Interview: Ministry’s Sin Quirin Talks New Project 3 Headed Snake

I was recently given the opportunity to interview Ministry’s Sin Quirin about his new project 3 Headed Snake. You can check out that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, your new project 3 Headed Snake sounds amazing. How did it come together?

SIN QUIRIN: Well, a few years ago I had written some songs that had that old school metal vibe. Reminiscent of the stuff I used to listen to in the 80’s. Stuff like Priest, Dio, Maiden, Warrior, Malice, etc.. That was the vibe I was going for and I set out to look for a vocalist that could handle something like that and thank god I found Johnny Ray.

METAL ANARCHY: Johnny Ray’s vocals are insane. How did he get involved in the project?

SIN QUIRIN: Haha yes, he is a monster vocalist! True story… I was up late one night working on music and I was looking for vocalists and I happen to be on Craigslist in the musicians wanted ads and I found this ad that basically said “vocalist looking to get into a project” type of thing. Anyways, he had a link in the ad and I clicked on it and it was him singing and I was blown away. Couldn’t believe it. So I emailed him and we started working on music right away.

METAL ANARCHY: What’s it like working on 3 Headed Snake as opposed to Ministry?

SIN QUIRIN: Well it’s a completely different mindset. The writing style is different. With 3 Headed Snake I can go into my old school metal roots and influences and ultimately I’m the one that has to be happy with it. When I write for Ministry I’m always conscious that it has to sound like Ministry. And of course everything ultimately needs Al Jourgensen’s approval.

METAL ANARCHY: You recently released a video for “Wisdom Screams.” What would you like to say bout that clip?

SIN QUIRIN: Yes, “Wisdom Screams” is the single we went with for this EP and I wanted to shoot a video for it and I’m extremely pleased with the outcome. The video was directed by Matt Zane who did an amazing job. Far exceeded my expectations. I was basically looking to do some type of performance video that showcased the members and why not throw some fire performers in there too haha.

METAL ANARCHY: You have an EP out, but are you planning to record a full-length album at some point?

SIN QUIRIN: Yes, the goal is to do a full length album next year. We have more material written and we are currently writing more as well.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning any tours with this project?

SIN QUIRIN: We would love to do some shows and we are hoping we can tour at some point next year.

METAL ANARCHY: Speaking of tours, what can fans expect from Ministry’s fall tour with Carpenter Brut and Alien Weaponry?

SIN QUIRIN: Well I would say to expect the same full on assault on all your senses. Plus I hear we will be pulling out some old classic songs that haven’t been played in quite some time.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, Jourgensen recently said Ministry are already working on a follow up to “AmeriKKKant.” Is there anything you can say about the new material?

SIN QUIRIN: Haha I can’t comment on that at the moment.

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VLTIMAS (Ex-Morbid Angel/Mayhem, Etc.) Sign With Season Of Mist

VLTIMAS, the band featuring David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), have signed a new deal with Season Of Mist and are planning to release their debut album through the label early next year. The group recorded the effort with producer Jamie Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studio in Bedfordshire, England.

Eriksen commented:

“Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these musical shores, but here we are. Its been an intense year and a half with lots of planning, hard work, personal sacrifice and traveling. I believe I speak for all 3 of us on this matter. Nevertheless, the beast has been summoned and recorded and I am overly confident about the outcome.

Having had the opportunity to work with some of the finest of craftsmen in the genre, the level of experience speaks volumes. The mutual understanding, vision and drive, everything as if for a greater purpose. That’s how the end result sounds to me. A special thank you goes out to longtime partner in crime Michael Berberian and Season Of Mist for the immense belief in this entity, as well as my companion Jaime Gomez Arellano over at Orgone Studio (UK) for a job superbly done!

We are VLTIMAS.”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) To Perform His 23-Minute Song “Play” Live

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) will be performing his 23-minute song “Play” live with friends during “Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam 30”. The event will take place on December 7-8 at US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina and it will also feature appearances from Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Grace Potter, etc. Grohl will perform on the second night.

Beast In Black To Release New Album “From Hell With Love” In February

Beast In Black have announced that they will be releasing their new album “From Hell With Love” on February 8 via Nuclear Blast. The band commented:

“Sometimes it felt like hell working so much and so hard on the second Beast In Black album, but we put our hearts fully into it. Well, this is for you guys, From Hell With Love!”

In other news, the band have also announced a headlining European tour with Turmion Katilot:

02/27 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle-Hamburg
02/28 Bochum, GER – Zeche Bochum
03/01 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Amsterdam
03/02 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob Concerts
03/03 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
03/04 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp Frankfurt
03/05 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage Saarbrücken
03/06 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7 – Pratteln
03/07 Nürnberg, GER – Nürnberg Hirsch
03/08 München, GER – Backstage München
03/09 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/10 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser Leipzig
03/11 Berin, GER – Columbia Theater Berlin
03/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben/ Arenan
03/30 Gothenburg, SWE – Stick Fingers

Gallows, NOFX, All Time Low, Etc. Set For 2019 Slam Dunk Festival

All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story Of The Year, Mad Caddies, and Silverstein have all been confirmed for the 2019 Slam Dunk Festival. The event will take place on May 25 at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, UK and on May 26 at Hatfield Park in Hatfield, UK. More artists will be added at a later date.