CINDER ROAD knows how to push the right buttons and tug on the heartstrings to win over the masses. Playing their radio friendly collection of songs equally matched by their charismatic chemistry, this band merges old school rock sensibility with a modern, pop metal approach - underscored by a unique flavor of attitude and presence reminiscent of the 80s arena rock era. Neighbors Mike Ruocco and Chris Shucosky formed the band as kids, taking the name of their own street as soon as they learned how to play.
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Cinder Road is an American rock band from Lutherville, Maryland, United States. Formerly known as Plunge, the band changed their name to Cinder Road. The band took their name from the street where they grew up. Cinder Road features frontman/vocalist/guitarist Mike Ruocco, guitarist Chris Shucosky, guitarist Pat Dement, and drummer Jordan Young.
The band toured up and down the eastern seaboard from Canada to Key West and oversea trips to Southeast Asia playing shows for the Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) network in Japan, Korea, Guam, as well as other remote areas such as Greenland and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
After catching the attention of Union Entertainment Group, the management team behind Nickelback, Cinder Road signed with EMI. The band has worked closely with producer Marti Fredriksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne) on Superhuman, their most recent album which was released in June 2007.
In early 2007 Cinder Road began a four-month tour with Chris Daughtry. Subsequently, the band has toured with Alice Cooper, Candlebox, Sick Puppies, Hurt, Kiss, Red, and Puddle of Mudd. They spent part of July 2008 playing on Vans Warped Tour.