Hinder is an American band from Oklahoma,that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, guitarist Joe Garvey, and Singer Austin Winkler. They released their first EP titled "Far From Close" on an independent record label, Brickden Records. It sold about 5,000 copies. The three members then began working on new material in 2004 for their next independent release. These demos caught the attention of several major record labels.
Hinder entered the rock scene with their debut single "Get Stoned." The band then toured in support of their album, Extreme Behavior. The band's second single, "Lips of an Angel," did far better on the charts, hitting #1 on several, and garnered international attention. "Lips of an Angel" is now being covered by country artist Jack Ingram. The band's third single from their debut album is "How Long." The fourth single is "Better Than Me," and the fifth is "Homecoming Queen."
"Extreme Behavior" track "Shoulda" was originally written and recorded by Canadian band Social Code for their "A Year At The Movies" album, but was scrapped when finalizing the album. The song was brought to Hinder by Universal when trying to finish up their album. They re-wrote portions of the songs to fit their sound and style and decided to use it on the album.
As a Christmas gift to their fanclub the Hinder Army, Hinder recorded "A Little Drummer Boy" and released it on http://www.thehinderarmy.com
In October 2007, Hinder released their limited edition cd/dvd of Extreme Behavior entitled "You Can't Make This Shit Up".
In 2007, Hinder received Oklahoma's Rising Star Award.
According to an interview on the website Ultimate-Guitar, Hinder are expected to return to the studio to record their new album in January 2008. Hinder is now (April 2008) recording their new album and have finished with 6 of their songs. They plan to go on tour once they have completed their album. The first single "Use Me", was released on July 15th, 2008 and has peaked at #3 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks. Their new album, Take It to the Limit is to be released on November 4th, 2008. Hinder are now going on tour with Finger Eleven, and 3 Doors Down. They released the second song on their Myspace page on September 13th, 2008, called "Without You".
|2005|| Extreme Behavior||6||168||1|| US: 3× Multi-Platinum|
|2008|| Take It to the Limit||—||—||—|| US: —|
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart, not released, or not certified|
|US Hot 100||US Main Rock||US Mod Rock||CAN Hot 100||AUS||NZ||UK|
|2005||"Get Stoned"||104||4||37||—||—||—||138||Extreme Behavior|
|2006||"Lips of an Angel"||3||3||8||1||1||1||1|
|2007||"Better Than Me"||31||16||37||21||16||11||16|
|"Born to Be Wild"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||NASCAR|
|2008||"Use Me"||102||3||25||—||—||—||—||Take It to the Limit|
|"—" denotes the song failed to chart or not released|