The Hidden Hand (band)

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The Hidden Hand
Frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich
Frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich
Background information
OriginPotomac, Maryland, U.S.
GenresDoom metal, stoner metal
Years active2002–2007
LabelsSouthern Lord, MeteorCity, McCarthyism, Exile on Mainstream
Past membersScott "Wino" Weinrich
Bruce Falkinburg
Matt Moulis
Dave Hennessy
Evan Tanner

The Hidden Hand was an American stoner rock and doom metal band from Maryland, formed in 2002 and dissolved in 2007.


The Hidden Hand was a trio formed by Scott "Wino" Weinrich (guitar and vocals) and Bruce Falkinburg (bass and vocals) and included 3 different drummers. Weinrich had previously been a member of such bands as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan and Place of Skulls. Falkinburg was a professional recording engineer and his Phase Studios has been the commission site of works by Clutch, Sixty Watt Shaman and Stinking Lizaveta. The Hidden Hand released their debut 7" single De-Sensitized in late 2002 and was quickly followed by their first album, Divine Propaganda in 2003. A split LP/CD with Washington, D.C. band Wooly Mammoth followed. The release coincided with their appearance at the Emissions from the Monolith festival.[1] Their second full-length album: Mother Teacher Destroyer was released on Southern Lord Records in 2004. After the release of that second LP original drummer Dave Hennessy left the band to focus more time on his own band: Ostinato. He was replaced by Evan Tanner. Tanner left the band in 2006 after the recording of their latest effort, The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote. He in turn was replaced by Matt Moulis, who has played in DC area bands Medic and Bison.[1]

The band's output is a slight departure in style for Weinrich. Its psychedelic music influences are evident and it deals lyrically with politics, history and spirituality. In contrast to his previous bands, he has said: "The Hidden Hand is political."[1]

Hidden Hand split up in August 2007.[2]


  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich – guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Falkinburg – bass, vocals
  • Matt Moulis – drums
  • Dave Hennessy – drums
  • Evan Tanner – drums




Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Rebellion" on Doom Capital CD (2004 Crucial Blast Records)
  • "Falconstone" on High Volume (The Stoner Rock Collection) CD (2004 High Times Records)
  • "Half Mast" on Music from Time and Space Vol. 11 CD (2004 Sysyphus Records)
  • "Someday Soon" on Darkness Knows No Boundaries CD (2006 Southern Lord Records)
  • "Vulcans' Children" on Darkness Hath No Boundaries CD (2006 Southern Lord Records)
  • "Five Points" on ...And Back to Earth Again. Ten Years of MeteorCity 3CD (2007 MeteorCity Records)
  • "Dark Horizons" on Within the Church of Thee Overlords CD (2007 Southern Lord Records)
  • "Coffin Lily" on Worship the Riff CD (2007 Exile on Mainstream)


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