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Progressive metal guitarist songwriter Jasun Tipton – known for his work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more over the past two decades – arises in 2021 with his newest musical entity, A DYING PLANET. The outfit has completed its sophomore album, When the Skies are Grey, and has slated its Worldwide release for September of 2021 on Lifeforce Records. Hailing from Northern California, Jasun Tipton (guitar, songwriter) is the creative force behind A DYING PLANET. The band started with one song, “Missing,” which Jasun had written. He played the track for Troy (his brother and collaborator), who has not been able to play bass for several years now due to a serious arm injury. Troy immediately expressed his desire to write and perform vocals for the material. As more new material was created, Jasun reached out to drummer Marco Bicca and bassist Brian Hart to forge a very talented rhythm section, and the lineup was complete. The four members then headed to the studio and self-tracked what would become their debut album. Paul Adrian Villarreal (Ex-Sun Caged) was the featured vocalist for the song "Resist". On this new album Paul took over all vocal duties and is now the official singer for A Dying Planet, while Jasun and Troy continued to provide the lyrics. Prior to forming A DYING PLANET, the Tipton brothers were the driving force behind prog metal powerhouse 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, ProgPower USA. The Tipton brothers have also been guest columnists on the popular guitar enthusiast website Chops From Hell and have released two instructional videos. Jasun and Troy also had success with the technical instrumental band Abnormal Thought Patterns and progressive metal act Cynthesis. Abnormal Thought Patterns released three albums including two for Lifeforce Records which received glowing reviews and coverage with Metal Hammer, Legacy, Decibel, and other magazines. Their third release featured the epic collaboration for the track “Nocturnal Haven” featuring Tommy Rogers on vocals (Between the Buried and Me) and intro guitar solo by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy). Cynthesis released two releases through Sensory Records and was featured in Classic Rock presents PROG and more.