The Metal Asylum Talks To……….PERPETUAL PARADOX!

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

Hey, Jorge here, one of the guitarists!

I’ve been in the UK for about 8 years now…and when I arrived up until December 2019 I didn’t touch a single guitar basically!

I was feeling down about music, as I previously was in other bands back in Portugal, where I’m from…and I just kept talking about it to my gf, who told me to buy a guitar and meet some people through Facebook, and so I did!

Formed literally when Covid started (March 2020), we faced a hard time to get together and compose our first tracks.

Name of the band was something we wanted to be catchy, unique, different and with a meaning…Paradox means “absurd or contradictory statement which may prove to be true”.

Basically the name represents us…a constant force fighting for our unique sound and still trying to figure who we really are if that makes sense!

Me (Jorge) and Adrian just kept producing/creating some tracks at home, sending them to the remaining band members until we were all happy…however along the way we had to swap band members due to timing and commitment issues.

After a bumpy start, we finally became an actual band in August 2021 with:

Drums -Lorenzo, Italian

Guitar – Jorge, Portuguese

Guitar – Oliver, English/Danish

Bass – Andre, Brazilian

Vocals – Adrian, Spanish

…after a few rehearsals we managed to get our first gig mid October and we’ve now been an active band for about 8 months or so…

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

We all live in London yes, relatively close to each other.

Funny enough when we had to swap members, Lorenzo/Oliver/Andre joined same week by pure coincidence!

Lorenzo already knew Adrian, they were good friends…and he kept saying he wanted to be our drummer.

On the same week that we kicked out our drummer and bassist, Lorenzo joined straight away and we met Oliver through a Facebook reply in our search for a guitarist.

Andre worked in the same venue Jorge did and after he blasted some Black Sabbath one night, Jorge found out he was a bassist…!

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

Influences fly from all over the place between the 5 of us…we all like a bit of everything and we feel like our songs should always show that.

From cleans to gutturals, slow breakdowns to shred solos…we want to give fans all of it.

Lorenzo loves his progressive and technical metal as a drummer.

Adrian is a die-hard fan of classic metalcore.

Oliver and Jorge share a big love for modern metal such as Bleed From Within and late Trivium.

Andre loves his classic thrash metal and stoner/doom rock and metal bands.

As for vocals Adrian says:

“Apart from the classics like Howard Jones, Matt Shadows, Randy Blythe, Tim Lambesis and Austin Carlisle which influenced my teenage years when I began to sing metal, I’m starting to look up to modern singers like Andy Cyzek, Manuel Gardner and even Will Ramos, Tyler barber or Phil Bozeman for screams”

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

As per Adrian:

ALWAYS. Since I was very young

And this answer goes to pretty much all members!

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

Lately a lot of Deathcore…bands like Brand of Sacrifice, Lorna Shore, Left To Suffer and a few more are a shared taste between Jorge and Adrian, a lot!

Do you sing in the shower?


That’s where I practice the most!

Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

We’re trying to take it to the next level.

We started not long ago, but so far things have been very positive and we take all critics and feedback on board as well.

We are touring with Akkadian later on this year around September and another tour early 2023…so we are very excited!

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?

We have been cooking, so you should all stay tuned for the new Perpetual Paradox stage!

If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

As a band we all share the dream of playing in all famous metal festivals and venues…but I would say The O2 Arena in London would be amazing!

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?


I’d say my gateway album into metal was Self Titled by Avenged Sevenfold, it’s been on repeat for so long that even my family still puts it when I go back home!

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?


I love ‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ.

I’m also a huge fan of the album OutRun by Kavinsky and Young Chasers by Circa Waves.

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?


Can I get artists that passed away? I would get Dean Martin, Elvis and Queen with Freddie of course!

Metal wise… Trivium, Bleed From Within and Fit For An Autopsy same day would be unreal!

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?


It was the ‘Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start’ album.

I was just getting into metal back then and saw the album at a record store and bought it.

It blew me away – I hadn’t actually heard Holy Wars before and if I remember correctly it’s the first song on the album, so the moment I pressed play I became a die-hard Megadeth fan.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

Don’t hesitate, if you have a dream, just wake up and go for it!

Don’t feel like you need to stick to the 9-5

It is hard, it really is, but giving up definitely doesn’t make it work…and for us we feel like this is our all or nothing as a band!

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!




We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

Thank you for taking us in at The Metal Asylum, we are very grateful…and keep metal alive!

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