Meet the Band

If you like hard rock tunes, blues and rock’n roll feeling, you will like Pilgrim’s Paradox’s 4-song first EP “Sunset Odyssey”! Guitar, bass, drums and vocals are far from the cliché coward tones of mainstream music, which gives you that powerful sound. You feel like you are listening a rock standard album with today’s vision.
— Emir Aksoy
Sunset Odyssey

Sunset Odyssey



Pilgrim's Paradox was founded in 2014 by the guitarist "Yıldırım Kıratlıoğlu" and the keyboardist "Umutcan Güney." They began performing concerts in Ankara scene immediately when the band's line-up took its final shape with vocalist "Murat Özgen Özkan," bassist "Erkin Aydın" and drummer "Oğuz Dindar." At that time, they are known for their energetic interpretations of the pieces from Blues-based rock bands, especially from the late 60s and early 70s. In 2015, they went to work on composing their songs, and at the same time, the band took the name "Pilgrim's Paradox." After long rehearsals, in November 2016, the band began recording their first EP consisting of 4 songs in Mirage Studios. They finished recording and mixing phase with the valuable contributions of Ayhan Aydın, Uğur Karaman and Bulut Gör, then towards the summer of 2017, the band completed the mastering phase with "Scott Hull" who previously worked with famous musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Garbage. The band released their first EP on 14th of August 2017, on every major digital platform. The EP has an eclectic blend of Blues, Hard Rock, Folk, and Jazz influences, and contains the soul of the music made by the likes of Johnny Winter, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie.



Murat Özgen ÖZKAN

Yıldırım Kıratlıoğlu

Erkin Aydın

Umutcan Güney

Oğuz Dindar