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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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Job For A Cowboy

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
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Albums by
Job For A Cowboy

Top Songs by
Job For A Cowboy

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

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