Job For A Cowboy
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Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.
Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...
Just For Fun
In recent months we've been subjected to fart metal and Jewish metal, and now it's time for baby metal (nope, not the Japanese school girl one).
An absolutely nightmare-inducing video is now online from Job For A Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielo's YouTube channel Bassfordays. This time, Revocation's Dave Davidson lends his guitar talent for "Newborns." Experience a jazzy, avant-garde hell below.
"Sun Eater" is the fourth full-length album from Job for a Cowboy, and is scheduled for release via Metal Blade Records worldwide next week on November 11th.
Producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal with "Sun Eater."
Find out how it sounds for yourself via the full stream below. The "Sun Eater" album's track listing is:
1. Eating the Visions of God
2. Sun of Nihility
3. The Stone Cross
4. The Synthetic Sea
5. A Global Shift
6. The Celestial Antidote
7. Encircled by Mirrors
8. Buried Monuments
9. Worming Nightfall More...
Job for a Cowboy today sets loose a third cut from the upcoming "Sun Eater" album.
"The Celestial Antidote" is #6 in the sequence of nine songs on the album. Check out "The Celestial Antidote" below, thanks to MetalInjection.net.
Guitarist Al Glassman discusses the song's significance:
"Bobby Thompson, who left us as a full time member in 2010, continues to remain a part of Job for a Cowboy always, and once again contributed an incredible track to the new record. For those who have heard 'Tarnished Gluttony' (his contribution to the last record), you will not be disappointed with his latest song. It's moody and heavy as hell, and features some of my favorite guitar work on the record on Tony's end. After years of writing with Bobby, I can honestly say that this is his best work yet with JFAC and I hope you guys dig it too!"
The album's track listing is:
1. Eating the Visions of God (streaming here)
2. Sun of Nihility
3. The Stone Cross
4. The Synthetic Sea
5. A Global Shift
6. The Celestial Antidote
7. Encircled by Mirrors
8. Buried Monuments
9. Worming Nightfall More...
Today, Job for a Cowboy unveils a new track from forthcoming album, "Sun Eater." The song is the opening track from the record, and it does so in commanding fashion.
Hear "Eating The Visions Of God" yourself below, thanks Metal Sucks. Metal Blade Records will release the album on November 11th and had to this to say:
"Producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer.
"Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, 'Sun Eater,' does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band." More...
Job For A Cowboy has wrapped up work on music and art on fourth full-length album, "Sun Eater." Metal Blade Records comments:
"Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer.
"Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, 'Sun Eater,' does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band."
Listen to "Sun of Nihility" below and you can pre-order the album now at this location. Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled:
"This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than 'Demonocracy:' focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears."
The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band's sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that "Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song."
"Sun Eater" will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK. More...
Nick Schendzielos, bassist for Job for a Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage, has released his newest video, "Ol Dirty Wizard-1000's Funking Dead Bass Shenanigans."
The video is the first featuring camera work from Matthew Zinke of Matthewknowsphotos, as well as the incredibly surrealistic masks from HyperFlesh's Landon Meier, who's Walter White mask made huge waves at Comic-Con when Bryan Cranston wore the mask unbeknownst to the crowd.
Schendzielos commented, "I'm extremely brammed to release this latest video. Working with Matthew Zinke and Landon Meier has really brought this whole video thing to another level creatively for me. The visual imagery is astonishing and I can't wait for folks to see what we have in store. Some seriously amazing guest musicians are going to featured in the next installments…maybe even the top guitarist in metal? Stay tuned!" More...
Job for a Cowboy is currently writing a fourth full-length album, and the follow-up to 2012's "Demonocracy" album. Last week, it was revealed that the band would be moving forward without long time drummer Jon "Charn" Rice. Rice personally explained the circumstances surrounding his departure:
"As of this past August, I have decided to part ways with Job for a Cowboy. There are a few reasons for this, none of which I'm going to get into. That being said, I have no intentions of stopping touring or playing. I honestly love to tour and play live with new people, so I look forward to playing in new musical arenas in the future. The dudes and I are on very good terms with this and they understand the decision. They have a new record in the making and I'm extremely excited to hear it. Thanks again to everyone."
With a new album in the process of being written and scheduled to be recorded with Jason Suecof this winter, Job for a Cowboy has enlisted the drumming talents of Danny Walker to fill in as the studio drummer. Walker is known for his work in Intronaut, as well as having performed with Exhumed, Jesu, Phobia, Murder Construct, and more.
Danny Walker comments on being a part of the new Job for a Cowboy album: "I'm thrilled to be working with these guys on this record! I look forward to challenging myself and contributing to a fresh and different outlet!" More...
Job for a Cowboy spent the summer on tour throughout North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
After returning home, the band has hunkered down to write a follow-up album to "Demonocracy" (reviewed here).
While Job for a Cowboy demos new material, fans can check out a live drum cam video of "Tarnished Gluttony" live from Mayhem Fest below. Additionally, guitarist Tony Sannicandro is preparing to launch a series of new instructional videos via his youtube channel at this location.
Bassist Nick Schendzielos updates fans: "Mayhem was absolutely phenomenal. We want to send out a huge thanks - from the massive, rabidly energetic crowds every single day (despite the heat!), to John Reese and his amazing production staff, and to all the killer bands and crew we were fortunate enough to party/share the stage with. Now it's time to get knee deep in riff-land to start composing our next full length record which will be coming out in 2014. We have a really exciting concept for the record and we can't wait to share it with you guys! Til then, keep metal as an adjective!"
Schendzielos continues: "And to our German friends - I'm flying out tomorrow to the Warwick Bass Guitar Camp at the Warwick HQ in Markneukirchen. There's an open day where you can come and hang. It's gonna be awesome." More...
Jägermeister has been a proud sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival since its inception and this year is no different.
This year the festival stage is being headlined by Machine Head, a legendary JagerWorld experience, The Metal of Honor Award, the brand’s first-ever Guitar Shred-Meister competition, Celebrity Chef signings, and daily artist signings for those of legal drinking age.
Chef Chris Santos will join the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the remainder of the summer, where he will be taking part in signings at the Jägermeister booth, co-hosting the Shred-Meister competition, cooking Jägermeister-infused recipes at the official after-parties and for artists, and whipping up private meals for the headlining artists.
“I'm beyond excited to be joining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on behalf of Jagermeister and to spread the word about the Jägermeister 'Charred' BBQ Contest happening this summer,” states Santos. “I'll be doing signings daily and roaming the festival all day so if you see me grab me and say hello and we'll chat about Jäger or hit the pit!”
The chef's appearances are all a part of the “Charred, Earn your Place at the Pit” BBQ Competition, a search for the best grill recipes incorporating Jägermeister. The challenge, which kicked off in June, is divided into three categories: Cow, Bird, and Hog, from which Santos selects one winner per category. More...
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce the partnership of iHome and Metal of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of active duty military, veterans, and their families.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has supported Hope For The Warriors and the Pathway Home, both national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the many challenges facing veterans, since their inception.
“Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread,” comment Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman.
As a part of this effort, all ,ilitary personnel will be allowed early entry to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival shows with military I.D. All military veterans are encouraged to go to the Metal of Honor tent, located in the festival area, to obtain a wristband and information on the various charities supporting their needs. More...
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
Hatebreed has now updated its upcoming 2013 tour schedule, including ading the "Divinity Of Purpose 2" tour with Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy, and This Is Hell. The run will be in support of latest album "The Divinity of Purpose," available now.
Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will go on sale Wednesday, February 13th at 12:00 PM at this location. Public on sale begins on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. The band's upcoming tour dates are available below.
The Divinity Of Purpose USA Tour w/ Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist
Feb 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Feb 13 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Feb 14-West Springfield, VA - Empire
Feb 15 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb 16 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Feb 17 - Amityville, NY -Revolution More...
American extreme metallers Job For A Cowboy will return to Europe in March to headline this year's Bonecrusher Fest tour. Comments the band:
"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!"
The tour also features Beneath the Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As They Burn, and Make Them Suffer. More...
Paris modern metal outfit As They Burn, which recently signed to Victory Records, has announced that the band will join Job For A Cowboy, War From A Harlots Mouth, and Beneath the Massacre for the upcoming Bonecrusher Fest. Bonecrusher will take over twenty-seven cities across Europe and the U.K. beginning March 1st, 2013. Dates are available below.
Vocalist Kevin Trevor comments, “JFAC is a band we all really like and we've been following them since the beginning. We'll play all over Europe and in countries we've never been before. We’re very excited to meet new audiences and share our new album, positive vibes, energy and passion with the crowds every night. After this let's hit the USA!”
As They Burn will be also be hitting the road with Betraying the Martyrs next year to support a forthcoming Victory Records’ debut album, due out February 19th. More...
Allegaeon is in the final stages of preparing for a U.S. tour with Job for a Cowboy. In celebration of The End of the World Tour, Allegaeon has partnered with Jackson Guitars and Guitar World to give away a brand new 7-string Jackson Soloist SLATXMGQ3-7. Several runners-up will receive copies of Allegaeon's new album, "Formshifter." Enter to win on GuitarWorld.com and check out the demo video for the Soloist model at Jacksonguitars.com.
Earlier this year, Allegaeon released a DIY video for the song "A Path Disclosed," which can be seen below. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follow:
12/04 Maplewood, MO Jumping Jupiter
12/05 Columbus, OH Kobo w/ I Declare War
with Job for a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War and Legion
12/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
12/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
12/08 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
12/10 Hartford, CT Webster Underground*
12/11 Rockville Center, NY Vibe Lounge*
12/12 Trenton, NJ Championships*
12/13 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
12/14 New York City, NY Knitting Factory
12/15 Worcester, MA Palladium
12/16 Albany, NY Bogie's
12/17 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
12/18 Frederick, MD Café 611
12/19 Owingskille, KY The AG Center w/ I Declare War
12/20 Mishawaka, IN Wander Inn*
12/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom*
12/22 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre*
* headline show not part of JFAC tour More...
Job For A Cowboy has announced that the band will be embarking on a short tour of the northeastern US, with select dates in Canada. Direct support on the tour will come from Cephalic Carnage, with additional supporting acts I Declare War, and Legion, with one more TBA. The tour will begin December 6th and wraps up on December 18th.
Founding member and vocalist Jonny Davy adds: "Hey guys! We're very excited to announce our first headlining run in almost two years! This will be an incredible tour with the lineup we've put together. We have one more special guest to announce as well as a couple more tricks up our sleeve. Do not miss this tour! It's going to be a rager!"
Dates for the tour are as follows: More...
U.S. death metal bulldozer Immolation (which is currently hard at work on the band's next album for Nuclear Blast) will play Hell Inside Festival on October 6th, 2012 in Würzburg, Germany. Tickets are available for pre-sale over at this location. The lineup is:
13:30 - 14:00 DEMOGORGON
14:15 - 14:45 CEREBRAL BORE
15:00 - 15:30 IZEGRIM
15:45 - 16:15 ZOMBIE INC.
16:30 - 17:15 CRIPPER
17:30 - 18:15 REVOCATION
18:30 - 19:15 EVOCATION
19:30 - 20:15 JOB FOR A COWBOY
20:35 - 21:35 ONSLAUGHT
21:55 - 22:55 DYING FETUS
23:30 - 01:00 ARCH ENEMY
01:20 - 02:00 KROW (Aftershow) More...
New footage from Job For A Cowboy’s "Demonocracy" studio sessions is currently available at the band’s official landing page. You can also witness Jon Rice demolish his kit during “Fearmonger” in the player below.
Additionally, Drum Magazine recently caught up with Rice to talk about his natural sounding approach to the record. Read the full story here.
In related news, at the tail end of their Euro trek, Job For A Cowboy will bring on the audio annihilation to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus this October. In the meantime, the band is still ravaging stages across North America on the final days of the Summer Slaughter Tour. See remaining tour dates below.
Summer Slaughter Festival 2012
8/24/2012 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
8/25/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
w/ Between The Buried And Me, Periphery
08/27/2012 The rock - Tucson , AZ
08/29/2012 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
08/30/2012 Remintons - Springfield, MI
Russia/Ukraine/Belarus Tour 2012
10/16/2012 Bingo - Kiev, UA
10/17/2012 Re:Public - Minsk, BY
10/19/2012 A2 - Saint Petersburg, RU
10/20/2012 KKZ Moskva - Moscow, RU
10/22/2012 VARITE - Saratov, RU
10/23/2012 Zvezda Club - Samara, RU
10/25/2012 Premio - Nizhniy Novgorod, RU More...
Job For A Cowboy has released a new music video for the song "Tarnished Gluttony" via Bloody-Disgusting. Check out the video clip at this location or in the player below. "Tarnished Gluttony" comes off the band's new album "Demonocracy" (reviewed here).
Vocalist Jonny Davy comments: "'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."
Director Michael 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." More...