Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Accused Of Having Sex With Underage Girls

Billboard have shared a new investigative report from Spin with some disturbing allegations against Ministry’s Sinhue “Sin” Quirin. The guitarist has been accused of having sex with two underage girls in the early 2000s.

One accuser, named Kelly Longoria, says she met Quirin in San Antonio, TX during a Dope show in 2002 when he was performing in Society 1. She was only 15 at the time, while Quirin was 33. Longoria says that he lied about his age, saying he was 28, and that he knew she was underage. They reportedly exchanged contact info and later went on to start a sexual relationship. Eventually, Longoria’s friends and family informed the police.

The other accuser, who was identified as “Brooke,” is an entertainment industry worker who says that she met Quirin in Portland, OR during a Society 1 show in 2005. She was barley 16 at the time, but he ended up initiating a sexual relationship with her. While Brooke’s mother was out of town, the members of Society 1 stayed at her house and Quirin had sex with her after the band were informed that her and her friends were minors.

Quirin has denied the allegations through his attorney, but it’s worth noting that there is more evidence to support their claims. Lacey Sculls, who dated Quirin in 2010 while they were touring with Lords of Acid, said she ended up breaking up with him after she found out about him having sex with Longoria while she was underage. She even provided Spin with emails from Quirin and social media comments from Society 1 frontman Matt Zane in which they allegedly admitted to sexual misconduct. Sculls also went on record with the San Antonio, TX police to help support Longoria‘s accusations.

On top of this, another woman named Beth George claimed that Quirin previously hired her as a social media consultant and that she noticed that he was receiving alarming messages from underage girls. She also claimed that she was fired after confronting him about it. However, Quirin‘s attorney claimed that the guitarist never hired George.

Ministry have yet to officially comment, but frontman Al Jourgensen did have his attorney issue a statement:

“Mr. Jourgenson (sic) is unaware of any of potential nefarious activity by any member of Ministry during their respective tenure(s) with the band including but not limited to Mr. Sin Quirin.”

You can find more details about the situation via Billboard.

Russell Allen (Symphony X) & Anette Olzon (Ex-Nightwish) Premiere New Song “Worlds Apart”

Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish) have premiered a new song titled “Worlds Apart.” This is the title track of their new collaborative album, which will be released on March 6.

“Worlds Apart” Track Listing:

01. “Never Die”
02. “Worlds Apart”
03. “I’ll Never Leave You”
04. “What If I Live”
05. “Lost Soul”
06. “No Sign Of Life”
07. “One More Chance”
08. “My Enemy”
09. “Who You Really Are”
10. “Cold Inside”
11. “Who’s Gonna Stop Me Now”

DevilDriver Finish New Double Album

DevilDriver have officially finished their new double album. Frontman Dez Fafara commented:

“This morning at 2am we turned in all the music and art for DevilDrivers double record over 2 years in the making ! Now ….. I can breathe , what a nice weekend this will be and I was greeted with rain this am as well for the win ! Happy friday everyone…”

[via The PRP]

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Cabal Song “Bitter Friend”

Cabal have premiered a new song titled “Bitter Friend.” This track features Trivium’s Matt Heafy and it will appear on the band‘s new album “Drag Me Down,“ which is set to be released on April 3.

Heafy commented:

“Cabal is one of the most frighteningly heavy bands I’ve ever had the privilege of being a fan of. Unstoppably powerful on album and live. It’s an honor to be asked to guest on a song with them. You all need their records.”

Cabal added:

“‘Bitter Friend‘ is a deep dive into the internal conflict between yourself and the side of yourself that you’d rather die than let take over and how if feels when you’re losing that fight. It’s a song on which we’ve experimented a bit with our sound while still staying true to what Cabal have always been about and last but not least it also has none other than the absolute legend Matt Heafy from Trivium doing an awesome feature on it.”

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian Launches New Project North Kingsley

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian has launched a new project called North Kingsley. The band, which also features Ray Hawthorne and Saro Paparian, are planning to release new music “soon.”

Zao Recording New Album

Zao have revealed that they have been recording a new album at The Church Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, PA. The band posted the following:

3TEETH Premiere “Altær” Music Video

3TEETH have premiered a new video for their song “Altær” via Metal Hammer. That track is from the band’s latest album “Metawar.” The clip was filmed at the “Wasteland Weekend” festival in the Mojave Desert and Alexis Mincolla had the following to say about it:

“The vibe was immersive to say the least, and when temperatures dropped to about 40 degrees and the wind speeds kicked up to about 50 mph, it made for a very wild night.”