Abnormal Thought Patterns


Jasun Tipton – Guitars
Troy Tipton – Bass
Jason Montero – Guitars
Mike Guy – Drums



The description can be easy as: “ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS is a mathematical instrumental trio that fuses heavy riffs, intricate time signatures and shredding solos.” This is, how the band is explaining its challenging style of playing on facebook. But listening to “Altered States Of Consciousness”, you will not find many simple truths. The band from the Bay Area, California astonishes listeners with open-minded, forward-thinking musicality. It is a cliché, but having experienced the larger-than-life new album “AlteredStates Of Consciousness” you will confirm: for ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS the sky’s the limit!

Twin brothers Jasun (guitar) and Troy Tipton (bass) along with Mike Guy (drums) are the collective creative force behind ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS. Prior to forming this group in 2008, the trio was the backbone of prog-metal powerhouse ZERO HOUR.

Following the path of bands’ debut album “Manipulation Under Anesthesia” (2013. Lifeforce Records), the Californians expand the framework of what progressive metal can be with their new album “Altered States Of Consciousness”.

The participation of well-known guests such as Tommy Rogers (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Michael Manring, Tim Roth (INTO ETERNITY), and John Onder (ARTENSION, MSG) confirms the special position ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS have among their peers and expresses the quality-conscious attitude, which underlies all band activities.

Side note: Don’t be surprised to find vocals from Tommy Rogers on the second track ‘Nocturnal Haven’. You were told, that everything is possible. ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS follow their instincts and are breaking rules constantly.



Abnormal Thought Patterns – Altered States Of Consciousness
01. Distortions Of Perception
02. Nocturnal Haven (feat. Tommy Rogers, Jeff Loomis)
03. Blindsight
04. Synesthesia (feat. Michael Manring, John Onder)
05. Delusions
06. Nocturnal Haven (feat. Jeff Loomis, Tim Roth)
07. Subliminal Perception


Abnormal Thought Patterns – Manipulation Under Anesthesia
01. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 5
02. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 6
03. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 7
04. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 8
05. Calculating Patterns
06. Harmonic Oscillators
07. 4 String Lullaby
08. Autumn
09. Manipulation Under Anesthesia
10. Electric Sun 2.0
11. Quintessence