Hinder Goes Triple Platinum As The Prepare Their New CD
As the buzz builds for the hearty batch of new songs slated for their upcoming 2nd album – many of which were road-tested as part of the group's summer and fall Bad Boys of Rock Tour – the determined band has confirmed they will again be working with Extreme Behavior helmsman Brian Howes. Hinder frontman Austin Winkler praised the noted producer as a key figure in capturing Hinder's raucous sound: "He knows our strengths and works very, very well with everyone in the band."
As for what fans can expect on the upcoming album, Winkler says they won't be Disappointed. " I actually believe we're ahead of the game on this one because of all the great experiences we've gone through as a band. It's been quite a rollercoaster ride. We've grown as songwriters and have learned so much."
Largely viewed as stadium-rock's new standard bearers, Hinder also blazed new trails in the digital and ringtone arenas, becoming the biggest selling rock artist in the history of the mobile formats, reaching a record breaking 3 million in ringtone sales thanks to their record breaking rock anthem "Lips Of An Angel," the scorching second single from their 2006 debut effort. The multi-format smash seized the #1 spot on both the Top 40 Pop Radio Chart and the Digital Download Chart, putting the Oklahoma fivesome on the top of multiple radio, video and digital charts, including Yahoo, iTunes, Real/Rhapsody and MSN. The epic anthem has been certified by the RIAA as the first and only triple platinum Mastertone in rock music history. The acclaimed newcomers were also featured as a rip-roaring addition to VH1's You Oughta Know series, which profiles essential new artists for music fans via the Cable TV powerhouse and VH1.com.