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Below is our complete Spirit Caravan 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.

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SXSW 2014 Day Four: Spirit Caravan

Saturday, March 14, the roads seem quiet compared to the previous night. Part of this was due to my moving back to Red River Street and away from Dirty Sixth. Everybody seemed tired, and as a publicist opined to me, Thursday morning's crash on Red River casted bad mojo onto the festivities. Whatever the cause, there was no 1001 person to flood a capacity venue. More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Dave Sherman Talks Possible Spirit Caravan Reunion

Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with Dave Sherman (ex-Spirit Caravan, Earthride) who talked about his new band, Weed is Weed, and the group's future touring plans. Dave also revealed that there is a talk with Scott "Wino" Weinrich about an upcoming Spirit Caravan reunion. An excerpt follows:

Metal Kaoz: I know WEED IS WEED has played several Maryland based shows over the years, but now with a properly released full length album on the horizon, are there any plans to take the band on the road in 2013 for an extended period of time?

Yes! We want to tour as much as we can for this record to get the name out there, so we are booking as many shows as we can for 2013.

Metal Koaz: Sherm, you've been a fixture in the Maryland/DC Doom scene from the start, and have shared the stage with everyone from Wino and Hank III to SOURVEIN and just recently CLUTCH. Have you ever given any thought to doing a solo record? I can't even begin to imagine the all-star lineup you could assemble! More...

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Shrinebuilder Announces First US Shows

SHRINEBUILDER has announced several US shows in November. The confirmed shows are currently as follows:

11/14 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (8 PM and 11 PM performances)
11/15 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY

The upcoming debut album from the band will be released on Neurot Recordings this October. More...

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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 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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