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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

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

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