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The Hidden Hand

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Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus) was faced with a hard choice in the Spring of 2002 after the untimely demise of Spirit Caravan after five years of hard work: go ahead and hang up his guns, or yet again find new blood and continue. Wino picked up the phone, and in the same breath told engineer Bruce Falkinburg about the end of Spirit Caravan and asked him if he would like to get together and jam a bit.

Bruce was stunned when he heard the message: it is not every day someone like Wino calls to see if you want to “jam.” Wino had seen Bruce play a bit while getting tones for earlier recordings, and the two had many conversations during long nights in the studio about Mesoamerican mythology, ancient tube amplifiers, and contemporary politics.

After a few rounds with various drummers, Bruce called longtime client, and current band-mate, Dave Hennessy (guitarist in OstinatO) to “sit in” on the drums. Dave knew nothing of Wino’s past or discography, and brought a fresh but loose high energy to the jams. After a few hours, jams became songs, and after a few weeks, songs were recorded and sold, namely, “Falconstone,” for the High Times Magazine Stoner Rock Collection. The Hidden Hand was born. Soon the new band had a set of material together, produced the “Desenstized” 7” on McCarthyism Records, and started getting show offers, performing publicly on New Year’s Eve, 2002, for the first time in front of an eager crowd at The Ottobar in Baltimore, MD.

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  • knight_88

    They were amazing! Underrated, imo.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • XagieX

    I always thought Wino would be perfect to fill in role "Clay" in Sons of Anarchy. Just sayin...

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • StinkyBeaverOoz

    Everything Wino touches is pure epicness

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GorgonKate

    Just got Resurrection of Whiskey Foote.... pretty sweet! but Mother, Teacher, Destroyer is still my favorite!

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Soundservant

    It seems like hardly anyone knows about this amazing band...

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • incubatetilburg

    Listen to Wino's new project Premonition 13 here: http://inlog.org/2011/03/24/listen-winos-premonition-13-incubate-2010-debut-7/

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Ohrsegeln

    This is the first "Wino-Project", I heard, that I can really enjoy ... and it starts having an magnetic influence on me!

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • HyRRa

    Moody and melodic metal with a progressive flow and harsh vocals. Melancholy with cutting edge - Nodding Sky from Finland: http://www.last.fm/music/Nodding+Sky - New song called "For Those Left Behind" online! Check us out!

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • honcuk

    S U N B L O O D

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • evildeadjedi

    Wino could make nursery rhymes bad ass seriously!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • musrum

    Um, that would be irony... not an oxymoron.

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • AW0L

    haha! if thats not an oxymoron...

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • carlsten

    thought their name was the hidden band... no wonder i couldn't find their music anywhere.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • dane_chaos1

    im shocked that desensitized isnt in the top charts :/

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • grossy2

    Maryland doom!

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Manowar1

    Join the fan group for The Hidden Hand

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Steel_Erection

    My god is better than your god.

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
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    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Steel_Erection

    Hidden Hand were a great band. Mother Teacher Destroyer is probably my favorite, but they are all good.

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Lazarene

    Great biography right here.

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
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