Origin: Rome, Italy  
Genres: Doom Metal, Occult Rock
Page online: August 6, 2015
Last update/review: October 7, 2023

Hands Of Orlac

Taking their name from an ancient horror film, Hands Of Orlac originally hailed from Italy and released a self-titled effort in 2011. Hands Of Orlac loosely belongs in the doom field, though it fits more in the realm of 70's occult rock/metal, especially given the lazy semi-tuneless vocals of one Ginerva, whose flute playing also brings a somewhat folky occult slant. Italy is no stranger to horror-inspired metal and for that reason this band just sounds, well, Italian, bringing to mind (in spirit, not as a soundalike) bands like Death SS. There's a really cool vibe at work here, especially for those into the retro metal scene. Apparently the band has relocated to Sweden, which is reflected in the current lineup that features both Italians and Swedes.

Current Members

The Sorceress (Ginevra)


Alex Moraitis


Manuele Bonanno


The Templar (Filippo)


Axel Johansson

drums (Chevalier, Malokarpatan)

Former Members/Guests

The Executioner (S)


The Puritan (David Olofsson)

guitars (ex-Portrait)

The Clairvoyant (Jens Rasmussen)



Hands Of Orlac  
  1. Hands of Orlac
  2. Castle of Blood
  3. Demoniac City (Black Hole cover)
  4. Into the Prison of Sleep
  5. Vengeance from the Grave
  6. Lucinda
  7. Witches Hammer
  • The Sorceress
  • The Executioner
  • The Puritan
  • The Templar
  • The Clairvoyant

Figli Del Crepuscolo  
  1. I figli del crepuscolo
  2. Last Fatal Drop
  3. Burning
  4. A Coin in the Heart
  5. Noctua
  6. A Ghost Story
  7. Mill of the Stone Women
  • The Sorceress
  • Alex Moraitis
  • The Puritan
  • The Templar
  • The Clairvoyant

Hebetudo Mentis  
  1. To the Night a Bride
  2. Three Eyes
  3. Il velo insanguinato
  4. Hebetudo Mentis
  5. Malenka
  6. Frostbite
  7. Ex Officio Domini (The Executioner of Rome)
  • The Sorceress
  • Manuele Bonanno
  • The Templar
  • Axel Johansson

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