Origin: Germany
Genres: Thrash Metal
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The German band Paradox formed in 1986 and released two capable thrash albums during the initial late-eighties boom, these being the strongly Metallica-inspired Product Of Imagination in 1987 and the more complex Heresy two years later. The band then disappeared for almost a decade, until guitarist Charly Steinhauer brought together a new lineup, releasing Collision Course in 2000. Since then the band has resembled a Steinhauer solo project, as the lineups have continued to mutate over the years, yet the band still churns out quality thrash metal albums, with the most recent album being Tales Of The Weird in 2012.

Current Members

Charly Steinhauer


Gus Drax

guitars (Biomechanical)

Tilen Hudrap

bass (Vicious Rumors)

Kostas Milonas


Former Members/Guests

Markus Spyth

lead guitar

Kai Pasemann

guitars (ex-Declaration Of Dependence)

Christian Münzner

guitars (Alkaloid, ex-Necrophagist, ex-Obscura, Spawn Of Possession)

Roland Stahl


Matthias Schmidt


Oliver Holzwarth

bass (Blind Guardian, Coldseed, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Sieges Even)

Olly Keller


Axel Blaha


Alex Holzwarth

drums (ex-Angra, ex-Avantasia, Dol Ammad, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Sieges Even)

Roland Jahoda


Daniel Buld



Product Of Imagination 
1987 Roadrunner
  1. Opening Theme
  2. Paradox
  3. Death, Screaming and Pain
  4. Product of Imagination
  5. Continuation of Invasion
  6. Mystery
  7. Kill That Beast
  8. Pray to the Godz of Wrath
  9. Beyond Space
  10. Wotan II
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Markus Spyth
  • Roland Stahl
  • Axel Blaha

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

1989 Roadrunner
  1. Heresy
  2. Search for Perfection
  3. Killtime
  4. Crusaders Revenge
  5. The Burning
  6. Massacre of the Cathars
  7. Serenity
  8. 700 Years On
  9. Castle in the Wind
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Markus Spyth
  • Matthias Schmidt
  • Axel Blaha

Collision Course 
2000 AFM
  1. Decade of Sorrow
  2. Collision Course
  3. Rearrange the Past
  4. Path of Denial
  5. Savior
  6. Blamed for Nothing
  7. Prostitution of Society
  8. Shattered Illusions
  9. Sadness
  10. Overshadowed
  11. Dynamite
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Kai Pasemann
  • Oliver Holzwarth
  • Alex Holzwarth

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

2008 AFM
  1. Second Over Third By Force
  2. Paralyzed
  3. Monument
  4. Portrait In Grey
  5. Hyperspeed Hallucinations
  6. Bridge To Silence
  7. Disconnected
  8. Cyberspace Romance
  9. Electrify
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Kai Pasemann
  • Olly Keller
  • Roland Jahoda

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Riot Squad 
  1. Suburban Riot Squad
  2. Hollow Peace
  3. Riptide
  4. Rise in Rank
  5. Evolution Reset
  6. Nothingness
  7. No Place to Survive
  8. Dream Hero
  9. Planet Terror
  10. Psychofficial
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Kai Pasemann
  • Olly Keller
  • Roland Jahoda

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

Tales Of The Weird 
2012 AFM
  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 (Japanese bonus track)
  • Charly Steinhauer
  • Christian Münzner
  • Olly Keller
  • Daniel Buld

The Demo Collection 1986-1987  COMPILATION
2014 Stormspell
  1. Opening Theme
  2. Pray to the Godz of Wrath
  3. Kill That Beast
  4. Paradox
  5. Execution
  6. Death, Screaming and Pain
  7. No Place to Survive
  8. Victims of Hell
  9. Beware the Darkness
  10. At Night Ever Twice
  11. The Fox
  12. Tears of Repentance
  13. Outro
  14. Asturias / Beyond Space
  15. Mystery
  16. Execution / Invasion
  17. Kill That Beast
  18. Product of Imagination
  19. Wotan (Der Wahnwitzige)
  20. Death, Screaming and Pain (live)


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