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Job For A Cowboy

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Unfurling a Darkened Gospel
  3.   Entombment of a Machine
  4.   Regurgitated Disinformation
  5.   Sun of Nihility
  6.   The Stone Cross
  7.   Martyrdom Unsealed
  8.   Lords of Chaos
  9.   To Detonate and Exterminate
  10.   Constitutional Masturbation
  11.   Tongueless and Bound
  12.   Misery Reformatory
  13.   March to Global Enslavement
  14.   The Celestial Antidote
  15.   Knee Deep
  16.   Execution Parade
  17.   Catharsis for the Buried
  18.   Buried Monuments
  19.   Encircled By Mirrors
  20.   Signature of Starving Power
  21.   Plastic Idols
  22.   Tarnished Gluttony
  23.   Fearmonger
  24.   The Manipulation Stream
  25.   Nourishment Through Bloodshed
  26.   Children of Deceit
  27.   Butchering the Enlightened
  28.   [Untitled]
  29.   Altered from Catechization
  30.   Embedded
  31.   Strings of Hypocrisy
  32.   Blasphemy
  33.   Coalescing Prophecy
  34.   Bearing the Serpents Lamb
  35.   Suspended by the Throat
  36.   The Divine Falsehood
  37.   Eating the Visions of God
  38.   Ruination
  39.   Relinquished
  40.   Black Discharge
  41.   Summon the Hounds
  42.   Reduced to Mere Filth
  43.   Upheaval
  44.   The Rising Tide
  45.   The Deity Misconception
  46.   Imperium Wolves
  47.   A Global Shift
  48.   Worming Nightfall
  49.   Psychological Immorality
  50.   The Matter of Splatter
  51.   The Synthetic Sea by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher

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