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Circle of Growth

by Paradox

'A Powerful Alternative Rock/Grunge Outfit hailing from Ireland whose debut album has gathered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for its unique diverse blend of melodic vocals, driven by cutting edge riffs.' Debut Paradox Album..
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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2. Cavelry PARADOX
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3. Enamoured PARADOX
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4. Infinite PARADOX
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5. Noisy Feedback PARADOX
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6. Stoner Girl PARADOX
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7. P.A.E.L PARADOX
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8. Idle Mind PARADOX
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9. Candle Dirt PARADOX
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10. Kernel {circle of growth} PARADOX
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11. Last One PARADOX
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12. Shame for my Name PARADOX
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'CIRCLE OF GROWTH' 2002
Debut Paradox album... Recorded in December 2000 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...

Look for Paradox in the search bar to see more releases...(Bear in mind there's more than one Paradox..)

Discography -

Circle of Growth - 2002
Sacred EP - 2003
Sacred the album - 2004
Pete Mac - In Limbo - 2009
NEW PARADOX SINGLE - Mr. Bureaucracy - 2010
NEW ALBUM EXCLUSIVE - Corporate Pollution - coming 2011 .... all available on CD Baby..

PARADOX - A powerful Alternative Rock/Grunge Outfit hailing from Cork, 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 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac the early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90's. The band shaped much of their music around many vocal harmonies layered on top of power chord riffs. After playing the local circuit, recording many demos and fine tuning their sound Paradox headed to the US and secured a record deal with an independent label based in Los Angeles, California. Pete and Mike flew out to LA for 2 weeks and recorded their debut album 'Circle of Growth' in December 2000. They both played all instruments on the album as well as producing the album themselves. Paradox continued to tour all over Ireland and the US with many different bass players jumping in for the bands live shows. When they returned from the US the second time they parted ways with their label and decided that the only way to go is DIY. Paradox returned to the studio in January 2003 and recorded 6 new songs that were initially to be released as an EP. Among these tracks was the song 'Lame and Languid' which portrayed a completely new sound for Paradox. In January 2004 Paradox returned yet again to the same studio and recorded another 6 songs including tracks 'Downward Spiral' and 'Pretend Friend'. These 12 songs became 'Sacred' the album. 'Sacred' was a major progression from the bands debut album 'Circle of Growth', 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. Pete and Mike Mac yet again played all instruments on the album. 'Sacred' proved to be a DIY success receiving rave reviews online from fans to online fanzines and radio stations. In 2009 Pete Mac recorded and released his first solo album titled 'In Limbo' followed by a solo tour of Germany. Pete played all instruments as well as producing the album himself. Instead of going to a traditional recording studio Pete also recorded most of the songs using a 4-track. By 2010 Pete and Mike were back rehearsing for a new Paradox album. Entitled 'Corporate Pollution' the album was recorded July 2010 at a secluded studio in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Just like the last two albums Pete and Mike perform all instruments. 'Corporate Pollution' is the third Paradox studio album displaying the bands most powerful sound to date. From the opening track 'Corporate Pollution' with it's churning guitar riffs and political sneers the track seems to somewhat set the tone for the rest of the album. 'Mr. Bureaucracy' was chosen to be the first single with it's fast pulsing riffs and melodic vocal refrains. While the album potrays a much bigger picture than any previous Paradox endeavour the band still maintain their Alternative Rock sound remeniscent of the 90's. Paradox have toured both Europe and the US and have built a steady fanbase worldwide from CD and download sales, their prominent internet presence and in particular word of mouth. Paradox continue to work on a full time professional level , in a bid to ensure they reach their full potential.

SIMILAR ARTISTS AND INFLUENCES - NIRVANA, SEETHER, ALICE IN CHAINS, JEFF BUCKLEY, PJ HARVEY, TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PEARL JAM..

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Jen Moore

awesome!
I bought this cd for my boyfriend for christmas, and both of us were very excited to listen to it. We sre both huge grunge fans and were very excited to learn about a grunge band from Ireland. The cd was shipped perfectly and sounds perfect! I recomend this to anyone that likes learning about new bands or to anyone that loves grunge!
-Jen Moore

Roadrash Garage Radio

Paradox on the top of my 'Next best list'
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. I fully recommend listening to their style and adding them to your CD collection.

Roadrash

...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. I fully recommend listening to their style and adding them to your CD collection.

METALZONE

...can't put Paradox in any catagory other than excellent music...
One of the greatest things about the internet is with the click of a button I can walk across the world and into the studio of bands like Paradox. They have a unique sound. Can't really put them in a catagory other than exellent music. Coming from Ireland I hope thay get over to the states soon...Megan..Metalzone

Garageband

Exciting hooks!!!.....The new Nirvana!!!.......Two thumbs up!!!
Very solid songs built on all the right blocks. The hooks are exciting and grab your attention. The melodies are easy to follow and relaxing. Production is different to each person you ask but I think everything sounded of quality and clearity, and was well put together with extreme attention to detail. Great Job - Michigan USA
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This sounds like where Nirvana was going to. It sounds like an In Utero/Unplugged combination. I like it. Very good the way the voice changes from soft to rough. All perfectly thought and worked out. Great piece of work - Netherlands
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These songs have got a real haunting mood to them with shades of Nirvana. The vocals are delivered in a sly manner with a decent hook, cool stuff – Iowa USA
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Great mood. The vocals remind me of Nirvana and the Sex Pistols, but the music is more like Smashing Pumpkins. cool stuff. you got a new fan – Indiana USA
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I really thought it was a great style mixed w/cool vocals.very good guys!! – Michigan USA
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Nice riffs!! its been a while since i heard something fresh like this. nice vocals too. two thumbs up - Malaysia
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