Sin Quirin Interviewed by REGEN
One of the hardest working and most proficient musicians working today, Sin Quirin brings ReGen up to date on his latest endeavors.
An InterView with Sin Quirin
By: Ilker Yücel
In less than a decade, he has become known as one of the hardest working musicians in the alternative music scene. A stylistic chameleon and a versatile talent, he’s been hitting the keys and slinging the six-strings for some of the hardest hitting acts around, joining the lineup for American Head Charge in 2011, performing on the 2010 Sextreme Ball Tour with Lords of Acid, and becoming an integral figure in the Revolting Cocks for the Sex-O Olympic-O and Got Cock? albums in 2009 and 2010 respectively. But it is for his work with the industrial metal giants Ministry that many will likely know the name of Sin Quirin. Having been a key writing and performing member of the band for the 2007 album The Last Sucker, the 2008 Cover Up compilation, and the subsequent C.U.LaTour, Quirin would receive two Grammy award nominations. As well, he co-wrote and performed on ‘Double Tap,’ the first single from the recently released Ministry comeback album, Relapse. With a new tour and album with American Head Charge in the works, as well as joining Ministry on the DefibrillaTour, Quirin is certainly a busy man and takes time out of his schedule to bring ReGen up to speed on his various endeavors. As a longtime user of Schecter guitars, we get a little gear talk as well as some insight into his collaboration with electro-pop/rock chanteuse Sarah Greene, and the ultimate fate of The Great AmeriCon, his band with Stayte/RevCo members Josh Bradford and Clayton Worbeck, plus his views on the beneficial and debilitating effects of technology in the music industry today.
You just came off of doing a tour with American Head Charge, the latest band that you’ve been involved with. What can you tell us about the experience of playing with them? How has it differed from some of the other bands that you’ve been associated with up to now?