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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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Job For A Cowboy

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
    4 songs

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

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