Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, guitarist Joe 'Blower' Garvey, and singer Austin Winkler. 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 and began performing at an Oklahoma City club called The Blue Note, building a local fan base. The group's first release, an EP entitled “Far From Close” was in 2003 on the independent label Brickden Records. After the release of Far from Close, Hinder was offered record deals by Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records, and Universal Records, eventually signing with Universal Records in 2005. Later that year, they released “Extreme Behaviour”, and the album reached triple-platinum. Following “Far From Close”, the band released “Take It To the Limit” (2008), “All American Nightmare” (2010), and “Welcome to the Freakshow” (2012). Along with studio albums, the band toured with Mötley Crüe, Theory of a Deadman, and Nickelback.