Friday, September 2, 2011

You Should Be Listening to... The Hidden Hand

Many of us who enjoy the heavy stonerrific side of music are bound to discover certain bands. Black Sabbath is an obvious one, and leading on from that there may be Saint Vitus, and from there you get into the depths of DOOM. However, from Vitus we may find out a little about a man known as 'WINO', Scott 'Wino' Weinrich. Before long you come to learn of the myriad of bands that he has led, including The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, and most recently Premonition 13. But it's one of his lesser known acts that I want to turn you onto today, a band that in my opinion the man produced his best work; THE HIDDEN HAND. The final line-up was comprised of Wino on guitar and vocals, Bruce Falkinburg on bass and shared vox and Matt Moulis on drums. Moulis, unfortunately never got the chance to commit anything to record as the band split in 2007. Here's standout track, 'Desensitized', with Dave Hennessey on drums, from 2004 full-length 'Mother Teacher Destroyer'.
The band were surprisingly explosive live. Here they are in their prime performing the southern tinged 'Majestic Presence' from their final record 'The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote', and followed by oldie and fan favourite from their first full-length, 2003's 'Divine Propaganda'; 'Sunblood'.

Edward Gerard Brophy,

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