Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, former lead singer Austin John Winkler and guitarist Joe “Blower” Garvey. The band released four studio albums with Winkler; Extreme Behavior (2005), Take It to the Limit (2008), All American Nightmare (2010) and Welcome to the Freakshow (2012). When The Smoke Clears (2015) was Hinder’s first album featuring new vocalist Marshal Dutton as the lead singer.The band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band is best known for their early hits “Get Stoned,” “Lips of an Angel,” “Better than Me,” How Long, “Use Me” and “Without You.”
The bands latest release, a six-song acoustic EP titled “Stripped” will be released May 13, 2016.
Before the band formed, Austin Winkler sang in an Oklahoma City cover band until July 2001,when he met drummer Cody Hanson and guitarist Joe Garvey at a college party. Soon after meeting, the three formed Hinder, Hanson commented on Austin Winkler shortly after the band formed saying he was “blown away” and “he has the kind of charisma very few people have and that unique voice. You can’t really compare him to anybody.”
Somewhere in the timeframe from July 2001 and early 2003 the three founding members recruited bass player Cole Parker, together the four recorded a 4 track demo disc, with the track listing “Someday”, “Like Me”, “Broken”, and “Worthless Home”. The tracks “Someday” and “Broken” would later be re-recorded and put on their debut EP “Far From Close” and the other two tracks “Like Me” and “Worthless Home” still remain unreleased, only being able to find them on their demo cd’s.