History of Paragon Music Magazine

Paragon Music Webzine, also known as Paragon Music Magazine, was founded with the goal of working in the music business to promote artists that deserve recognition. From the beginning, we’ve mixed up our content by featuring everyone from local, independent musicians trying to get exposure to international acts that have been around for years. We’ve also interviewed and reviewed comedians and later began interviewing non-profits making a difference in our world. The staff at Paragon is filled with talented regular and contributing writers, and is also lucky to have Rob’s company, DIGImmortal Photo, provide us with incredible live, in-studio, and on-location photos of musicians, along with music videos and the artistry required to create stellar interview videos.

We’ve always featured a variety of musical genres, but mainly kept our focus on the Rock and Metal scenes. We’ve interviewed and reviewed a huge variety of bands over the years, including Anthrax, Shinedown, Sevendust, Type O Negative, Monica Richards, Faith and the Muse, David Ellefson, Cradle of Filth, Fear Factory, Damageplan, The Misfits, Ascension of the Watchers, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Alter Bridge, All That Remains, King Diamond, Derek Sherinian, James LaBrie, and tons more. We’ve also featured comedians, including Dane Cook, Jim Norton, Stephen Lynch, and Lewis Black, among others. (Check out or Archive page for more info.)

In 2003, when we first started out, we were a small black-and-white print publication distributed for free throughout NJ and to anyone in the U.S. who was interested in ordering a copy through our website. In 2006, we evolved with the times and went exclusively online by creating vibrant PDF issues instead, still available for free. January 2010 marked the last of the PDF issues, as we were prepared for Paragon 3.0, as we call it, which is our current webzine format. We post all of our content on our website, from text and video interviews to reviews, articles, and now headlines as well.

Thank you to all of the readers, bands, and industry execs that have supported our work thus far, and we look forward to continuing to bring you new, uniquely fresh content on all of the music and comedy you love.