible for all the performances on both Paradox releases, 'Circle of Growth' (Recorded in Los Angeles, Ca and released on US indie Label in 2002) and 'Sacred' (Recorded in Cork, Ireland and self released in 2004). Pete is responsible for all Guitar work, Bass and Vocals, on both albums, while Mike performs all Percussion, Drums, Backing Vocals, with the addition of Keyboards and Piano on 'Sacred'. They also participate on all production aspects of both albums. Pete Mac recorded and released his first solo album titled 'In Limbo' in 2009 followed by a solo tour in Germany. Pete plays all instruments on the album as well as producing the album himself. Paradox have toured both Europe and the US, are on rotation on 100's of internet radio stations and have built a steady fanbase worldwide from CD sales as well as their prominent internet presence and word of mouth. Paradox continue to work on a full time professional level, in a bid to ensure they reach their full potential.