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The Hidden Hand

Formed: 2002
From: Potomac, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Hidden Hand News

Below is our complete The Hidden Hand news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Scott "Wino" Weinrich To Record Acoustic Album

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has revealed the details surrounding his forthcoming acoustic solo album. The album, titled "Adrift" and the second solo album from Weinrich, is a tribute for friend and bandmate Jon Blank. "Adrift" is set for release in North America through Exile On Mainstream Records/E1 Entertainment on March 8, 2011.

Here is the "Adrift" tracklisting:
1. Adrift
2. I Don't Care
3. Hold On Love
4. Mala Suerte
5. Old And Alone
6. Iron Horse/Born To Lose
7. Suzane's Song
8. DBear
9. Whatever
10. Shot In The Head
11. O.B.E.
12. Green Speed

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Scott "Wino" Weinrich Solo Album Forthcoming

Legendary guitarist: Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls, The Hidden Hand) has an album's worth of “solo” recordings in the works. Assisting Wino will on the album will be Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) on drums and Jon Blank (Rez n) on bass. The album will be called: “Punctuated Equilibrium” and tracks are currently being layed down with J. Robbins (producer of the Hidden Hands: “Mother Teacher Destroyer”) in Maryland. Wino is really excited about the results so far and said: “Punctuated Equilibrium” will bring my career into focus.” More information on the album will be forthcoming.

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The Hidden Hand Call It A Day

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), has split up.

Commented Weinrich: "Without going into detail to embarrass anyone, this is a message to inform everyone THE HIDDEN HAND no longer exists. I cannot any longer tolerate being promised stuff that never happens or be accused of dishonesty. I think in my long and fruitful career I have always tried to be fair and honest, even going out of my way creatively and financially to make it happen including compromise. I have put an enormous burden on my family and myself to try and fulfill my dreams which have not been to enrich myself financially, but to enrich others as well as myself spiritually and emotionally. The music industry these days turns on the most mediocre crap, be it pop or cheesy black metal, which is really just sickening or laughable. So be it. I will still be wholeheartedly dedicated to the SHRINEBUILDER project with Chris and Al of OM and Scott from NEUROSIS. This will be a long way off but I KNOW these dudes are FOR REAL. SO all I will say now is thanks for believing. I'm sure some will assume I am some ego guy who's impossible to work with, nothing is farther from the truth. I just expect the same amount of fairness and respect I give. A tall call these days, unfortunately."

THE HIDDEN HAND's latest full-length release, "The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote", came out in February. The CD is the third THE HIDDEN HAND full-length (second from Southern Lord) and features the lineup that recorded the now sold-out/out-of-print "Devoid of Color" EP from last year: Scott "Wino" Weinrich (guitars, vocals), Bruce Falkinburg (bass) and Evan Tanner (drums).

"The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" is not necessarily a concept album but it is heavily layered with historical story-based lyricism and themse. Musically there is a subtle southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and even some harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock.

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The Hidden Hand Announce Tour Dates

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), has scheduled the following dates:

Aug. 30 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD (w/ CHOWDER, FILTHY ROTTEN SEX MACHINE)
Aug. 31 - Bowery Ballroom (Royal Flush Release Party) - New York, NY (w/ CLUTCH, BEATALLICA)
Sep. 01 - The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ (w/ SOLACE, BLACK IRISH, JOHN WILKES BOOTH)

THE HIDDEN HAND's latest full-length release, "The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote", came out in February. The CD is the third THE HIDDEN HAND full-length (second from Southern Lord) and features the lineup that recorded the now sold-out/out-of-print "Devoid of Color" EP from last year: Scott "Wino" Weinrich (guitars, vocals), Bruce Falkinburg (bass) and Evan Tanner (drums).

"The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" is not necessarily a concept album but it is heavily layered with historical story-based lyricism and themse. Musically there is a subtle southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and even some harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock.

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Kylesa Join The Hidden Hand For N.A. Tour

In advance of the February 20the release of their third full-length release, The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote (Southern Lord Records), Maryland's THE HIDDEN HAND will be assaulting masses across the US, showcasing some of the new material.

Joining the doomsters on the road will be KYLESA, making the shows even more worth seeing if you're in driving, subway or hitchhiking distance from any of the spots on the tour.

A full bio on The Hidden Hand along with updated pics and info on the band and album can be found here. Also, check out the track 'Someday Soon' at this location.

The Hidden Hand/Kylesa tour dates include: More...

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The Hidden Hand Complete New Album

The Hidden Hand has completed work on their thid full-length album, due out on Southern Lord Records in February of 2007. The album, titled "The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote," features the line-up from last year's "Devoid of Color" EP and is "heavily layered with historical story-based lyricism and themes."

Since the recording of the album, drummer Evan Tanner has left the band and has been replaced by Matt Moulis. The band will be heading out on a full US tour in January with Kylesa and are planning a European tour in April.

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The Hidden Hand New Album Details

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock/ doom guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan), has issued the following update:

"Our new record, 'The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote', is completed. It will be in stores on February 20. But we are doing a late-January-through-mid-February tour and we will have copies for sale at the shows, so stay tuned. We will be posting the tour route soon. It looks like we are starting in the south and heading west, coming back across the top and down. More...

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Sunn O))) Northeast Tour Dates

Sunn O))) will be touring the Northeast briefly in mid-December. Here are the tour dates:

12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Jack Rose
12/17 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Nachtmystium, The Hidden Hand
12/18 Brooklyn, NY @ NorthSix w/ Nachtmystium, Growing
12/19 Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ Nachtmystium
12/20 Wallingford, CT @ American Legion Hall w/ Nachtmystium
12/21 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Nachtmystium

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The Hidden Hand Hit the Road

The stoner rock / doom metal outfit THE HIDDEN HAND will be hitting the road on the upcoming MASTODON/ BURNING BRIDES tour. The band will be supporting their current release, "Mother, Teacher, Destroyer", which was released in late November ‘04 by Southern Lord. It features the first studio performance by Scott “Wino” Weinrich (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan) coming off his successful collaboration with Dave Grohl and the Probot project.

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Germany's Shepherd To Release Sophomore Album

Defunct German doomsters Shepherd, whose sound was previously described by Doom-Metal.com as "old-fashioned riffing doom in the vein of genre legends like St. Vitus, Pentagram, The Obsessed and Black Sabbath," will posthumously release their second album, "The Coldest Day," on August 16 through Exile on Mainstream Records (Europe excluding Germany will receive the album on September 6, while the German release is expected on September 16).

The album was recorded by The Hidden Hand bassist/vocalist Bruce Falkinburg (The Hidden Hand, Clutch, Stinking Lizaveta) at his Phase Recording studio in College Park, MD. It features guest appearances by the mighty Scott "Wino" Weinrich (The Obsessed, St. Vitus) and ultra-slow German doom jazzers Bohren & Der Club of Gore, who recently released their critically acclaimed fourth album, "Black Earth," through Mike Patton's (ex-Faith No More) Ipecac Recordings.

"The Coldest Day" track listing:
01. Monday
02. Tuesday
03. Wednesday
04. Thursday
05. Friday
06. Saturday
07. Sunday
08. Doomsday

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Doom Capital Compilation Out Now

A 14- song compendium of crushing Doom, heavy backwoods psychedelia, and stoned blues sludgery from the infamous Maryland/DC Doom Capital scene, featuring all exclusive,rare and new tracks from CLUTCH, THE HIDDEN HAND (featuring Wino of Spirit Caravan / The Obsessed / Saint Vitus / Place Of Skulls), EARTHRIDE, UNORTHODOX, INTERNAL VOID, BLACK MANTA, LIFE BEYOND, WAR INJUN, CARRION, KING VALLEY, COUNTERSHAFT, NITROSEED, LEVIATHAN A.D., and LOS TRES PESADOS. Since the early 1970's, the Maryland/DC region has been home to one of the most vital and influential underground music movements in the world, helping to define the crushing aesthetic of Doom Metal and Stoner Rock. This compilation features both legends and newcomers of the Doom Capital, and delivers over 65 minutes of thunderous doom rock and blackened riffage from the dark shadow of the nations capital, along with detailed liner notes outlining the history of the Doom Capital scene, and information on each of the bands featured.

In stores August 3rd; available now through Crucial Blast.

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The complete tracklisting of the compilation is as follows: More...

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