(Saint Vitus, Hidden Hand)
Released on January 18, 2011
We don't need to rave about the legacy of the man who is Robert Scott Weinrich, or better known as
Wino. Or do we? If names like Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand or
Shrinebuilder ring a bell you know what we’re talking about. We’re talking about true Rock legacy and
history. This is Wino. He’s been putting his soul on the line for nearly three decades with his unique
brand of Sabbath-inspired “Doom/Stoner Rock”. He formed the hugely influential The Obsessed and
went on to play in the legendary Saint Vitus.
More recently the rumors of an underground supergroup became reality when Wino and members of
Neurosis, Om and Melvin, made all his fans breathless and formed Shrinebuilder. As if this wouldn't have been enough the reunion of
the mighty SAINT VITUS took shape at the Roadburn Festival 2009 and went from a reunion to a full blown rebirth of the band.
Now following his fan's and colleague’s requests to record a fully acoustic solo record, Wino brings “Adrift”, his most personal and
intense recording to date revealing a different view on his personality and history. Stripped down to the bare minimum, just his voice
and his guitar, the songs on the album follow classic American songwriting ideals of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and even Johnny Cash
with a mixture of emotion and storytelling. Adrift is a man on his own, fighting tides & storms, enjoying the times of brightness and
sunshine all while in a boat equipped to survive, but with no sail; bound to the will of something external, the wind, destiny, the drift.