In The Now magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Austin Winkler of Oklahoma hard rockers HINDER. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
HINDER's fourth album, "Welcome To The Freakshow", was released on December 4, 2012 via Republic Records. The CD was co-produced by HINDER drummer Cody Hanson and Marshall Dutton.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Winkler told Billboard on that a "really dark drug binge" fueled much of his songwriting on "Welcome To The Freakshow". the singer explained to The Pulse Of Radio what his state of mind was during this tough period. "I was in a very, very, very dark addiction, and you can kind of hear the turmoil in my voice and stuff like that," he said. "And, you know, as soon as we got the record done I went into treatment to get help, and it's interesting to go back and listen to it now."
Winkler told Billboard that he entered rehab as soon as the record was finished. The album follows 2010's "All American Nightmare".
The first single, "Save Me", touches on Winkler's struggle, with him saying, "I had a really nasty attitude in that song, but I had a blast singing and recording it. I think it's our heaviest single yet, and we're getting a pretty good response."
The vocalist called the new disc "really diverse," adding that "it's going to surprise a lot of people."
"Welcome to The Freakshow" track listing:
01. Save Me
02. Ladies Come First
03. Should Have Known Better
05. Talk To Me
06. Get Me Away From You
07. Is It Just Me
08. I Don't Wanna Believe
09. See You In Hell
10. Anyone But You
11. Wanna Be Rich