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Rigs of Dad Prodcast

Oct 28, 2022

Justin Pearson is a boundary pusher if there ever was one.  Musically, his output is simply jawdropping.  A genre-defying player that continues to put out some of the most unique and deliberate music I have ever heard.  

His band Dead Cross (feat members of Faith No More and Slayer) released their second LP today, and it absolutely rips.  We discuss the development of this, his approach to writing with some of music's most talented folks, and we are even joined by mutual friend/regular guest here Brent Eyestone (Bleach Everything, Dark Operative, and more) to hear some of the craziest stories about being in a band.

If you like gear, crazy tour stories, deep insight into the creative process, and much more, then you will love this conversation.

Keep up with all things Dead Cross wherever you listen to music, and be sure to check out their new album via their Bandcamp Page

You can follow Justin on instagram at @justinpearson31g

Dead Cross at @dead_Cross_official

The Locust at @the_locust_official

Deaf Club at @deafclubband

Brent's project "Harmonic Cross" is also celebrating a sophomoric album release this week with "The Grand Paradise" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Be sure to scope their bandcamp page and give it a listen.

If you want early access to episodes like this, or hear the extended version of this particular interview, head over to the Rigs of Dad Patreon Page where you can also hear more unedited, ad-free interviews with previous guests, patreon exclusives, and beyond! PLUS early access to other episodes...  Like my conversation with Matt Armstrong about "Bands On the Run".  You can watch every episode of THAT show for free on youtube HERE.  Catch up and catch the Flickerstick/Soul Cracker magic.

The incredibly talented David Cavalcante opened up THE tattoo shop in DC called District Tattoo Company.  Follow them wherever you socially media, reach out to the artists, and book your appointment!

Big shout out to the homies at Take care of yourself.  Look good, smell good, and feel good.  Treat your body and neighbor's nose with love using Shear Revival!  Use the code CLEANTONE10 to get 10% off your next order!  

Head over to Age of Ruin's Instagram and dive into some of the best thrash I have ever heard.  Are you a vocalist?  Well, guess what, they are searching for a vocalist!!  Their new album is coming soon.  It's produced by Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour and is just a relentless and refreshing metal cleanse. And be sure to check out their new live video from [hate5six] here.

Huge loves to the incredible Sacha Dunable from Dunable Guitars.  The guys is building the absolute BEST axes in the game and I am a firm believer that EVERYONE needs to own one.  Check out if you need some real tone in your life.

Much love to the fine folks at Custom District Pedalboards for allowing me to pack the heaviest tones on the lightest boards.  Get yours over at

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