Welcome to the Freakshow by Hinder on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

As legend has it, Hinder sifted through somewhere between 50 and 70 songs to pick the 11 tracks for its fourth studio album. Add to this the on-record reports that the band’s infamously indulgent frontman Austin Winkler checked into rehab immediately after recording Welcome to the Freakshow, and you have the kind of rock ‘n’ roll lore that makes for top-shelf hype. But from the volatile opener, “Save Me” (where Winkler screams “I’ve cut my demons loose!”), to the closing homage to megalomania, “Wanna Be Rich,” it’s more than possible that the hype's legit. With “See You in Hell,” Hinder has crafted a perfect hard-rocking, parent-hating anthem that sounds best when blasted immediately after slamming the bedroom door. Conversely, the sultry and seductive “Ladies Come First” oozes the kind of leathery sleaze normally reserved for Rob Zombie movies and pole-dancing accompaniment. Of course it wouldn’t be a proper Hinder album without such Zippo-hoisting power ballads as “Should Have Known Better,” “Talk to Me,” and “Anyone but You.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

As legend has it, Hinder sifted through somewhere between 50 and 70 songs to pick the 11 tracks for its fourth studio album. Add to this the on-record reports that the band’s infamously indulgent frontman Austin Winkler checked into rehab immediately after recording Welcome to the Freakshow, and you have the kind of rock ‘n’ roll lore that makes for top-shelf hype. But from the volatile opener, “Save Me” (where Winkler screams “I’ve cut my demons loose!”), to the closing homage to megalomania, “Wanna Be Rich,” it’s more than possible that the hype's legit. With “See You in Hell,” Hinder has crafted a perfect hard-rocking, parent-hating anthem that sounds best when blasted immediately after slamming the bedroom door. Conversely, the sultry and seductive “Ladies Come First” oozes the kind of leathery sleaze normally reserved for Rob Zombie movies and pole-dancing accompaniment. Of course it wouldn’t be a proper Hinder album without such Zippo-hoisting power ballads as “Should Have Known Better,” “Talk to Me,” and “Anyone but You.”

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About Hinder

Hinder began crafting cocky, raucous post-grunge in the early 2000s, when Oklahoma City residents Joe Garvey and drummer Cody Hanson found Austin Winkler singing cover songs at a college party. The three formed the nucleus of Hinder, and the group started landing local gigs opening for such bands as Theory of a Deadman. Lineup changes brought guitarist Mark King and bassist Mike Rodden into the fold, and the quintet signed with Universal after issuing a self-released EP. Their 2005 full-length debut, Extreme Behavior, became one of the year's most popular albums, climbing to triple-platinum status and sending "Lips of an Angel" to number three on the singles charts. Hinder returned several years later with a second batch of party anthems entitled Take It to the Limit. All American Nightmare arrived in 2010, followed by Welcome to the Freakshow, the group's fourth studio album, in 2012. Winkler left Hinder in 2013. Jared Weeks filled in for a tour and then the band tested Nolan Neal before settling on Marshal Dutton in 2015. His first album with the band was When the Smoke Clears. Following the 2016 release of an acoustic EP called Stripped, Hinder released their sixth LP, The Reign in the summer of 2017. ~ Johnny Loftus

  • ORIGIN
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • FORMED
    2001

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