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Rigs of Dad Prodcast

Dec 29, 2021

Cult Leader is one of the most terrifying bands out there right now.  A wide array of sounds from abrasive to beautifully haunting that is almost impossible to pull off, yet they do it and make it seem effortless in the process.  Guitarist Michael Mason talks about the process behind some of these sounds, his evolution as a musician from Gaza to now, and even gives an incredibly interesting inside look at his guitar building process...  Some of the most unique and gorgeous builds from one of the most unique and crushing players.

Be sure to listen to Cult Leader wherever you listen to music, and keep up to date with tour and such via

Check out some of the incredible builds Michael has put together at his guitar page:

If you want to hear more of THIS conversation, the extended version is available to patrons on all tiers at the Rigs of Dad Patreon page.  We take a deeper dive into terrible shows we've played, more gear deep dives, weird tunings, Ween, and more.  You can even take some deep dives with more of my guests, get some Patreon exclusive swag, and more by checking out the Rigs of Dad Patreon page OR just download the Patreon ap, search for Rigs of Dad, and you can support creators like me and so many more in the process!  

Head over to Age of Ruin's Instagram and dive into some of the best thrash I have ever heard.  Their new album is coming soon.  It's produced by Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour and is just a relentless and refreshing metal cleanse.

Big shout out and congrats to the homies at as well!!  Take care of yourself by investing in your body care.  Look good, smell good, and feel good.  Treat your body and neighbors nose with love using Shear Revival! Use the code CLEANTONE10 to get 10% off your order!!

Huge loves to the incredible Sacha Dunable.  Check out if you need some real tone in your life.  SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES this holiday season and the dude has more tone packed in than the biggest of businesses.

Buy Local if you are in DC by swinging through Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

I also want to give a shoutout to Quantum Industries.  These dudes are putting out true tanks of guitar cases.  Check them out at BE SURE to enter ROD10 for a discount on your order!!!

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