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After selling millions of albums with Extreme Behavior and Take It To The Limit, touring the world for five years and living large, the rowdy Oklahoma boys in Hinder faced the reality of a subdued life at home. They had a new album to finish and also needed to adjust to a civilian existence after an endless party. It was more of a startling transition than they expected, but it also gave them some time to contemplate their lives and what the future may hold. The result of all that soul searching comes in the form of their latest hard rock gem, All American Nightmare. The most striking reflection of their situation is the song "What Ya Gonna Do," which asks the question without providing a clear-cut answer. "It's not about an answer, it's about how everybody interprets it," explains singer Austin Winkler. "That song is really personal and hits home with me because we are out on the road [a lot], and partying eventually does get old. You grow up and have to deal with reality. Whenever you step on a tour bus it's a fantasy world. That song came from touring nonstop for five years and then taking eight months off and adjusting to life in general. This isn't going to last forever. The Hinder gang -- Winker, Hanson, bassist Mike Rodden and guitarists Joe Garvey and Mike King -- is facing a time of transition. Now in their late twenties, they are on the cusp of growing up, so to speak, and wondering how that growth spurt will change them. But they haven't gotten all serious and somber. All American Nightmare is still ripe with the bluesy, gritty hard rock that they have made their name on -- in fact, it features some of their heaviest music yet! And so the story continues…For more information, visit www.hindermusic.com
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