Abnormal Thought Patterns


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



Hailing from Northern California, twin brothers Jasun (guitar) and Troy Tipton (bass) along with Mike Guy (drums) are the collective creative force behind Abnormal Thought Patterns.

In 2008, Jasun wrote and recorded the 12-minute instrumental “Velocity and Acceleration,” the track that would ultimately lead to the founding of Abnormal Thought Patterns. Upon hearing the song, Troy
expressed his desire to put together an instrumental band. The Tipton brothers looked no further than longtime drummer and friend Mike Guy to provide the rhythmic foundation for ATP. The three members then headed to the studio and tracked seven songs for CynNormal Lab Recordings.

Prior to forming ATP, the trio was for many years the backbone of prog-metal powerhouses Zero Hour, releasing five albums, including the landmark 2001 epic, “The Towers of Avarice.” Michael Rensen of
Germany’s Rock Hard magazine proclaimed, “Zero Hour is one of the five Best Progressive Newcomers in the late ’90s!” This and other accolades landed Zero Hour gigs alongside such notable bands as Opeth, Cynic,
Symphony X, All That Remains, The Human Abstract and Liquid Tension Experiment, in addition to multiple successful European tours and three appearances at America’s premier progressive metal festival, Prog Power USA. The Tipton brothers have also been guest columnists on the popular guitar enthusiast website Chops from Hell, and have released two instructional videos.

Abnormal Thought Patterns’ 2011 Self-titled EP received glowing reviews from many major metal magazines and websites.

Energized by the response to Abnormal Thought Patterns’ self-titled EP (2011), the band is eager to get back into the studio. The trio wrote and recorded “Manipulation Under Anesthesia” in the fall of 2012, which was mixed by Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint) and mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan). To ensure that their live performances match the intensity of their studio recordings, ATP have recruited their friend of several years, Richard Sharman, for additional guitar duties.



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