Origin: USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: September 12, 2007

The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand was Scott "Wino" Weinrich's third go-around as cult doom band leader, after previously leading Spirit Caravan and The Obsessed to massive underground respect (he's also spent time in St. Vitus and Place Of Skulls). Virtually everything the man has done has been of the highest quality, and The Hidden Hand was no different in that respect, nor is this band really much different than his previous two, delivering classic Sabbath-styled doom, albeit less ponderous than his previous work. The songs are for the most part shorter and punchier, though still delivered with typical Wino zeal, with the formerly unknown rhythm section of Bruce Falkinburg and Dave Hennesey (since replaced by Matt Moulis) handling their roles like old pros. Lyrically, Wino has some political ideas to present to the world, but these are not as radical or as controversial as some of the pre-album buzz might have suggested. Ultimately this band, too, ran its course, with Wino closing the books here in August 2007.

Last Lineup

Scott "Wino" Weinrich

vocals/guitars (The Obsessed, ex-Place Of Skulls, ex-Spirit Caravan, ex-St. Vitus, Wino)

Bruce Falkinburg

bass (ex-The Obsessed)

Matt Moulis


Former Members/Guests

Dave Hennesey


Evan Tanner



Divine Propaganda  
2003 MeteorCity
  1. Bellicose Rhetoric
  2. Damyata
  3. Screw The Naysayers
  4. Sunblood
  5. For All The Wrong Reasons
  6. Tranquility Base
  7. The Last Tree
  8. The Hidden Hand (Theme)
  9. Divine Propaganda
  10. Prayer For The Night
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Bruce Falkinburg
  • Dave Hennesey

Mother Teacher Destroyer  
2004 Southern Lord
  1. The Crossing
  2. Half Mast
  3. Desensitized
  4. Draco Vibration
  5. Black Ribbon
  6. Magdalene
  7. Currents
  8. Travesty As Usual
  9. Coffin Lily
  10. Sons Of Kings
  11. The Deprogramming Of Tom Delay
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Bruce Falkinburg
  • Dave Hennesey

Devoid Of Color (EP + DVD)  
2006 Southern Lord
  1. Key, The
  2. Devoid Of Color
  3. Dagger, The
  4. Vulcans' Children
  5. Devoid Of Color (Reprise)
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Bruce Falkinburg
  • Evan Tanner

The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote  
2007 Southern Lord
  1. Purple Neon Dream
  2. Someday Soon
  3. Dark Horizons
  4. Spiritually Bereft
  5. The Lesson
  6. Majestic Presence
  7. The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote
  8. Lightning Hill
  9. Broke Dog
  10. Slow Rain
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Bruce Falkinburg
  • Matt Moulis

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