October 15, 2014

Abnormal The Patterns has been confirmed for PROGPOWER EUROPE 2015! Many more bands to be announced and you can check more info on the festival here.


They've started a campaign for The Shawn Lane Documentary. Jasun is honored to say a few words about Shawn Lane "The most terrifying guy" to play the axe. Please check it out here



January 5, 2014

Abnormal Thought Patterns is very excited for 2014. Troy is starting to track some bass for the new album and it's coming together great. Wish you all the very best and Happy New Year from Jasun, Troy, and Mikey \m/\m/.


December 22, 2013

SOLD-OUT! We no longer have copies of Self-Titled EP.  Whatever copies we had left are now in the hands of the distributors. ATP wants to thank all of you for the support as we really appreciate it. You can still find the EP at CDBABY, AMAZON.COM to name a few. We might press more in the future but only in a touring situation. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and here's to a Happy, Healthy 2014.


June 20, 2013

See TOUR page for venue info!


June 13th, 2013

LFR news

For Immediate Release


Bay Area instrumental wizards ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS have revealed the official video for the track "Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 7" taken from their new album "Manipulation Under Anesthesia"!

Video editing and production done by Wayne Joyner of The Ghost Network

"Manipulation Under Anesthesia" is set to be released June 14th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as digitallyworld wide on June 14th, physical release in the rest of Europe on June 17th and on June 25th in North America.

The Elk cover

"All who consider MESHUGGAH a higher power 
should down-kneel here!"

"If music would be motor racing, ABNORMAL THOUGHT 
PATTERNS would be driving on the first position!"

"Pure joy!"

"Absolute Purchase Recommendation!"

"Follow my humble advice: do not miss the chance to listen to this record."


May 28, 2013


April 29, 2013

Abnormal Thought Patterns is excited to share the new layout with everyone. ATP would like to thank Tony Lamb Graphic Designs for all his amazing work.

"Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 5" taken from the forthcoming ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS album "Manipulation Under Anesthesia", out June 14, 2013 on Lifeforce Records. |
Preorder "Manipulation Under Anesthesia" as CD or Download from! Also available from, iTunes and and many other retailers!


February 13, 2013

We are proud to announce the signing of Northern Californian progressive metal instrumentalists ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS to the Lifeforce Records roster.

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.

Lifeforce Records CEO about the signing of ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS:
“It is definitely not the easiest to go through a huge pile of demos and nothing can better describe it than what Season Of Mist founder Michael Berberian just recently said “…That’s the equivalent of Mordor – a dark place where we don’t usually go unless we really have to….”, however I made my way through and it was that not very substantially looking demo that caught my attention after the first few tunes… Thank god (or whoever was responsible for) that I listen through pretty much everything being sent to Lifeforce… I’m still blown away by the sheer technicality these guys have in their fingers and I truly believe the Tiptons are guitar mutants! ”

Jasun Tipton comments:
“We’d like to thank Lifeforce for this awesome opportunity. The band is very pleased with the new material as “Manipulation Under Anesthesia” is truly the thoughts and sounds of Abnormal Thought Patterns.”

ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS’ Lifeforce Records debut “Manipulation Under Anesthesia” is set to be released in spring 2013.

Lifeforce Contact: Arne Kupetz,

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