3Teeth Alexis Mincolla Interview [Exclusive]
I finally put SKYMAN to bed recently. It was a film I produced with director Dan Myrick (The Blair Witch Project).
As I do when starting to prep for a new production, I created a playlist of music to help inspire me as I plotted the early stages of a new horror film (yet to be named).
While I was falling down auditory tunnels of suggested music on Spotify, I found exactly who was quickly becoming a new favorite band of mine… 3Teeth.
It was a cover song of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round” that was used in the movie Guns Akimbo that acted as the gateway drug into the world of 3Teeth.
I mean… just watch this sequence of Vadim VS Nix:
I consumed as much 3Teeth as I could find. My appetite was not yet satiated… I wanted more.
So, iHorror tracked down 3Teeth lead singer, Alexis Mincolla, for our own exclusive interview.
Alexis Mincolla Interview
iHorror: What was your first experience with horror? What horror has influenced your music specifically?
Alexis Mincolla: My first experience was probably that movie Jacob’s Ladder (1990) which was actually super intense. I remember being at my grandparent’s house in the basement and it was on HBO and myself and my older brother were watching it and my young mind was pretty much blown to pieces. In terms of what horror has influenced us musically, I’d say the real-life horrors of the contemporary world is probably the most influential as we often serve as a reflection of that rather than any pieces of fiction.
iHorror: Can you talk about your top industrial and metal influences?
Alexis: I was very much so into Ministry growing up, they were one of my favorite bands and were actually very influential in my desire to start a band. It’s funny because now Al Jourgensen and myself are friends and we’ve toured together so things have sort of come full circle at this point.
iHorror: What’s a recent horror film you watched that you actually loved?
Alexis: I really liked that movie Ritual (2017 ), something about that movie really resonated with me because I really love going on camping trips and hiking in nature with my friends. I also loved the monster design and how it was actually anchored in Norse occult mythology.
iHorror: Have you worked on anything new during this weird lockdown phase? If so, do you think that it sounds different than previous material? Could you talk about where you think that difference is coming from?
Alexis: Yes we’ve actually been working on a new record during this entire quarantine period as we all relocated out to the desert in Joshua Tree. As for giving you any reveals about what we’re doing, well you’re just going to have to be patient as I’m not much for spoiling but yes it will much different than anything else that we’ve done.
iHorror: Do you prefer studio time and writing new material or do you prefer being on tour?
Alexis: I much prefer being on tour personally as a tour feels like enjoying the fruits of the studio labor. I’m also just a big fan of adventure and traveling the world as opposed to sitting in a studio and working non-stop. I’m not a big fan of routines but I do respect the discipline of such.
iHorror: How do you feel about interacting with fans via social media platforms? Do you think it’s beneficial?
Alexis: I think its a bit of a double-edged sword because it’s absolutely necessary at this day and age but its also utterly exhausting. I like to give a lot of my fans as I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them, that being said when you give people an inch they tend to take a yard so you have to have some boundaries there.
iHorror: If you could add a 3EETH original score to any film, what would you pick?
Alexis: I’d love to score a sequel to Event Horizon as I’m a big fan of that movie and cosmic horror as a genre in general. I think we could do something really intense for that.
iHorror: You’ve gained some new fans thanks to “Spin Me Round” [Guns Akimbo Cut]. Is there any news on when your cover of the song will be available for fans to buy?
Alexis: I think towards the end of September we’re doing a series of limited edition colored 7” vinyl that you should stay on the lookout for.
You can learn more about the band 3Teeth here:
Watch ‘Conjuring’ Star Vera Farmiga Nail Slipknot’s Demon Voice in ‘Duality’ Cover
Vera Farmiga, who has starred in three Conjuring movies, has a good idea of how a demon should sound. Recently, she sang Slipknot’s Duality at a Rock Academy show in Kingston, New York. She impressively matched Corey Taylor growl for growl.
Prior to singing Duality, Farmiga told the audience, “I’ll tell you one thing: This music program is one thing we can’t get enough of. We really do have the time of our lives.”
Watch the cover below – she starts singing a little after the 1 minute mark.
During the performance of Duality, Renn Hawkey (her husband) played the keyboards. Later in the show, the couple switched roles, with Farmiga playing the keyboards as Hawkey sang The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.
Farmiga posted videos of both the Slipknot and Echo & The Bunnymen covers on her Instagram page. She also praised the Rock Academy, saying, “Best. Music. School. On. The. Planet. Enroll your kids now. And why let them have all the fun?! Enroll yourselves! Come learn. Come grow. Come play. Come have so much fun.”
Ghostface Stars in Scream VI’s ‘Still Alive’ Music Video
Scream VI is right around the corner and in the latest music video Demi Lovato takes on Ghostface. It isn’t what we were expecting to see from the soundtrack but Still Alive is still a nice addition the Scream VI soundtrack.
It does make me miss the old Scream soundtracks. The soundtracks for Scream 2 and Scream 3 were really great and full of alternative rock picks. Nowadays, soundtracks are sadly devoid of those kinds of picks.
The film stars Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Dermot Mulroney, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, and Henry Czerny.
The synopsis for Scream VI goes like this:
Four survivors of the original Ghostface killings attempt to leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start.
‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Shares First Image of Lady Gaga With Joaquin Phoenix
The first image of the sequel to Joker shares a first look at its two stars. Both Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix are featured in the first lovely image from Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux.
The term Folie à Deux means shared “shared delusional disorder”. We are sure that this will be something thoroughly explored in the sequel between these two.
The synopsis for Joker went like this:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Are you excited to see Lady Gaga playing the role of Harley Quinn? Let us know in the comments section.