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Paradox

Formed: 1986
From: Bayern, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Paradox News

Below is our complete Paradox news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Paradox Resigns With AFM Records, New Album 2014

German power thrash act Paradox has resigned with AFM Records. The band is working on new material for the follow up to the 2012 release "Tales of the Weird," which is targeted for release in fall/winter of 2014.

The band also confirmed the following live appearances:

04/11/14 Oberursel - Taunus Metal
04/12/14 Vienna - Black ´n Thrash Inferno Festival
05/03/14 Andernach - A Chance For Metal Festival
05/30/14 Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival
06/20/14 Duisburg - Rage Against Rasicm Festival
07/25/14 Brande-Hörnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air More...

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Paradox Streaming New Track "Brutalized"

German metal act Paradox is streaming the new track "Brutalized" from the forthcoming LP "Tales Of The Weird," the band's sixth studio release. The album is scheduled to drop on December 14, 2013 via AFM Records. "Tales of the Weird" was recorded at Woodshed-Studio in Landshut, Germany and was produced by Charly Steinhauer and mixed and mastered by V. Santura. Guest appearances on the album include Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and Gus Drax (Sunburst).

The track listing for "Tales Of The Weird" is:

1. Tales Of The Weird
2. Day Of Judgement
3. Brutalized
4. Fragile Alliance (Feat. Gus Drax)
5. Escalation
6. Brainwashed
7. Slashdead
8. Zeitgeist
9. The Downward Spiral
10. A Light In The Black (Bonus Track) (Feat. Bob Katsionis)

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Paradox Unveils "Tales Of The Weird" Art

The new Paradox album “Tales Of The Weird” will be released this coming December 14th. The album was produced by Charly Steinhauer and mixed & mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed-Studio in Landshut, Germany. "Tales Of The Weird" also includes guest appearances by Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and Gus Drax (Sunburst). The cover artwork, available below, was created by Claudio Bergamin.

The “Tales Of The Weird” track listing is as follows:

01. Tales Of The Weird 9:19
02. Day Of Judgement 4:15
03. Brutalized 5:27
04. Fragile Alliance 6:24 (w. Gus Drax)
05. Escalation 4:15
06. Brainwashed 7:33
07. Slashdead 4:53
08. Zeitgeist 1:53
09. The Downward Spiral 3:42
10. A Light In The Black 7:18 (bonus track) (w. Bob Katsionis) More...

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Paradox (GER) To Release Sixth LP

German power thrashers Paradox announced that the band will release its sixth studio album entitled "Tales Of The Weird" on December 14, 2012 through AFM Records. The album will be the first for guitar virtuoso Christian Münzner (Obscura), who released his debut instrumental solo album "Timewarp" in April 2011, and Ex-Hatred drummer Daniel Buld.

Muenzner commented on the album: "I already applied for Paradox ten years ago, even before I was in the band Necropahgist. Logisitically this is even the closest band to where I live; we're not even 45 minutes apart, so this makes a lot of sense. Been a fan of that band for years and always wanted to play thrash, so here we go. The new songs sound fucking amazing, I'm stoked to be a part of this!"

The track listing for "Tales of the Weird" is as follows:

1. Tales Of The Weird
2. Day Of Judgement
3. Brutalized
4. Fragile Alliance
5. Slashdead
6. Drowning In Lies
7. Zeitgeist
8. Escalation
9. Brainwashed
10. The Downward Spiral
11. A Light In The Black (Rainbow Cover) (Japanese Only Bonus Track)

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Onslaught Comments On OST Mountainfest

Onslaught has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming OST Mountainfest in Romania:

"Hi Ladies and Luntaics Hope you're all doing great right now!

"We are extremely stoked to announce that Onslaught will be appearing at the 3 day open air OST Mountainfest in Brasov, Romania on 24th July 2011 along with Samael / Keep of Kalessin / Paradox and 23 other bands.

"Its been a few years since we last visited Romania and we're so looking forward to returning to this fantastic country. We had such an amazing experience and met some truly wonderful people last time around, it was a real blast. Bring it on!"

A list of upcoming Onslaught tour dates can be found at this location.

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Paradox Cancels All Upcoming Live Shows

Charly Steinhauer of Germany's Paradox has issued the following brief statement about the band canceling all upcoming live shows: "Dear fans, Paradox is forced to cancel all live activities in the future. I´m still writing new material to release one more record for my loyal fans in 2011 via AFM-Records." No additional details were provided. You can also check out sample Paradox songs via the band's MySpace page.

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Paradox Streaming Bonus Track

Germany's Paradox is currently streaming a new song online that was included as a bonus track on the Japanese release of the band's latest album "Riot Squad." The bonus song "Timegrain" can be heard via the official Paradox MySpace page. Paradox is also currently in the process of writing their 6th full-length studio album, which will be released in 2011 for their 25th anniversary.

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Paradox Working On New Album

Germany's Paradox has issued the following update about the band's lack of live activity and working on a new full-length album to release in 2011:

"Due to numerous inquiries for Live lacking presence of Paradox in Germany now for this an official statement from the band. Despite outstanding CD criticisms of the current album 'Riot Squad' many of you may ask themselves, why PARADOX show so little Live presence. Why Paradox are not booked is reasoned by the fact that our native concert agencies and festival-bookers for what reason always, shows no interest into Paradox.

"They still ignore us. Their business runs among themselves and we belongs not to the family. Therefore play also in all regularity same bands on the bigger festivals. It is not because of us that Paradox gets to see so rare. We want to give concerts, but nobody of them give us a chance. If you want to see us playing live, then please write to the magazines, which meanwhile already call Paradox as Germany`s most underrated band or to the forums of the festival sites.

"The Band already began with the song writing to the 6th studio album, which will be released in 2011 to their 25th anniversary. Metal UP!

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Paradox Announces New Band Line-Up

Germany's Paradox has issued the following update about completing their line-up by recruiting drummer Roland Jahoda:

"The turbulence is over! We are pleased to announce that Paradox is again complete!! ROLAND JAHODA returns to the band! New guitarist GUS DRAX will play his first gig with Paradox set to take place on March 26, 2010 in Essen (Turock) As in the past, ex-guitarist KAI PASEMANN will continue writing lyrics for the band. Thanx for your support! The current Line-Up reads as follows: CHARLY STEINHAUER (vox,guit), GUS DRAX (guit), OLLY KELLER (bass), ROLAND JAHODA (drums)."

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Paradox Announces New Guitarist

Paradox has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitar player:

"Dear Fans, we have found a new guitar player! Welcome Gus Drax! More info coming soon! Metal Up! Gus Drax was born in Larissa Greece on 21 of September 1987. He decided to play guitar at the age of 14 when he saw 'Live in Tokyo' by Dream Theater and was amazed by John Petrucci. He started practicing for 6-12 hours a day.

"At the age of 19 his talent was noticed by John K, the vocalist/band leader of the UK Progressive Metal Band Biomechanical. John suggested him to join the band and in August 2007 Gus was the new guitarist of Biomechanical. He toured the UK at February 2008 and since then he played at a lot of places all over Europe. Athens, Thessaloniki, Milan, Porto and Tolmin Slovenia! The greatest moment so far was Biomechanical's participation in some of Europe's biggest Heavy Metal Festivals in front of thousands of people. These were Metalcamp (Slovenia), Rockin Field (Milan, Italy) and Caos-Emergente (Porto, Potrugal).

"Besides Biomechanical Gus is going to release his first instrumental solo album in 2010 called 'In Search Of Perfection' featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) and Steve Smyth (Forbidden,ex-Nevermore, Testament) as guests. He's also writing material for a new band he recenlty formed."

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Paradox Parts Ways With Guitarist And Drummer

Germany's Paradox has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist Kai Pasemann and drummer Roland Jahoda:

"Dear Fans, we are sorry to inform you, that we had to split with Kai Pasemann (Guitar) and Roland Jahoda (Drums). We had no choice, because we found out we have a different view on how to reach our goals. We thank Kai & Roland for the years they stayed with us and wish them all the best in their future!

"Skilled Lead guitarists and drummers, who want to work with us professionally on a long term contact us at paradoxbangers@aol.com In February 2011 we plan to release our new album for the 25th anniversary of the band. Paradox is still alive!

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Paradox Streaming New Song Online

German metallers Paradox have posted the new song "Rise In Rank" from their upcoming album "Riot Squad" on their MySpace page. "Riot Squad" is due to be released on October 16th, and it's cover artwork can be viewed here. A teaser trailer for the album can also be viewed below. More...

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Paradox Streaming New Song "Riptide"

German metallers Paradox have posted the new song "Riptide" from their upcoming album "Riot Squad" on their MySpace page. "Riot Squad" is due to be released on October 16th.

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Paradox Posts "Riot Squad" Teaser Trailer

German metallers Paradox have posted a teaser trailer online for their new album "Riot Squad," which can be viewed below. "Riot Squad" is due out on October 16th through AFM Records. More...

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Whiplash Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival 2009

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.

The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Destruction Returns To Sodom Show

German thrash metal legends Destruction will once again be taking part in the tribute show honouring the late Sodom drummer Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek. The show will be headlined by Sodom and include performances from Destruction, Tankard, Assassin, Darkness, Holy Moses, Paradox, The Protectors, Blackfire and Wortmord. A message from Destruction mainman Schmier reads as follows:

"If this phone call would have happened earlier, all this painful confusion would have never taken place. Sodom and Destruction have both been on tour lately, I guess that did lead to a couple of misunderstandings that are all solved now.

"There was never any intention to argue about this event in any case! Tom and myself have a friendship since 25 years. The lack of communication via third parties did lead to some turbulent misinterpreting.

"I would like to point out, that we have moved our North American anniversary tour to play at this event. It was always very important to us. We have confirmed our participation already in late 2008. As some may remember, Chris toured with us before on the Eternal Devastation tour in 1986 when our drummer Tommy left the band. Since that day we were real mates! More...

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Germany's Winterbreath Festival Lineup Revealed

Germany's Winterbreath Festival, which takes place on January 2 and 3, 2009 in Hauptsmoorhalle, DE-Strullendorf/Bamberg is shaping up. Here are the bands confirmed so far:

ANIMA SEMENTIS
HATRED
EMERGENCY GATE
ZWANGSVERSTEIGERTEN
HACKNEYED
DEBAUCHERY
ILLDISPOSED
ERASER
NARCOLEPTIC
LEGIO MORTIS
EBOLA
PROFANATION
DAVIDIAN
DRYROT
ENEMY OF THE SUN
PARADOX
HATE SQUAD
DEW-SCENTED
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HIRSCHLEDER

For more information, visit the festival's website at winterbreath.de.

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Paradox Issue Update

German thrashers PARADOX have issued the following update:

"Thanks to all Greek fans for the great evening in Athens' AN Club. It was an awesome night with real 80s stage diving and moshpits and some really wild fans who took the place apart ! (Pics and Video will be put online soon.)

Thanks to all reviewers worldwide for positive reviews on our new CD Electrify.

See you on tour!"

Paradox' new album, Electrify, was released January 18th via AFM. Tracks include: 'Second Over Third By Force', 'Monument', 'Portrait In Grey', 'Hyperspeeed Hallucinations', Bridge To Silence', 'Infected', 'Disconnected', 'Cyberspace Romance', 'Electrify' and 'Good Morning' (BLACKFOOT cover).

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Paradox Post "Infected" Video Online

"Infected", the new video from the long-running German metallers PARADOX, can be viewed here. The track — which is available for free download on the band's MySpace page — comes off the group's fourth album, "Electrify", which is scheduled for release on January 18 via AFM Records. The CD was produced by guitarist/vocalist Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered at the Hansen Studios in Denmark by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, DESTRUCTION, HATESPHERE). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Monument", "Second Over Third By Force", "Infected", "Portrait in Grey", "Hyperspeed Hallucinations", "Bridge to Silence", "Disconnected", "Cyberspace Romance", "Electrify", as well as a cover of BLACKFOOT's "Good Morning". Joining Steinhauer and guitarist Kai Pasemann in the group's current touring lineup are drummer Roland Jahoda (formerly of SOUL DEMISE) and bassist Roland Keller.

On January 12, PARADOX will headline the Deutsche Assault Festival in Athens, Greece alongside ZED YAGO and WIZARD. More...

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Paradox Push "Electrify" Release Back A Week

Long-running German metallers PARADOX have pushed back the German release date of their fourth album, "Electrify", to January 18 from the previously announced January 11. The CD was produced by guitarist/vocalist Charly Steinhauer and was mixed and mastered at the Hansen Studios in Denmark by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, DESTRUCTION, HATESPHERE). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Monument", "Second Over Third By Force", "Infected", "Portrait in Grey", "Hyperspeed Hallucinations", "Bridge to Silence", "Disconnected", "Cyberspace Romance", "Electrify", as well as a cover of BLACKFOOT's "Good Morning". Joining Steinhauer and guitarist Kai Pasemann in the group's current touring lineup are drummer Roland Jahoda (formerly of SOUL DEMISE) and bassist Roland Keller.

Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.

On January 12, PARADOX will headline the Deutsche Assault Festival in Athens, Greece alongside ZED YAGO and WIZARD.

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