|After having released the single for ‘Nocturnal Haven’ (feat. Tommy Rogers of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME), Californian riff wizard ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS now revealed the video for ‘Distortions Of Perception’ off their new album “Altered States of Consciousness”
“In a perfect world, Abnormal Thought Patterns would be as famous as Animals As Leaders or Scale the Summit or any of the more popular, yet for me, not as talented instrumental prog bands…” – progressivmusicplanet.com
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 “Altered States 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.
ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS”Altered States Of Consciousness” – out now