The Alternative-Rock band Hinder was founded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
USA, in 2001 by lead guitarist Joe 'Blower' Garvey and drummer Cody Hanson.
The two hooked up with Austin Winkler who became the group's lead singer
and with bass player Cole Paker the quartet had the opportunity to open
for such acts as Theory Of A Deadman
and Better Than Ezra.
Paker, subsequently left Hinder to spend time with his family; the band replaced him with bassist Mike Rodden and bolstered its line-up by recruiting rhythm guitarist Mark King.
Hinder released their Universal Records debut album in September 2005;
the first single off the CD, "Get Stoned", reached #4 on The
Mainstream Rock chart and began a phenomenal two-year string of hit singles
including the worldwide smash "Lips Of An Angel" which hit #1
in Australia and Canada, peaked at #3 on the U.S. Hot 100 and grazed both
Mainstream and Modern Rock radio as it climbed up to #3 and #8 respectively
on the Billboard charts; the third single, "How Long", shot
to #6 on Active Rock chart while "Better Than Me" climbed into
the top 40 in U.S. and reached #16 on The Hot Mainstream Rock list in
2007, "Homecoming Queen" also grabbed a #16 spot on the same
"Extreme Behavior" sold over 3 million units and has remained in the Billboard Top 200 for 77 weeks; the band have toured non-stop for more than 20 months headlining shows and opening for Godsmack, Nickelback and select dates for Rock legends Aerosmith.
In October 2007 Hinder released a Deluxe Edition of their 3 x platinum album featuring a bonus DVD and previously unreleased songs including a cover version of Steppenwolf's classic hit "Born To Be Wild".
The raucous Oklahoma fivesome released their much anticipated follow-up album to their breakthrough LP in November 2008; the CD, titled "Take It To The Limit", debuted at #4 in U.S. and #11 in Canada and the cutting edge first single "Use Me", officially hit radio in July going straight into the top 3 of The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and reached the #25 spot on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Hinder continued to tour incessantly with Trapt, Rev Theory, Papa Roach, Saving Abel and also on Mötley Crüe's Saints Of Los Angeles Tour; in the meantime, the group remained on the Active Rock top 40 chart with the subsequent singles: "Without You", "Loaded And Alone" and "Up All Night", with the latter peaking at #16.
Hinder entitled their third studio effort "All American Nightmare"; the album, prefaced by the single of the same name, arrived in December 2010, but failed to rise above the #37 position on The Billboard Top 200 chart. Highlights on the album include the aforementioned first hit single, "All American Nightmare", which peaked at #6 on the Active Rock chart and at #22 on The Rock Songs list, "Put That Record On" a nostalgic trip down memory lane of the iconic Rock records and the second official single, "What Ya Gonna Do", another Mainstream Rock top 20 hit for the band.
The band's next outing, "Welcome To The Freakshow", was released in December 2012 and reached the #65 spot on The Billboard 200. The first single off the album was the Active Rock top 30 hit "Save Me".