|Birth name||Sinhue Quirin|
|Born||Burbank, California, United States|
|Member of||Ministry, The Rust Punk Tribe, Supermanic|
Sinhue "Sin" Quirin is an American guitarist based in Burbank, California. He came to prominence as a member of industrial metal band Ministry and its side projects, and as a primary songwriter on their albums The Last Sucker and From Beer to Eternity.
In addition to his role in Ministry (co-writing credits on the abovementioned releases and guitar on 2008's Cover Up album) and primary writing credits for Revolting Cocks albums Sex-O Olympic-O and ¿Got Cock?, Quirin toured the U.S. and worked with DJ Hardware on the 2009 ReVamp tour. He has been Grammy nominated twice, both times with Ministry, the first for 'Under my Thumb' from Cover Up – 2008 and the second time around for 'Señor Peligro' from the live 2009 album Adios... Puta Madres.
In 2010, Quirin joined Lords of Acid for Sextreme Ball 2010.
In 2011, it was announced that he would be joining American Head Charge.
He also worked on the project Supermanic – a Los Angeles-based rock band co-founded by Quirin and vocalist & music producer Kallaghan (Charles Massabo).
Quirin rejoined Lords of Acid for their 2019 Pretty in Kink tour.
On January 17, 2020, Billboard released an exposé on Quirin detailing accounts of Quirin's alleged behavior including sexual relationships with underage girls while touring in San Antonio, TX; Portland, OR; and Tacoma, WA in the early 2000s.
On May 15, 2021, Quirin announced his departure from Ministry, to work on other projects and look after his health, following years of accusations of underage sexual abuse.
Discography and collaborations
- Tactics – The Master Plan (1991)
- Society 1 – Exit Through Fear (2003)
- Society 1 – The Sound that Ends Creation (2005)
- Society 1 – The Years of Spiritual Dissent (2006)
- Ministry – The Last Sucker (2007)
- Ministry and Co-Conspirators – Cover Up (2008)
- Saw IV soundtrack (2007)
- Saw V soundtrack (2008)
- Wicked Lake soundtrack
- NCIS soundtrack
- Revolting Cocks – Sex-O Olympic-O (2009)
- Revolting Cocks – ¿Got Cock? (2010)
- Ministry – Relapse (2012)
- Ministry – From Beer to Eternity (2013)
- KMFDM – Hell Yeah (2017)
- Ministry – AmeriKKKant (2018)
- "Sin Quirin InterView: Just as Intense and Heavy". April 7, 2017.
- "ViVi Vex Forms New Band The Rust Punk Tribe, Releases New Single featuring Sin Quirin and Distortion of Events". Brutal Resonance. April 9, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- "New collaborative project featuring Sin Quirin". Regen Magazine. July 2, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- "ViVi Vex's 'Outlet' Review". Gothic & Amazing. April 22, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSinQuirin/posts/1662860440641893[user-generated source]
- Anthony Clark Caprio (March 16, 2017). "Ministry guitarist Sinhue 'Sin' Quirin hopes to inspire youngsters in his hometown". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- Maggie Serota (January 17, 2020). "Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Accused of Underage Sexual Relationships by Two Women". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- "Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Exits Band in Wake of Allegations of Underage Sexual Relationships Years Ago". Billboard.