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The Three Tremors' Sean Peck on why he loves the Chargers & his upcoming projects

The Three Tremors / Photo: Dimitris Karageorgiou
The Three Tremors / Photo: Dimitris Karageorgiou
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Modified 17 Jan 2019, 07:34 IST
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Comprised of Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Titan Force) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann, Death Dealer), The Three Tremors will launch its first-ever U.S. tour on February 14th at Seattle, Washington venue El Corazon. Touring in support of the group's self-titled debut -- set for release this Friday, January 18th -- Owens, Conklin and Peck are scheduled to be on the road through March 11th.

The debut full-length from The Three Tremors includes 12 original songs total and -- like the band's live show -- features all 3 singers on every track. Its cover art was handled by Marc Sasso (who has previously worked with the likes of Dio, Halford, Cage and Adrenaline Mob), while the CD version of the release includes a 16-track digi-book.

I had the pleasure of doing Q&A with Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck -- a life-long fan of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers -- on behalf of Sportskeeda. More on Peck and The Three Tremors can be found online at www.thethreetremors.com.

Word has it that you are a big fan of the Los Angeles Chargers. When did that start?

Sean Peck: Well, my mother worked for the Chargers while I was in the womb for 2 years, so I guess it started then. I have an infamous Charger piece of lore I was involved in. I got into a screaming match with failed QB draft pick Ryan Leaf. It was a big deal when it happened all the stations ran with it on TV and I did all kinds of interviews on sports talk radio. Google Sean Peck and Ryan Leaf


How did you think this season is going so for the Chargers?

Sean Peck: As I write this we just got crushed by the Patriots, which was a difficult way to end the year. I do not think our defense got on the plane... That being said, it was a great year. I flew to Pittsburgh and saw them win that game in dramatic fashion. There was only one choke job all year and for a Charger fan. That is a big deal.

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Do you have a favorite player on the Chargers?

Sean Peck: Probably [Philip] Rivers, I guess. They have a pretty flashy team, so it is a good time to be a Charger fan with the great skill players and [Melvin] Ingram and [Joey] Bosa -- who did not show up at the Patriots game -- and some other dudes.


Did the Chargers moving to L.A. change your fandom in any way?

Sean Peck: No. They are just an hour up the road. Lots of people are freaking out but what can you do? We are just little pawns in the grand NFL scheme of things. What am I, just supposed to pick another team? No, it is in my DNA and that is what being a fan is.

My friend Juan Garcia in Body Count was an L.A. Rams fan, even when they moved to St. Louis, so I can still be a Charger Fan. Half of the city of San Diego has completely disowned them though so now they have fewer fans than any team in the NFL.

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Have you been to any Chargers games this season?

Sean Peck: Yes, the Bengals and the Steelers games. There is a whole crew who travels to every game, it is really cool. I think I may do that next year, it was super-fun. The fan clubs of the other teams organize group tailgates together and it is a really great experience.


Are there any sports teams you're especially into beyond the Chargers?

Sean Peck: Hmmm. Well, I played Division 1 soccer for San Diego State, so I like soccer a bit. The L.A. Galaxy was my team and then when the World Cup hits, it is really cool to root on your country; it is like war. Football is really the best spectator sport for television, nothing compares. I am a Laker fan too. When someone says "I am not into NFL," I tell them to bet $20 on a game and watch it and then tell me if they got into it or not. (laughs)


Have you ever sung the national anthem at a sporting event?

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Sean Peck: No, but I really want to. I do a wicked version of it. I submitted a recording of it when I was young to the [San Diego] Padres, but they probably heard these notes I was doing 5 keys off of the piano and threw it in the trash.


Sports aside, what is coming up for The Three Tremors?

Sean Peck: Man it has been a whirlwind of preparing for our first album to come out. This thing is like having Joe Montana, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees all playing quarterback on the field at the same time. Now that I talk about it, that is a great idea. (laughs) But it would also be like the Olympic Dream Team and how they wrecked shop at the Summer Games. That is what we do on-stage... But live the show is incredible, I highly recommend everyone come see us.


What was the last concert you went to for fun?

Sean Peck: Judas Priest in L.A. Great to see my favorite band still crushing it at that age. It gives me hope!


Finally, Sean, any last words for the kids?

Sean Peck: Kids... Do not become a musician. I do not need the competition and the pay is horrible!

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Published 17 Jan 2019, 07:34 IST
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