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Album Review: Job for a Cowboy – “Sun Eater”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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Job For A Cowboy‘s Sun Eater is an album saddled with a lot of baggage that manages to be enjoyable if taken on its’ own merits. The deathcore and grind elements of the past are subordinate to a weirder hybrid of technical death and prog, the hype styles of the moment. That said, it would be unfair to call this transition insincere.

The performances from the band and session drummer Danny Walker (Intronaut) are worthy. Bassist Nick Schendzielos instrument is way up in the mix, in a rather startling manner compared to most metal albums. But again, technical death albums (especially by the band Death themselves) tend to emphasize the leads and bass runs more.

Opener “Eating The Visions Of God” is not the band old school fans of JFAC know, but it is good material. The song spirals like an oncoming storm, clouds brimming with menace. It all ends with some very musical bass tapping and atmospheric textures, leading into the dream crawl that is the dark “Sun Of Nihility”. The thing here that is getting me is it feels kind of like JFAC are trying hard to be several other bands in one, even with the Fallujah The Flesh Prevails-esque woman on the cover art holding the band’s traditional skull aloft. Maybe that was a coincidence, but it looks like the Fallujah album art girl just happens to be visiting the world of Job For A Cowboy with ribbons of proggy Born Of Osiris star energy in tow. Anyway, all that aesthetic business aside, the solos on “…Nihility” scorch and Jonny Davy roars as ever. Still, this stuff sounds more studied than unhinged. The execution is flawless, with “The Stone Cross” a particular technical workout sure to blow eardrums and bleed minds.

You can’t fault the band for wanting to grow.But at times these feel more like a showcase for chops than songs. “Embedded” was so strong because it had technique and a sense of pathological fury wed to a palatable arrangement that was still pretty complex. Just sayin’.

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Job For A Cowboy throw a mean curve with “Sun Eater”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM (PST)

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Danny Walker + Job For A Cowboy = pretty cool things. Sun Eater, the forthcoming release from the very popular (and once considered nu-school death/grind band) complicates genres further by sounding not much like Job For A Cowboy, whatever that means. Well, what it actually means on new single “Sun Of Nihility” is some awesome death-laced murk and slower tempos. I for one am all on board. Kudos to the band and their label for letting a potential risk take the music to cool new places. Demonocracy was a great statement of brutality but this taste of Sun Eater has me wanting to eat a whole lot more…er, technical death jam riffs? I dunno.

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Job For A Cowboy headlining Bonecrusher Fest Tour this Spring

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:59 AM (PST)

Arizona death metallers Job For A Cowboy will be going to Europe to headline the Bonecrusher Fest Tour in March 2013. Direct support will come from Beneath The Massacre and War From A Harlot’s Mouth. The band will find additional support from Gorod, As They Burn and Make Them Suffer.

The band had this to say about the upcoming tour: “We are all excited to announce that we will be heading back over to Europe this spring to participate in the Bonecrusher Festival. After some long and hard contemplation (uhh huh huh huh), we decided it would be best to get back over to the lands of beer and honey to throw down with our friends in Beneath the Massacre and cruise around with some other cool bands and try and have a good time. It will be our first time headlining a proper tour overseas in just about 2 years, and we are ready to play some tunes, drink some brews and crush some snacks. Come get your bone crushed with a bunch of bearded dudes on high protein diets playing music way too fast!”

Click here to check out a full list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Music Video: Job For A Cowboy’s “Tarnished Gluttony”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM (PST)

Arizona death metal band Job For A Cowboy have premiered the music video for their song “Tarnished Gluttony” on Bloody Disgusting and you can check it out right here.

The disturbing nine and a half minute clip was directed by Michael Panduro (Saint Vitus, Cephalic Carnage) and comes off the band’s full-length, Demonocracy, which was released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.

Founding frontman Jonny Davey commented on the video: “‘Tarnished Gluttony’ originally runs off the idea of blind faith into our government and monetary system. The director ran with the idea and spliced it with a H.P. Lovecraftian twist. The video streams the fascination of religion and the actions people justify in the name of religion, and this video is a spin on the old biblical tale of Abraham and Isaac, however, set in the world of Lovecraftian mythology. The point is, acting blindly in faith to a Christian deity is just as absurd as worshiping squid like monsters from space who live under the sea.”

Panduro adds: “As a commercial director, I’m a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn’t deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs.”

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Job for a Cowboy temporarily replace bassist

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM (PST)

Arizona death metal band Job for a Cowboy have announced the temporary replacement of current bassist Nick Schendzielos with Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie for the Summer Slaughter trek due to a family emergency.

Job for a Cowboy will be kicking off the Summer Slaughter trek next week with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore. You can read comments by Nick Schendzielos and “Gunface” as well as see the tour dates here.

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Lyric Video: Job for a Cowboy – “Imperium Wolves”

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM (PST)

Everyone’s favorite Arizona-based death metal band Job For A Cowboy has released a new lyric-centric video for “Imperium Wolves” off of their latest album Demonocracy.

Job For A Cowboy have a busy summer ahead. Having recently returned home from the triumphant Metal Alliance with The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, and headliners, Devildriver, the band will bring their ruckus to Japan later this month month and wreak some serious havoc in San Juan, Puerto Rico this June before kicking off the Summer Slaughter Festival 2012 with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed and Cerebral Bore!

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Job For A Cowboy announce Japanese tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM (PST)

Arizona death metallers, Job For A Cowboy, have announced a set of tour dates in Japan. The tour will last from May 18th through May 21st and the band will play in three different cities in support of their new album “Demonocracy.”

To check out the tour dates click here.

The new album was released in April 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

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Album Review: Job for a Cowboy – “Demonacracy”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM (PST)

I’ve been an avid listener of Job For A Cowboy for a while now. I’ve listened to everything they’ve put out there. I recently accepted the challenge of reviewing their latest album. Difficult, because it is at this point where I needed to separate the “fan” from the “reviewer” – quite difficult.

I’ve had Demonacracy in my possession for the last couple of weeks and I find myself speechless. I listened to the album for 4 straight hours the first day I had it and I couldn’t find the proper diction to describe my emotions or thoughts towards the album.

Get the full breakdown here.

Video: Job For A Cowboy – “Demonocracy” in-studio footage

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM (PST)

It looks like Job For A Cowboy have released the first in a series of behind-the-scenes videos documenting the recording of their newest album Demonocracy. It’s always awesome to see your favorite bands act like people and not have to put on an act to seem cool. Surely we can all name a few band’s that succumb to that curse but these Arizona death metallers don’t seem to be among those ranks. Anyways, you can click right here to watch the boys in their natural habitat.

Demonocracy is available right now on Metal Blade Records and has received nothing short of stellar reviews.

By the way, this behind-the-scenes video has come with the promise of an upcoming music video for the single “Imperium Wolves”, so stay tuned for that in the coming days.

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Cover Art Battle: Skin, Flesh, & Innuendos

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Well look at this! We’re on time for once. Shut yer filthy mouth and pay attention. We’ve got some good ones this week… again. Here’s our top nominees for April 10th.

Now go get your hedonistic cretin ass to voting!

***WINNER*** – ETHS – III

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Job For A Cowboy streaming entire Demonocracy Album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM (PST)

Those lovable Arizona death metalers Job For A Cowboy have given you yet another reason to love them by streaming the entire new album Demonocracy. Demonocracy is the bands third studio album and was released via Metal Blade as a follow up to the band 2009 effort Ruination. You can listen to it here.

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Finally!: Job For A Cowboy stream new track

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Happy monday cretins. Here’s some fresh vittles to sink you teeth into from Arizona’s death metal monsters Job For A Cowboy. Imperium Wolves is taken from their upcoming Metal Blade release Demonocracy, which will be available April 10. This release features new personnel: guitarist Tony Sannicandro and bassist Nick Schendzielos. The album was produced by heavy hitter, Jason Suecof.

Click here to check out Imperium Wolves.

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New Music: Job For A Cowboy – “Black Discharge”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM (PST)

Arizona death metal gargantuan Job For A Cowboy have released the next single from their upcoming album.  The song is called “Black Dischargeand comes from the album Demonocracy due out April 10, 2012 on Metal Blade.

The song can be found streaming right here.

For full details on the release as well as the first official single called “Nourishment Through Bloodshed” click here.

Job For A Cowboy are also currently part of the epic Metal Alliance Tour 2012 with such bands as 3 Inches of Blood, Dying Fetus, Wretched, and more.

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Arizona death metal band Job For A Cowboy has released the first of “The Leads Are Weak” video series. This video is the first of a series of instructional video posts featuring guitar wizard Tony Sannicandro. The mini-clips offer playing tips and an up-close look at Sannicandro’s astounding skill and technique.

Clip #1 showcases the solo from “Signature Of Starving Power” off the band’s Gloom EP. Click right here to watch the video.

The band is set to release their new full-length Demonocracy on April 10th via Metal Blade Records.

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Job For A Cowboy announce new album “Demonocracy,” release first single

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:50 AM (PST)

Arizona death metal colossus Job For A Cowboy have announced the release of their new album titled Demonocracy.  The recording is scheduled for an April 10, 2012 release on Metal Blade Records and was produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium).  He is also the producer responsible for the band’s acclaimed 2009 release Ruination.

Metal Blade has released a pretty lengthy statement on the album and its direction.  To read that, see the cover art,  a track listing, AND hear the first single called “Nourishment Through Bloodshed” click here.

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