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Job For A Cowboy

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Unleashing a relentless fusion of hardcore and death metal with the precision guitar attack of progressive metal, Job for a Cowboy was formed in Glendale, Arizona in 2002. The group was founded by vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Ravi Bhadriraju and Andrew Arcurio, bassist Chad Staples, and drummer Andy Rysdam, and the band cut their first demo CD in 2004. Later that year, Staples and Rysdam left Job for a Cowboy, with Brent Riggs and Elliott Sellers stepping in as bassist and drummer, respectively. In 2005, the band recorded a six-song EP, Doom, which attracted the attention of Arizona independent label King of the Monsters, who distributed the disc after an initial self-released pressing by the band. Doom earned a potent buzz in metal circles, enhanced by extensive touring, and Metal Blade signed the band in 2006, reissuing Doom with a bonus track. Also in 2006, Arcurio dropped out of Job for a Cowboy, and new guitarist Bobby Thompson joined the group. While Job for a Cowboy were writing material for their first full-length album, Sellers left the band, and Jon "The Charm" Rice became their new percussionist. Recorded between road trips with producer Andy Sneap at the controls, the group's first album, Genesis, was released in May 2007 by Metal Blade. Ravi Bhadriraju left the group the following year to focus on his medical studies, and was replaced by Despised Icon guitarist Al Glassman, who made his studio debut (along with Jon Rice) on 2009's Ruination. More personnel shifts followed in 2011 with the departures of bassist Brent Riggs and guitarist Bobby Thompson, who were replaced by Nick Schendzielos (Cephalic Carnage) and Tony Sannicandro, both of whom appeared on that year's digital-only Gloom EP, and on the band's 2012 long-player Demonocracy. Rice left the fold in 2013, leaving drumming duties for the band's fourth full-length album to session drummer Danny Walker. The resulting Sun Eater arrived the following year. ~ Mark Deming
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  2.   Entombment of a Machine
  3.   Unfurling a Darkened Gospel
  4.   Regurgitated Disinformation
  5.   Sun of Nihility
  6.   Martyrdom Unsealed
  7.   The Stone Cross
  8.   Lords of Chaos
  9.   To Detonate and Exterminate
  10.   The Deity Misconception
  11.   Misery Reformatory
  12.   Embedded
  13.   Altered from Catechization
  14.   Strings of Hypocrisy
  15.   Tarnished Gluttony
  16.   Fearmonger
  17.   Psychological Immorality
  18.   Knee Deep
  19.   A Global Shift
  20.   The Synthetic Sea by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher
  21.   Tongueless and Bound
  22.   Imperium Wolves
  23.   March to Global Enslavement
  24.   Reduced to Mere Filth
  25.   The Divine Falsehood
  26.   Suspended by the Throat
  27.   Buried Monuments
  28.   Eating the Visions of God
  29.   Signature of Starving Power
  30.   Nourishment Through Bloodshed
  31.   Children of Deceit
  32.   The Matter of Splatter
  33.   Constitutional Masturbation
  34.   Coalescing Prophecy
  35.   Upheaval
  36.   Encircled By Mirrors
  37.   Execution Parade
  38.   Bearing the Serpents Lamb
  39.   Butchering the Enlightened
  40.   Catharsis for the Buried
  41.   The Celestial Antidote
  42.   Blasphemy
  43.   The Rising Tide
  44.   Worming Nightfall
  45.   [Untitled]
  46.   Summon the Hounds
  47.   The Manipulation Stream
  48.   Ruination
  49.   Black Discharge
  50.   Relinquished
  51.   Plastic Idols

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