Origin: Pleasanton, California, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
DISBANDED
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Last update/review: May 31, 2022

Zero Hour

Bay Area metallers Zero Hour debuted in 1999 with a self-financed, self-titled effort, but really turned heads with the 2001 followup, The Towers Of Avarice. It's a classic in the technical prog metal field, as unlike many prog metal bands who side toward the melodic and forego the real metal, Zero Hour doesn't forget how to be heavy and progressive at the same time. They released a string of albums on the Sensory label in the 2000s, but declared themselves inactive soon after their 2008 album and officially disbanded in 2013. The core of the band (brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton) kept themselves busy elsewhere, once with Death Machine and later in Cynthesis, before Jasun reformed the band without his brother in 2020.

Recent album: Agenda 21, released on May 13, 2022.

Last Lineup

Erik Rosvold

vocals/keyboards (Cynthesis)

Andreas Blomqvist

bass

Roel van Helden

drums (Powerwolf, Sun Caged)

Former Members/Guests

Fred Marshall

vocals (Futures End)

Chris Salinas

vocals (ex-Power Of Omens)

Jasun Tipton

guitars/keyboards (Cynthesis, ex-Death Machine)

Troy Tipton

bass (Cynthesis, ex-Death Machine)

Mike Guy

drums (ex-Death Machine)



Discography


Zero Hour  
1999 independent
  1. Eyes Of Denial
  2. The System Remains
  3. Voice Of Reason
  4. Metamorphosis I - Descent
  5. Metamorphosis II - Awaken
  6. Metamorphosis III - Union
  7. Metamorphosis IV - Solace
  8. Metamorphosis V - Ascent
  • Erik Rosvold
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



The Towers Of Avarice  
2001 Sensory
  1. The Towers of Avarice
  2. The Subterranean
  3. Stratagem
  4. Reflections
  5. Demise and Vestige
  6. The Ghosts of Dawn
  • Erik Rosvold
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



Metamorphosis  
2003 Sensory
  1. Eyes Of Denial
  2. The System Remains
  3. Rebirth
  4. Voice Of Reason
  5. A Passage
  6. Metamorphosis I - Descent
  7. Metamorphosis II - Awaken
  8. Metamorphosis III - Union
  9. Metamorphosis IV - Solace
  10. Metamorphosis V - Ascent
  11. Eyes Of Denial (demo version)
  12. Jaded Eyes (demo)
  • Erik Rosvold
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



A Fragile Mind  
2005 Sensory
  1. Intro
  2. There For Me
  3. Brain Surgery
  4. Losing Control
  5. Twice the Pain
  6. Somnecrophobia
  7. A Fragile Mind
  8. Intrinsic
  • Fred Marshall
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



Specs Of Pictures Burnt Beyond  
2006 Sensory
  1. Face the Fear
  2. The Falcon's Cry
  3. Embrace
  4. Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond
  5. Zero Hour
  6. I Am Here
  7. Evidence of the Unseen
  • Chris Salinas
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



Dark Deceiver  
2008 Sensory
  1. Power To Believe
  2. Dark Deceiver
  3. Inner Spirit
  4. Resurrection
  5. Tendonitis
  6. The Temple Within
  7. Lies
  8. The Passion of Words
  9. Severed Angel
  • Chris Salinas
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Troy Tipton
  • Mike Guy



Agenda 21  
2022 Frontiers
  • Erik Rosvold
  • Jasun Tipton
  • Andreas Blomqvist
  • Roel van Helden




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