Job For A Cowboy, an Extreme metal unit from Arizona, provides the latest news. Those who are currently busy making a new album are reportedly just putting the final touches on their latest studio album. Yep, if you followed Job For A Cowboy, you must have been really waiting for their fifth album.
On January 1, 2023, producer Jason Suecof, who has also worked with big bands such as Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Whitechapel, and Devildriver, made an announcement on his Instagram account.
He wrote that the vocal take for the Job For A Cowboy album was finished after going through a long process. He also wished him a happy new year along with the announcement.
Now, Job For A Cowboy is reportedly working on a follow-up to their last album, Sun Eater, which was released back in 2014. At least for the last two years, with drummer Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals As Leaders) taking part since last August 2020. At that time, Sun Eater’s album was released through Metal Blade Records.
Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof’s first collaboration with Job For A Cowboy occurred on his 2009 album Ruination. Now, they are working together again for the album that their fans have been waiting for.
Back in September 2020, Job For A Cowboy frontman Jonny Davy explained to MetalSucks what he and his bandmates have been doing for the past decade. In the interview, he said: “Tony [Sannicandro], the guitar player, is working on his medical degree. Some of the guys in the band went back to school, and I went back to college to work on my computer programming degree.”
He added: “I got married, I had kids, so that put a lot of things on hold. That was probably the biggest burden, on my part. I know a lot of people wanted to tour, but around that time my wife got pregnant so that put things off.”
Job For A Cowboy who has completed sessions for their new album was produced by Jason Suecof for all the newest material on the album. The collaboration between the two occurred when Jason Suecof also played on the song Sun Of Nihility which was included on the Sun Eater album.
Apart from explaining the reasons for the long break, Jonny Davy also said that he had formed a new band called Serpent Of Gnosis with guitarists Job For A Cowboy, Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro. The band was also fronted by The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Max Lavelle and Deeds of Flesh drummer Darren Cesca. However, it was this side project that inspired Job For A Cowboy to start thinking about new material.
“We talked about [JFAC] here and there [before then] but I think once we got some groove back [with Serpent], we’d be excited to do another [JFAC] record,” he said.
For those of you who don’t know who Job For A Cowboy is, they are an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. This band was formed in 2003 ago. The band consists of vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, and bassist Nick Schendzielos. Davy is the only remaining founding member.
The band’s debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No. 54 on the US Billboard 200 and selling 13,000 copies in its first week of release. Job For A Cowboy’s second album, titled Ruination, was released in 2009, selling 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week to debut at No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. Their third album titled Demonocracy was released in 2012 via Metal Blade, as well as their fourth album, Sun Eater, which was released in 2014.
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The band has played in a number of international music festivals, including Sounds of the Underground, Download Festival, Mayhem Festival, Summer Slaughter, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Wacken Open Air.
Job for a Cowboy originally started as a deathcore group, but they changed their style to death metal with the release of their first full-length album, Genesis. The band has also been described as technical death metal. The New York Times described Job for a Cowboy as “a guttural, violent Arizona band descended (indirectly) from hardcore punk.” While Rolling Stone magazine called them “blatant acts of brutality.”
On his fourth full-length album, Sun Eater, Job for a Cowboy began to experiment with a more progressive structure and writing style. The album, entitled “progressive death metal” was praised for its innovative style which is different from the band’s previous albums.
Meanwhile, the main influences of Job for a Cowboy include Nile, Mastodon, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation, Psycroptic, and Misery Index.