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Stage times have been announced for this years Townlands Carnival . We'll be playing Sunday, July 10th at roughly 3pm on the "Sibin Stage" which is an outdoor stage set up in the woods of Rusheen Farm. Tier 3 tickets and day tickets for Sunday still available. More info at Townlands Carnival 2016 - https://townlandscarnival.com/sibin/

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Looking forward to playing at Townlands Carnival 2016 July 8th to 10th. We're not sure yet which day we are playing but definitely worth making a weekend of this festival. Tier 1 tickets are sold out but Tier 2 still available.Townlands Carnival is one of Corks (if not Irelands) newest and most diverse summer festivals featuring many different acts with the likes of Jerry Fish, The Electric Swing Circus, The Eskies, The Altered Hours and many more.. We'll keep you posted

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Next up on the live front we're happy to be playing the first of the summer festivals at Nitrogen Rathangan in Kildare on June bank holiday weekend. We'll be playing on Sunday, June 5th alongside Bunoscionn and many more..

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BIG Thanks to Gill Fonteyn from Fonteyn Photography for shooting some pics last Monday. This is the second shoot Gill has done with us. Here's the gallery on his official website with a mix of both photo shoots. While you're there check out his other photos. Gill has travelled from Route 66 in the US to South East Asia, capturing some amazing images of the places he's been and the people he has met along the way. He's a cool guy too

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This video really sums up the energy last month at Crane Lane, Cork . If we haven't said it already thanks again guys for coming to the shows and singing your heart outBig thanks to Sean Conway for his multi camera work. ?#?Nirvana? ?#?HeartShapedBox? ?#?Cork? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tdVZb_AAIs

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Selection of photos taken from the Smells Like Nirvana tour - April 8th to April 16th 2016.

There will be plenty more added soon, just have to sift through 'em to find the best ones! Lots of Vids on the way too!

Click HERE for selection so far

Photos courtesy of Jota Gambuzino

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Thank You Shonen Knife for sharing your stage with us last night at Crane Lane, Cork and for everyone who stuck around after for our later set. We had blast as always

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Delighted to be opening a second time for Japanese Punk LegendsShonen Knife on bank holiday Monday, May 2nd at Crane Lane, Cork . Such a cool band live! Early show with doors 8.30pm. Tickets 10 euro ::http://www.cranelanetheatre.ie/live-music/shonen-knife/

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So ... last night at Crane Lane, Cork can only be described as an epic ending to a crazy few shows we've been playing this past week. HUGE Thanks to everyone who came along, jumped around and sang along to every tune! Ye guys never leave us down.Special thanks to Brian Casey Music for playing an awesome set with Sean Conway on drums and Jota Gambuzino for snapping some pics and video. We'll be posting some more photos and footage soon.

Nature is a Whore! Cobblestone-Joes ?#?Limerick? We'll be back for sure this was one to remember. Thanks to Brian Lalor Music for shooting the video. More photos and video footage of the tour coming soon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dyf-qwwthY ?#?Nirvana? ?#?InBloom??#?CobblestoneJoes?

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We're delighted to announce that we have been added to the line up of this years Townlands Carnival Music and Arts Festival 2016 taking place July 8th to July 10th at Leades House, Rusheen near Macroom in Co. Cork. Townlands is one of Corks (if not Irelands) newest and most diverse summer festivals featuring many different acts with the likes of Jerry Fish, The Electric Swing Circus, The Eskies, The Altered Hours and many more..

Full line up on their official website: https://townlandscarnival.com/paradox/

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All physical CDs on CD Baby have sold out! For the first time in a while we're completely out of stock of Sacred (Paradox album), Corporate Pollution and the new album Chapters (Paradox album). We're in the process of getting more albums pressed so they should be back in stock in the next few weeks. You can sign up to be notified by email when they arrive. Good to know the streaming digital world hasn't taken over completely and people still like to have music in their hands with a full colourful inlay card. 
Thanks for your support and anyone who has bought any of our albums

http://www.cdbaby.com/all/paradoxrock

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SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA 2016 is back for a third year in a row. What started as a once off event Cork in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain has now turned into a yearly event due to the success and popularity of the shows.

We never expected this to grow as much as it did so thank you everyone for packing out the shows the past 2 years and remembering the music of one of the most important bands of the 90's Nirvana

This year we're heading the some new spots of the country we have never played before as well as returning to our favourite spots.

Our longtime drummer Mike Mac will also be joining us on drums this year with Sean Conway drumming for Screenreader's set. Gonna be fun!

PS. Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain

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Here are the tour dates ::

- Fri. April 8th 2016 - DeBarra's Folk Club w/ PARADOX & Screenreader(feat. Brian Casey Music )

- Sat. April 9th 2016 - The Square Bar, Portlaoise w/ PARADOX & Brian Lalor Music

- Sun. April 10th 2016 - The Village Pump , Rathangan, Kildare w/ Paradox

- Fri. April 15th 2016 - Cobblestone-Joes, Limerick w/ Paradox

- Sat. April 16th 2016 - Crane Lane, Cork w/ PARADOX & Screenreader (Feat. Brian Casey Music )

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New Paradox video 'EAT' on GoldenPlec.com Music News Thanks guys

https://www.goldenplec.com/videos/paradox-eat/

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Tonight at The Roundy in Cork I'll be playing the first solo acoustic gig of 2016 along with many other great artists as part of the The Live Room sessions. Kicks off at 8pm

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Happy to have taken part in the new music video 'Sound of Sirens' by Serbia's finest Sharks, Snakes & Planes Already been aired on MTV Adriati. Wonderdog 'Polly' also appears in the video She's in the 'Free As A Bird' video too! Cheers guys gotta share a stage in Belgrade sometime.

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Just came across this ... We often opened with a cover of Bowie's classic 'Space Oddity' before launching into 'Corporate Pollution'. This was recorded Dec. 28th 2006 at Rock at Sage at the Sage Club in Berlin, Germany with John Finn on bass. For some reason it was made to play in drop 'D'... Still sinking in Rest in Peace

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First Scott, then Lemmy and now David Bowie all gone in a matter of weeks. A Sad Day for music is an understatement. Only recently read on interview with Scott Weiland on how much he was influenced by him. I watched the original broadcast of his 50th birthday with special guests from Dave Grohl to the Pumpkins and my personal favourite Sonic Youth. Still have it recorded on VHS somewhere. It was around that time I became a Bowie fan. He influenced so many great artists that we've been influenced by. A true legend Rest in Peace David Bowie

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'Chapters' added to 'Albums of 2015' alongside some other great Irish albums released last year on Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year. Cheers guys: http://choicemusicprize.ie/2015-album-list/

Listen to 'Chapters' on Spotify

https://play.spotify.com/album/2VEHv3yC4D3Twh4ReBRBSW

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New Music Video for Paradox track 'EAT' from the new album 'Chapters'.

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As promised, we managed to dig out a few more pics of our time in LA recording our debut 'Circle of Growth'. Definately an awesome experience for a young band at the time. Fly out just before Christmas 2000 and were thrown head first into the label world. Met some pretty cool people and other bands. Got to see and stay in different parts of LA, San Fernando Valley, Culver City, and the infamous Sunset Strip! Definately the destination for more Mikes style of music for sure! Can't believe it has been 15 years, man we're getting old..

Some are ones that have been seen already just better quality. .

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2015 has seen the new album 'Chapters' receive many write ups and reviews at home and abroad from various blogs and media. Mostly positive which is nice. So this is a BIG Thank You to anyone who sat down and listened to the album and gave us some welcomed complements and of course some constructive criticism. Sorry for the long post :: "That 90's grunge sound pervades the album" Remy's Music & Film, "Paradox are one of the most consistent bands on the Irish music scene" In Colour on RTÉ 2XM, "This record holds many melodic, experimental, and memorable tracks" AlternativeNation.net, "‘Chapters’ is a beautifully crafted album" Rock And Roll Creations, "My hopes are high for the future of the Grunge/Rock genre in Ireland" Skyrockit Music, "A DIY homage to glory days of the Seattle Sound" GoldenPlec.com Music News, "It might be Paradox’s fourth album but it’s the first you absolutely need to own" Rock And Roll Fables, http://amusicblogyea.com/20…/…/26/getting-cozy-with-paradox/ A Music Blog, Yea? "For a newcomer to the band’s sound, I found their track ‘Free As A Bird’ a wonderful combination of heavy distorted guitar with a sense of angsty passion thrown in for good measure" Dublin Concerts, "Otherside brings me back to my youth and reminds me a lot of the Silverchair track – Ana’s Song from Neon Ballroom" Pure M "If you're a fan of Nirvana, Alice In Chains,Pearl Jam or anything similar then look no further for your new favourite band. Straight out of Cork, Ireland" The Good Old Dayshttp://www.imro.ie/…/paradox-return-with-new-chapters-album/ IMRO Ireland , http://www.xsnoize.com/paradox-nothing-lasts-listen/ XS NOIZE
http://thebestofmusicandfilm.blogspot.ie/…/album-paradox-ch…

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15 Years Ago today we entered Mastergroove Studios in Los Angeles, California to record our debut album Circle of Growth . We had to get all 12 tracks recorded and mixed in under 2 weeks as we had to fly back to Ireland before xmas. It was just Mike and myself in the studio. As Murphy's law would have it I lost my voice completely the day before we recorded the vocals. There was also some pressure from the label too at the time to get everything finished. While having a label initially fund the recording of the album was nice a DIY approach has always felt more secure. Strange looking back now but we've no regrets. Four albums later and we're still playing.

Click on image above to view more pix of our time in LA!

We'll also dig out some unseen images of the Circle of Growth recording sessions for your viewing pleasure real soon and we'll post them here...

You can download 'Circle of Growth' for FREE on band camp (or name your price) - https://paradoxgrunge.bandcamp.com/album/circle-of-growth

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Another great voice and influence gone too soon. Rest in Peace Scott Weiland

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In the run up to Xmas we are offering a special discount on all our albums available for download on band camp. You can download all 4 Paradox albums Chapters (Paradox album) , Corporate Pollution ', Sacred (Paradox album) and 'Circle of Growth' for just over 9 euros (or $$ equivalent) If that's not enough we're also throwing in the Pete Mac solo album 'In Limbo' on top

To avail of this offer visit the Paradox Bandcamp page here :: https://paradoxgrunge.bandcamp.com
Just a small thanks for all your continued support throughout this year

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'EAT' Music Video coming along nicely thanks to Phoenix Pictures

We're nearly there ... https://soundcloud.com/paradox-irish-grunge/paradox-eat.

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.Cork based Alternative Rockers PARADOX and Screenreader are back at the Crane Lane, Cork on Thursday December 31st playing a full set of Nirvana classics and more as part of a special New Years Eve bash. Doors are 8.30pm with the show kicking off at 9pm followed by DJ Fadd Jnr. and DJ Sé-K until late.

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BIG Thanks to Bitch Falcon for making the trip down from Dublin and rocking the place last night at Crane Lane, Cork. We gotta share the stage again sometime! Cheers to everyone who came along and Screenreader drummer Andrew for playing with his second favorite band...

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We currently have a new music video in the works for the 3rd single to be taken from 'Chapters' titled 'EAT' produced by Brian Casey at Wavefield Recording Studios.

The song was originally inspired by the documentary Earthlings which focuses mainly on the treatment of animals in factory farms, the fashion industry and how animals are exploited and used solely for profit, consumption and human pleasure.

The good guys from Phoenix Pictures are behind the production of the video. Expect something different. We'll have some photo stills from the video shortly but in the meantime here's the track on sound cloud ::
https://soundcloud.com/paradox-irish-grunge/paradox-eat

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We've only played on Halloween once way back in 2002 and this is what it looked like. Tonight we are back at Pana at The Pav in Cork for a special Oxjam Ireland charity event with all proceeds going towards Oxfam Ireland. Pete Mac will be playing mostly acoustic joined by Maeve Kelly on Cello and Jette on bass so a slightly different set up to the last time we played on Halloween. We will be dressing up though for the night that it is! Also on the bill are The Lost Gecko, Cork band Strange and guests. Doors 9pm. Any donations appreciated.

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Happy to have been part of this project - http://musicmaninhat.com/music-to-help-homeless-people-pro…/
Man in Hat helping the homeless of Ireland. Regular charity gigs at Abner Browns Barbershop.

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We're happy to announce we will be sharing the stage with the awesome Bitch Falcon from Dublin on Fri. November 20th at Crane Lane, Cork.

These guys have been playing everywhere from KnockanStockan to Electric Picnic as well as supporting the likes of Fucked Up and Torche. Doors are 9pm and it's FREE Adm.

Here's the event page :: https://www.facebook.com/events/974984605904897/

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This Halloween The Lost Gecko and Pete Mac from PARADOX will hold a special charity event at Pana at the Pav in Cork City with all proceeds going towards Oxfam.

Paradox remembers playing an Oxfam charity show over 10 years ago in The Hub in Dublin. Here are a couple of pis from it.

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We're happy to be playing with the good guys from That Falling Feeling this coming Friday, Oct. 9th at WellHouse MusicVenue in Cobh, East Cork. That last time we played Cobh was in 2001 on an outdoor truck trailer stage. Doors 9pm see event listing for more info. That Falling Feeling is the brainchild of guitarist Nono Presta (ex. Cyclefly ) vocalist Ross Daly(ex TwoThirteen), Dave O' Connell on electronics, Drummer Richie Wymberry and bass player Sean Scott-Baird . Looking forward to finally playing with these guys!

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*** New Single and Music Video - 'EAT'. ***
Hey everyone,
We currently have a New Music Video in the works for track 'EAT' which is the third single to be taken from the new album
Chapters (Paradox album). Cork Film Producers Phoenix Pictures will be behind the production and editing of the video. Since they done such a good job on the 'Free As A Bird' music video we wanted to work with them again on this video. The song itself was initially inspired by the documentary Earthlings which focuses on the treatment of animals (by humans) and we hope to achieve something visually different and engaging with this video that will also reflect the meaning of the song.
Here's the streaming track on
Bandcamp (also on Spotify) ::
https://paradoxgrunge.bandcamp.com/track/eat

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PARADOX covering PIXIES track where is my mind shot live at the 96/1 Music Festival in Cork City, Aug 29th 2015.

We'll have another live video shortly from the festival. Bring on next year!

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See full live gallery here (scroll to bottom of page)

BIG THANKS to 96/1 for having us be part of this awesome music festival right in the heart of Cork Rock City. Here are a few shots from the outdoor stage. More to come soon. So many great bands and musicians at this festival that you should check out - Mind-Riot mt., The Grunts, Turfboy, Audible Joes, to Brian Lalor Music, Christine B. Phelan, Ger O'Sullivan Music, The Lost Gecko and many more.. Bring on next year!

Thank You to 'The Green Room' on Cork's 96FM for giving 'Free As A Bird' a nice spin last Saturday evening. It was s busy day playing 2 Gigs in one day but being busy playing music is a good thing for sure. You can listen back to the radio show here (Hour 2) - http://www.96fm.ie/On-Air/The-Green-Room

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"Nothing Lasts begins like an Elliott Smith track, 'S.A.D.'s opening riff is bloody delicious, 'Beating Down' has it's Nirvana-esque elements but quickly strides off into Pearl Jam's Yield, feels like an album that has been sent into the present day from the past to remind us of the finer music that was produced during the grunge era." - Very insightful and all round nice review of our new album 'Chapters' from Remy's Music & Film Blog. Full review below.

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2 GIGS/ 1 DAY - Sat. August 29th we will be first hitting the outdoor stage on Grand Parade, Cork kicking off at 2pm as part of the 96/1 Music Festival which is happening all over the city. Also on the bill are Mitchelstown's finest Mind-Riot mt.. We then hit the road that night to play The Yard Bar Live in the bands hometown of Mitchelstown for a charity gig with all proceeds going towards Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Doors 9pm. Gonna be a busy day but a great way to end our amazingly warm Irish summer we've had this year (Sarcasm)

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This day 2 weeks :: Sat. August 29th we're happy to be playing the outdoor "Day Stage" on the Grand Parade in Cork City as part of the 96/1 Music Festival. Free open air concert kicking off at 2pm. The festival trail continues into the night with a total of 96 bands and artists playing in 30 venues around the city. Awesome!

Check out their Facebook for more details :: https://www.facebook.com/96over1

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Pete Mac plays a solo set at 'The Acoustic Tree' Music Festival tomorrow night @ The Square Bar in Portlaoise alongside Brian Lalor Music, Ger O'Sullivan Music, Christine B. Phelan and many more. Doors 6pm with all donations going towards ICAN Irish Children's Arthritis Network

Great acoustic festival kicking off next Saturday from 6, free admission but donations are very welcome as they'll be donated to iCAN a 100% volunteer & parent ...lead charity to help with children in Ireland suffering from juvenile arthritis! There'll be plenty of very talented musicians from near & far & a BBQ on the night!! Sure to be a great festival, fair play to Brian Lalor for organising the event & to the splendicious Gemma Lalor for the posters!! Please like & share to support this worthy cause!!

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PARADOX Play The 90's at this years Cork Decades Festival taking place August 22nd at Crane Lane, Cork. Doors 9pm and it's Free Admission. We'll be playing some Alternative classics from the decade we grew up in the 90's. Here's the event page. Share with everyone and invite your friends! Looking forward to this.

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A selection of live photos taken from 'The Acoustic Alternative' last Friday at The Roundy in Cork. Special thanks to Jota Gambuzino for the pics smile emoticon Full gallery up on the Paradox Live 2015 photo album - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

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BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along to the first 'Acoustic Alternative' last night at The Roundy . Great turnout and a great vibe. Special thanks to The Lost Gecko, Ger O'Sullivan Music and Brian Lalor Music for sharing the stage. Live photos coming very soon. Pete Mac has also just been confirmed to play the 'Acoustic Tree Music Festival' taking place outside at The Square Bar in Portloaise alongside Brian Lalor and many other acts Sat. August 15th. Donations on the night with 100% of the donations raised going directly towards ICAN Irish Children's Arthritis Network Here's the event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1665532627012101/

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Thanks a lot to the good guys at Lucky Star Radio for playing our tracks over the past month.

You can listen online from their website and they are also on the Live365 (Official) network - http://www.live365.com/stations/luckystarradio Cheers guys.

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The Acoustic Alternative' w/ Pete Mac (Paradox Unplugged), The Lost Gecko, Ger O'Sullivan Music, Brian Lalor Music ::This coming Friday, August 7th @ The Roundy in Cork. Doors 9pm and it's Free Adm although donations would be very much appreciatedJoin/Share the event page here :: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638466916367121/

See you guys Friday!

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PARADOX have been added to the line up for this awesome event. Cork's own Music Festival 96/1 with 96 bands playing in over 30 venues across the city on 1 day/night, Saturday August 29th. We will be playing sometime during the day. We'll have more details shortly on this gonna be fun.

Cork is booming with musicians and bands of all genres and I'm not just saying that because it's our hometown. There seems to be a real community here instead of a competitiveness that seems to take over in other cities with bands. Power in numbers so let's push the whole Cork music scene forward.

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Big Thank You to Colm O'Sullivan on Today FM for having us on The Mix Up yesterday evening for a chat.

Be sure to tune in every evening this week between 7 and 9pm to hear 'Free As A Bird' on Irish National Radio - Listen in on 100/102 Today FM on your old school radio (like myself) or online.

For anyone who missed yesterdays show you can listen back here - http://www.todayfm.com/…/22120/28th_July_2015_-_The_Mix-Up_…

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Tune into 'The Mix Up' with Colm O'Sullivan on Today FM from 8pm this evening to hear the new single 'Free As A Bird'. Pete Mac will also be live on air from 8pm chatting about the latest album 'Chapters' and some exciting upcoming PARADOX news.

Tune in nationwide on 100/102 Today FM or listen online at http://www.todayfm.com/The-Mix-Up

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Thanks a lot to Dublin Concerts for having us 'Irish Band of the Week'

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Pete Mac will be playing a solo acoustic set tomorrow night - Sat. July 18th, Downstairs at the reopened Pavillion now know as Pana at The Pav, Cork as part of A Night for DAWG :: Cork Dog Action Welfare Group w/ The Lost Gecko, Ger O'Sullivan Music and more. Doors roughly 9pm. All Donations welcome and go towards helping the growing problem of homeless, mistreated and abandoned dogs in Cork. Join/Share the event page and support our furry companions.

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Pete Mac will be playing the first of several solo gigs over the summer kicking off Tonight, Thursday, July 16th at The Roundy in Cork as part of "The Live Room" sessions. Also playing tonight Ger O'Sullivan Music (who just released his first full length solo album) and Darren Johnston. Doors 9pm. Free Adm. More solo gigs TBA very soon...Expect to hear lots of tracks from the new Paradox album 'Chapters' on acoustic guitar. http://www.theroundy.com/the-live-room-thursday-16th-july/

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Encouraging review of 'Chapters' from Skyrockit Music.

"With an independent band producing music of this standard, my hopes are high for the future of the grunge/rock genre and era in Ireland, wherever it might exist. If MTV was to fall back to its 90’s roots right now, this band would be all over your TV screens, not just your computer screens."

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'Free As A Bird' has been voted SongOfTheWeek on In Colour on RTÉ 2XM voted by you guys.

So Thank You everyone who's liking the new single, great way to kick off another week.More info shortly from RTE 2XM.

In the meantime here's the music video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqojff22NMg

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Nice write up on the new 'Free As A Bird' Music Video in todays Evening Echo Big thanks to Mike McGrath for the feature.

Article Photo courtesy of Gill Fonteyn - Fonteyn Photography

For anyone who hasn't seen the new video yet here it is on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqojff22NMg

BIG thanks for all your support. Lot's of positive feedback since we put out the video last weekend. Happy Days! Video production by Phoenix Pictures

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'Free As A Bird' nominated for 'Song of the Week' on In Colour on RTÉ 2XM nice surprise.

All you have to do is click on the photo below and you'll see our video 'Free As A Bird' in the comment section. "Like" our track/video and that's it.

A Big Thank You to everyone for digging the new single and video much appreciated!

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Watch the chilled out PARADOX Music Video 'Free As A Bird' taken from the new album 'Chapters'. Partly inspired by the movie 'Into the Wild'. Share with everyone
Download on iTunes ::
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/chapters/id958282470
Listen on Spotify ::
https://play.spotify.com/album/2VEHv3yC4D3Twh4ReBRBSW
CD Baby ::
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paradox64...
Bandcamp ::
http://paradoxgrunge.bandcamp.com/album/chapters

Video Production - Phoenix Pictures - http://www.phoenixpictures.tv/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/phoenixfilmsireland

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brian Casey Music at Wavefield Recording Studios in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland.

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Free As A Bird - Music Video coming Friday, July 3rd. Video Production :: Phoenix Pictures

Check out a teaser HERE..

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PARADOX Photo Shoot courtesy of Gill Fonteyn - Fonteyn Photography - June 21st and June 23rd 2015

Pete Mac, Mike Mac, Jette.

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Tonight - Last of 3 shows with Mike Mac (Pete's brother) on drums! PARADOX will be playing a double set with fellow Cork band The Grunts at The Sextant on Alberts Quay in Cork as part of a pre/after Marquee party. We'll be playing an outdoor stage in their beer garden and so far the rain is staying away. Kicking off at around 6.30pm this evening and again at 10pm tonight. Free Adm. and as far as we know there's a BBQ also happening. So whether you're going to the Marquee tonight or just want to come along and rock out for Free it's gonna be a fun gig! Catch ye later.

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Thanks to Mind-Riot mt. and everyone who stood in the rain yesterday at An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown for the warm welcome. We'll be back soon! In the meantime we've got one more show in the bag with Pete's brother Mike Mac on drums. Tomorrow evening at The Sextant on Alberts Quay in Cork we'll be playing with fellow Cork band The Grunts for a pre and after Marquee gig kicking off at 6pm and again at 11pm. Free Adm. Outdoor stage. Let's hope the rain will leave us alone just for a few hours. See you guys tomorrow!

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It's all happening today in Mitchelstown - Mind-Riot mt. and Paradox (Irish band) play the "Summer Solstice Craft Beer Festival" on an outdoor stage at An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown , Co. Cork kicking off at roughly 5pm today. The festival is to launch the new craft beer Eight Degrees which is brewed in Mitchelstown. Looks a little cloudy but staying dry so a perfect day for an outdoor mini festival. Free Adm. See you guys in a little bit.

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First of 3 Paradox shows this weekend tonight, Sat. June 20th at Crane Lane, Cork with Steve Strong from the UK and Stuck on Repeat brought to you by Cork promoters Luchador Gigs . Early gig with ourselves kicking things off at 9pm. Free Adm. Be sure to come early. This will also be the first show we play together with Mike Mac (Paradox drummer and Pete's brother) in over 3 years. Looking forward to it

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Tune into In Colour on RTÉ 2XM on RTE 2XM tonight from 8pm to hear new single 'Free As A Bird'. You can listen on the 2XM player at http://2xm.rte.ie Thanks a lot to DJ Darren Cleary.

Some nice words from In Colour on RTÉ 2XM - "Paradox are one of the most consistent bands on the Irish music scene, which is no mean feat. They’ve been churning out top tunes since 1996. You could level the criticism at many bands that their new material doesn’t stand up when compared with their earlier stuff, not Paradox though.
They are better than ever, ‘Chapters’ 2014 was thoroughly enjoyable the new single is excellent and its well worth checking out"
You can listen back to the show from last Monday here on the
RTE 2XM podcast which featured the new single 'Free As A Bird'.

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FREE AS A BIRD - MUSIC VIDEO TEASER COMING VERY SOON

The new single 'Free As A Bird' is also up on sound cloud for anyone who doesn't use Spotify (like myself) For everyone who does of course the new album 'Chapters' is up on Spotify for your streaming pleasure.

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Short Notice Gig - We are happy to announce PARADOX have been added to the line up of this years youbloomDublin 2015 Music Conference Festival taking place in various venues across Dublin from June 12th to June 14th. YouBloom is Dublin's answer to SXSW. Paradox will be performing at Sweeneys Bar on Dame St. on Sunday. June 14th kicking off at 8pm. All YouBloom gigs are Free Adm. this year:) A Big Thank You to Brian Casey Music for lending his drum skills (just one of his many talents)

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"No more hiding where I can't be found" -
New single - FREE AS A BIRD - Music Video stills from last Thursday's video shoot with the good guys at
Phoenix Pictures . We'll be posting a teaser over the next few weeks. Stay tuned

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Lots happening on the live front over the summer! Here's one event we're particularly excited about - Sunday June 21st - Mitchelstowns finest Mind-Riot mt. and ourselves play an outdoor stage at the "Summer Solstice Craft Beer Festival" taking place at An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown. This is an all day weekend event to launch the new craft beer Eight Degrees which is brewed in Mitchelstown. Bands and music on both nights. We'll be playing the Sunday kicking off around 6pm. This will also be a special show for us as it will be the first we've played together with drummer Mike Mac in nearly 3 years. Yep drummer and Pete's brother Mike is temporarily back from his Canadian travels and jumping behind his abandoned drum kit to do what he does best! Let's hope for good weather..

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'Free as a Bird' - Music Video Shoot in the bag. Special thanks to Phoenix Pictures for their hard work today and for not being afraid to get their hands dirty! Big thanks (and woof) to our special guest 'Polly'.. More updates and video stills on the way soon.

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'CHAPTERS' SINGLE NO. 2 :: FREE AS A BIRD, We are happy to announce the second single to be taken from our new album Chapters (Paradox album). Probably the most radio friendly sounding track on the album 'Free as a Bird' is full of melodies and smooth guitars while the lyrics may come across as more sarcastic than sincere. We actually ended up recording this track twice thanks to engineer Brian Casey Music once again for his sound judgement. The second version hit the spot we were looking for and made it onto the album. Music video shoot also set for tomorrow with the good guys at Phoenix Pictures. We'll be posting photos from the shoot and updates shortly. Listen to 'Free as a Bird' here on Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/album/2VEHv3yC4D3Twh4ReBRBSW Wavefield Recording Studios

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'Mr. Bureaucracy' has been entered into the Loop Radio Top 30 chart! You can vote by simply clicking on the track for a number 1 spot on the station from the link below. Cheers guys

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Short notice gig just announced this bank holiday weekend! We'll be returning to DeBarras Pub in Bandon, West Cork on Sat. May 30th as part of the "Bandon Music Festival Trail" playing 2 hours of Nirvana Everything from Bleach to In Utero and everything in between Screenreader drummer Andrew O'Sullivan will be on drumming duties. Late gig kicking off at 11pm with a late bar extension and it's FREE adm. Yep Bandon is where it's at this weekend.

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This coming Friday, May 29th Pete Mac will be playing an acoustic solo set at The White Country Inn in the town of Banteer, Co. Cork as part of the Soul Sessions alongside Brian Casey Music, Corroboree, G33 and The Assassins. Expect some acoustic variations of tracks from Chapters (Paradox album) and a nice chilled vibe... Doors 9pm. Free/Donations

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Just to let you know we've got a new music video in the works for our second single to be taken from Chapters (Paradox album) We'll have more info on the track soon and of course will be posting the new music video here on Facebook when it's done! In the meantime here's the music video for the first single 'Nothing Lasts'. Feel free to share

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Getting Cozy with Paradox (Irish band) on Canadian Music Blog :: A Music Blog, Yea?

Cheers guys... View it HERE

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Tune into UK EGH Radio to hear 'Nothing Lasts' among other great indies.

On air right now listen in online from the link cheers guys!

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Where is the Alternative? Next Monday May 25th at Crane Lane, Cork . Join Paradox and Screenreader for a late gig playing after US Stoner Rock outfit Torche. Doors for Torche are 8.30pm with ticket admission however it's FREE adm. after 11.30pm which is when we'll be keeping the Alternative tunes going until the wee hours...

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We're delighted to announce that we will be playing at this years Dream Gathering Music & Arts Festival taking place at Birr Castle in Co. Offaly July 17th - 19th alongside the likes of Kila, Mutefish, Laura Sheeran and many more. Festival tickets on sale now from the festivals official website. Dream Gathering is Ireland's hippie festival for lack of a better word. The festival hosts 4 stages, work shops, spoken word, healing, fire and circus performers and much more.. Looking forward to playing. More info shortly plus more live dates over the summer promoting the new album.

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Next up for us is a late slot at Crane Lane, Cork playing after US Stoner Rock band Torche on Monday, May 25th with Screenreader. More on this and more upcoming live dates shortly.

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Second single from the new album 'Chapters' coming soon. We also have plans for a music video. Maybe you can guess the track?? More info shortly!

In the meantime here's the first single 'Nothing Lasts' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FQBRZLg1nM

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So we got nominated for 'Best Irish Act 2015' along with other Irish artists and bands as part of the Pure M Awards 2015 from the good guys at Pure M Magazine. (They recently reviewed our new album 'Chapters') Totally unexpected but a nice surprise for sure! Thanks guys

Here's the full list of nominees. http://www.puremzine.com/pure-m-awards-2015/best-irish-act/

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Next up on the live front! We are happy to be playing the awesome WEX ROX at Mooney's in Wexford with Meniscus (Waterford) and Lights Over Phoenix (Wexford) next Friday May 1st. Check out the image link for more info

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Thank you Crane Lane, Cork Another great night with our friends from Screenreader and a very enthusiastic crowd! More photos posted soon.

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The last but certainly not least date of our mini tour with Screenreader playing the music of Nirvana all happening next Saturday, April 25th at the Crane Lane, Cork . If it's anything close to last year it's gonna be a lot of fun. Doors are roughly 8.30pm and don't forget it's FREE Adm. Join the event page here and tell EVERYONE - https://www.facebook.com/events/1549544055321568/

Can we repeat last year? We think so, Sat. April 25th at Crane Lane, Cork with Screenreader playing all our Nirvana favourites from Bleach to In Utero. Free Adm. Doors 8.30pm - Take you time hurry up choice is yours just don't be late..

Here's a video from last year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLWIfdZ5vyI

Facebook Event Page - Smells like Nirvana with Paradox & Screenreader - Crane Lane Theatre, Cork

The Grand Finale of our mini tour with Screenreader playing the music of Nirvana , everything from Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and much more..

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Great fun last night at Cobblestone-Joes in Limerick with fellow Cork tour mates Screenreader . First time Paradox have played Limerick and based on the reception last night it won't be the last. A full house with random people jumping up on stage, broken drum skins, sing alongs and multiple encores sure what more could we ask for! More pics coming soon. Next up Crane Lane, Cork, next Sat. April 25th. Gonna be rocking!

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Just back from The Irish Music and Arts Show on Wired FM on Limerick Radio Wired FM playing a live version of 'Nothing Lasts' and Nirvana's 'Polly'. Thanks a lot to presenter Katie Hughes for the invite. Podcast will be posted online soon we'll be sure to let you know. Don't forget SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA with fellow Cork Rockers Screenreader all happening this coming Friday, April 17th at Cobblestone-Joes, Limerick city. Doors 9pm - Free Adm. Join the event page and tell EVERYONE - https://www.facebook.com/events/1548419982079312/?#?nirvana??#?limerick??#?kurtcobain?

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First of 3 shows this month celebrating the music of Nirvana kicking off next Saturday, April 11th at our favourite venue DeBarra's Folk Club in Clonakilty, West Cork. Doors roughly 9pm and yep it's Free Adm. Lots of Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and much more in the bag. If the turn out is anything like last year it's gonna be a lot of fun. Let's keep the music alive 21 years later. Can't wait! http://debarra.ie/listi…/…/smells-like-nirvana-with-paradox/

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21 Years today, although it only seems like yesterday. Rest in Peace Kurt Cobain and ironically enough on the same date, Layne Staley. Thank you for the inspiration and turning us onto music.

Pete Mac, Under The Bridge - Aberdeen WA.

Wish we could do more than just a simple tribute. Let's keep the music alive.

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Pete Mac gives a few words on UK blog The Good Old Days... Cheers Jonny!

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Check out a live acoustic version of 'Nothing Lasts' on BalconyTV Cork which is part of the official worldwide BalconyTV featuring various artists playing in various cities around the world. Special thanks to Maeve Kelly once again for playing some nice Cello.

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After a successful set of shows marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain in 2014 we're happy to announce 3 shows next month celebrating the music of Nirvana. The first will be kicking off in our favourite venue DeBarra's Folk Club in Clonakilty, West Cork on Sat. April 11th. We'll be playing an extended set of Nirvana classics with everything from Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and many more. Doors roughly 9pm and it's Free Adm. Join/Share the DeBarra's event page gonna be a fun night!

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Paradox - Chapters Review - Words By: Robbie Byrne

..."Immaculate production and a vocal performance that even His Grace Layne Staley would be proud of. DIY homage to glory days of the Seattle Sound..."

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Tune into the Irish Hour tonight on In Colour on RTÉ 2XM from 8pm to hear 'Nothing Lasts' https://youtu.be/2FQBRZLg1nM among other Irish artists just for Paddy's Day. You can listen to the show online at http://www.rte.ie/digitalradio/2xm/
Thanks a lot to producer Darren Cleary for the spin!

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March 16th 2015, 'Nothing Lasts' featured as 'Track of the Day' on XS NOIZE Cheers guys! Good way to start the week. Check out the article here - http://www.xsnoize.com/paradox-nothing-lasts-listen/

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Another nice review from Rock And Roll Fables

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Happy to have my Fender Jag-Stang registered with the good guys at Jag-Stang.com I got this guitar as a gift and only recently started playing it live. Maybe it seems generic to be playing a guitar designed by Kurt Cobain but there's no denying it's unique sharp tone, solid body and easy to play action. It also keeps in tune perfect. I used this guitar on a number of tracks on the new Paradox album 'Chapters' too maybe you can hear it - https://play.spotify.com/album/2VEHv3yC4D3Twh4ReBRBSW. I've played my good old Fender Cyclone for years but the Jag has that something extra special that you don't get with other guitars. Both the Cyclone and Jagstang are no longer in production which is a pity. Anyway that's my technical guitar rant done for the day. Have a rocking weekend.

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Check out the 'Chapters' review on page 26 on the March edition of Unsigned & Independent 7/10

https://unsignedandindependent.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/march-2015/

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After a successful set of shows last year with fellow Cork Rockers Screenreader marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain (which took us from Cork to Galway) we've decided to do something similar again this year since it was so much fun. So far we have the following dates :: Sat. April 11th at DeBarra's Folk Club in ClonakiltyFri. April 17th we'll be playing Limerick for the first time at Cobblestone-Joes and last but not least ...Sat. April 25th at Crane Lane, Cork.Just like last year we'll be playing the music of Nirvana with a few more additions added to the set this year. We'll have more shortly, with Paradox and Screenreader

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Thanks a lot to the CeolCollective for the interview. We talk new album 'Chapters' with Brian Casey Music and Wavefield Recording Studios, Music, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, and least we forget The Savage Eye (Only in Ireland)

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'Nothing Lasts' now playing on AlternativeNation.net streaming Radio. Cheers guys.

Tune in at http://www.alternativenation.net/radio/

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Music Video in the works for the second single taken from 'Chapters' titled EAT. The song itself was inspired by the documentary Earthlings which focuses on all aspects of the treatment of animals in todays society. Cork film makers Phoenix Pictures are behind the production of the video. We'll have more on this shortly but expect something very different from any previous video we've done in the past. Cheers guys!

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Single 'Nothing Lasts' featured on Right Chord Music - Lost on Radio weekly radio show/ Podcast. Cheers guys

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For anyone who missed the Paradox radio interview on The Only Alternative with Owen Stafford last Saturday on Brussels Radio X you can listen back to the full show here :: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/the-only-alternative-saturday-1…/

Thanks a lot to Brussels Radio X & presenter Owen Stafford for the interview. "The "Only Alternative" is back this evening on Belgium's English speaking radio station Radio X from 8-9pm. Producer/Presenter Owen Stafford recently spoke with Irish grunge alternative rock act Paradox (Irish band), who've released a new album, their fourth called "Chapters". Extended clips from that interview done exclusively for the show coming up plus a couple of tracks off the new album as well. Also the usual mix of great music past and present from the alt/indie scene as well as concert and festival news for Brussels/Belgium.

The Only Alternative - Saturday 14th February 2015

Owen Stafford is your host as we head into the realms of all things Alternative playing the best cult, goth and new wave anthems and the biggest songs from todays Indie, grunge and post punk scene On...Mixcloud

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Check out the new memorabilia section on the official Paradox website with various posters and flyers, some dating back to the bands first gig in 1998. Looks very old school for sure! We had some crazy gigs in a select few pubs without the aid of the internet, Facebook and so on.. strictly word of mouth, hand made flyers and people showed up and went nuts! This was before we recorded 'Circle of Growth'. Other posters include BOB live in Las Vegas 2002, UK Tour 2010, Sir Henrys in Cork in 2001, Shonen Knife support and many more..

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Paradox Make A Statement With ‘Chapters’

Cork based Alternative Rock band Paradox released their 4th album ‘Chapters’ in January of this year. The album itself is many reflections of the chapters in the bands lives and is more experimental...

Read Full Review here: rockandrollcreations.com

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The new Paradox album 'Chapters' is now available on physical CD from CD Baby. For anyone who is old school (like ourselves) and still likes a proper CD with full colour inlay card you can order a copy directly from CD Baby for $9,99. They also have a special offer on shipping for the month of February on both US and international orders. The physical album also includes an exclusive bonus track exclusive to CD. 'Shame for my name' was re-recorded at Mikes studio in Canada on August 24th 2014. The track was originally recorded in December 2000 at Master Groove Studios in LA and appeared on the debut Paradox album Circle of Growth. Maybe you can hear the difference!

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paradox64

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'Chapters' now officially available on

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