Multi-platinum rock group Hinder, who have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles, are back with their fifth full-length album, When The Smoke Clears, coming May 12.
“Hit The Ground,” the first single from the album, marks the video debut for the band’s new frontman, Marshal Dutton. The video was filmed at Chevy Bricktown Events Center in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City and features the guys doing what they do best: living and breathing life on the road.
Anthems such as “Get Stoned” and “Lips Of An Angel” shot Hinder to mega-stardom, establishing them as the next wave in anthemic rock. Now, with over a decade of experience, and having honed their live chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith, and Papa Roach, When The Smoke Clears breathes a new sound into the ever-evolving band.
“We’ve made a really great record,” says drummer Cody Hanson. “Once the fans get a hold of it, they will be very happy with it. This band was built around a strong core of hard work and friendship. Like it or not, we’re going to be around for a long time.”
Hinder released their debut album, Extreme Behavior, in 2005, followed by 2008’s Take It to the Limit, 2010’s All American Nightmare, and 2012’s Welcome to the Freak Show. The songs on their new album run the gamut from rock to subtle country influences to memorable pop hooks — something Hanson is proud of. “We can cross genres whenever we want,” he says. “We don’t want to be a band that can only do that one thing. We have something for everyone. We’ve always been that way. Having the ability to do our own production, having our own studio, gives us a chance to experiment and try new things.”
“Hit the Ground” is a key song on the album. “Through the years, we’ve been known as a party band,” says Hanson. “That is still our thing, but we’ve lived every lyric in this song. We know what it feels like to have our entire world crash down around us. The song shows fans where we were mentally.”
Dutton, a part of the Hinder family since 2009, began co-writing and producing with the band on All American Nightmare. “Marshal has been helping mold the Hinder sound for several years,” says Hanson. “Whenever we’re working together, everything just feels right and it clicks. We couldn’t be happier to finally announce him as an official member.”
Read interviews with Hinder members Cody Hanson, Joe Garvey, and Mark King here: