Michael Gallagher (guitarist)

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Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher, B&W, Guitar — Isis @ Wagenhallen, Stuttgart, 2009-07-09.jpg
Background information
BornMassachusetts, United States[1]
GenresPost-metal, experimental, post-rock, progressive metal, sludge metal, avant-garde doom
Years active1994 – present
LabelsHydra Head Records, Ipecac Recordings
Associated actsIsis
Cast Iron Hike

Michael Gallagher is an American guitarist, best known for his work with post-metal band Isis. He joined them in 1999 for their debut LP Celestial, having previously been a member of Cast Iron Hike.[2] He has an ambient project known as MGR (Mustard Gas & Roses); under this moniker he has released two albums and scored one film.[3][4]

He plays a '78 Les Paul Custom, which he bought on eBay,[5] through a Fryette Sig:x Amplifier. While playing in Isis he normally tuned his guitar down to Dropped B (B-F#-B-E-G#-C#), like his bandmate Aaron Turner.

He hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]


With Cast Iron Hike[edit]

With Isis[edit]

As MGR[edit]


  1. ^ Bennett, J. (June 2009). "Five Alive". Decibel (56): 68–73.
  2. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Cast Iron Hike". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Wavering on the Cresting Heft (CORE056LP)". Conspiracy Records. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Jaschke, Magnus (November 2005). "Interview Isis/MGR". Creative Eclipse. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "Gear Tour: Isis". Guitar World. February 1, 2008. Archived from the original on August 5, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  6. ^ "Fall Activities". Isis official blog. October 1, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2011.

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