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. They soon began touring as a cover band in high school, says Mike, the lead singer, "We sometimes played as many as six shows a week in high school, playing colleges, clubs, parties or any other gig we could get. We'd be falling asleep in class from all the touring."
Soon the seasoning at such a young age paid off, when the band caught the attention of Union Entertainment Group, the management team behind multi-platinum selling Canadian Band Nickleback. CINDER ROAD soon found themselves in the studio with veteran producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Ozzy Ozbourne) and the debut album, SUPERHUMAN, was born. "We pinch ourselves every day. It's been a dream come true," says Ruocco.
The CD is a mix of High-octane rockers and heartfelt ballads that, according to Ruocco, "Create an experience running the gamut of emotions." The 11 tracks on SUPERHUMAN are definitely staggering in their passionate range. Ruocco maintains a simple philosophy when it comes to music. "Each song is an extension of my emotions. They're like my children."
Whatever lies in their future, CINDER ROAD has set their sites high. That is, if the band's frontman has anything to say about it. "People go to rock shows to be entertained. They don't want to hear about politics or look at some depressed kid in a dirty T-shirt. We need to change that. Remember the big arena rock shows? The days of pyro, big light shows, huge stages, ramps, swings, and all that crazy stuff? We want to bring that back."
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Cinder Road is a rock band from Lutherville, MD. 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
Cinder Road's 1st single, "Get In Get Out" peaked in the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks at number 31. The song also had a 14 week run at #1 on the Sirius Radio Octane Countdown.