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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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Job For A Cowboy

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
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Job For A Cowboy

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Job For A Cowboy

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

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