Job For A Cowboy
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On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.
Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
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Metal Blade Records has posted a video clip online of various metal musicians interviewing the booth babes at the 2010 NAMM convention. The video clip, which can be viewed below, features Jon "Charn" Rice from Job For A Cowboy, Greg Weeks from The Red Chord, Jeff Paulick from Lazarus A.D., Frank Bello from Anthrax, and more.
The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.
The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Behemoth and Job For A Cowboy has announced a few Japanese tour dates with Revocation The dates are as follows:
04/05 - Osaka, Japan Shinsaibashi - Club Quattro
04/06 - Nagoya, Japan Nagoya - Club Quattro
04/07 - Tokyo, Japan Shibuya - Club Quattro
BEHEMOTH has released a schedule for their planned Australian tour. The tour will kick off in Capitol, Perth on April 12th. Also on the tour bill are bands JOB FOR A COWBOY and GOATWHORE. More...
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following road report:
"Charn from Job for a Cowboy here checking in and filling everyone in on what's shaking in the Job for a Cowboy camp these day. Quite a lot has been happening with us these days, what with touring with Lamb of God, Gwar, and the Red Chord along with a seemingly endless run of bad luck with our transportation, which I will get to later.
"Anyway, lets start off with a positive note. We were lucky enough to have all of our family issues resolved by October 26th and came back on tour with our first show being in Buffalo, NY. Super excited about being there a day early we decided to go to the place where Buffalo Wings supposedly originated a restaurant/bar called the Anchor Bar. Needless to say the food was delicious, the beer was flowing and the flat screen televisions were aplenty. After Al, Thomas (our bus driver) and myself ate there when we arrived in buffalo at the bus station we were off to pick up the rest of the fellows at the airport after they had had numerous flight delays and other things setting them back from entering blustery northeastern New York. With them on the bus we decided to park by the venue and head back down to the Anchor Bar to chow down for one last time that evening. With the exception of a very drunk man yelling at the Phillies on the television and ranting about the Yankees everything was going swimmingly until an obviously drunk man and his wife entered the bar. This is when things got awkward. More...
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following statement about experiencing vehicle problems in Canada:
"We just got back into the states after a few days up in Canada that were INSANE. Our bus broke down leaving us pretty much stranded on the side of the road with no hope of getting to the shows in Toronto and Montreal. Shit outta luck our Tour Manager called the guys in Protest the Hero who came and picked us up and took us and our trailer to the shows. Fuck yeah Protest the Hero, thanks for the rescue! We are stoked to be back in the states for a little bit and especially stoked to be heading towards Texas where the weather is warm and the beers and BBQ are never-ending. See you on the road!"
August Burns Red have announced that they will be supporting Lamb of God on tour in 2010. The other supporting acts are Job For a Cowboy and Between the Buried and Me. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
2/9 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
2/10 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
2/11 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
2/12 - Manchester, UK - Academy
2/13 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
2/15 - Paris, France - Batclan
2/16 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
2/17 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
2/18 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
2/19 - Stuttgart, Germany - Zapata
2/21 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
2/22 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
2/23 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
2/25 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
2/26 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
2/27 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
2/28 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
3/2 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/3 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
3/4 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
3/5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben Arena
3/6 - Umea, Sweden - House of Metal Festival
3/8 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Cultre
3/10 - Oslo, Norway - Centrum Scene
3/11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tragarn
3/12 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Job For A Cowboy have announced that they will be dropping off more tour dates from their current tour with GWAR and Lamb of God due to a family emergency. The dates that Job For A Cowboy will be missing are as follows:
October 8 Wichita, KS The Cotillion (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 9 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 10 Fargo, ND The Venue @ Playmakers (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 14 Sauget, IL Pop’s (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 15 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 16 Knoxville, TN Valarium (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 17 Detroit, MI Harpo’s (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 18 Cleveland, OH House of Blues (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 20 Norfolk, VA The NorVa (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 21 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 23 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 24 Elmira, NY First Arena (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 25 London, ONT John Labatt Centre (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
Job For a Cowboy has announced that they will be canceling several upcoming tour dates due to a family emergency. The canceled dates are as follows:
10/2-Jacksonville FL @ Plush
10/3-Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
10/4-Ybor City@ Te Ritz Ybor
10/5-Orlando FL @ HOB
Job For A Cowboy is on the hunt for their biggest Canadian fan. If that sounds like you, a contest being put forth by JFAC and their label, Metal Blade Records, that might strike your interest - and give you the opportunity to win a prize pack that includes a "Ruination" CD, a signed limited edition booklet from the band, JFAC stickers, posters and two tickets to the concert stop nearest your hometown. More...
Job For A Cowboy has announced the following European tour dates alongside Lamb of God:
2/9 2010 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
2/10 2010 - Newcastle (UK) - Academy
2/11 2010 - Glasgow (UK) - Barrowlands
2/12 2010 - Manchester (UK) - Academy
2/13 2010 - London (UK) - Brixton Academy
2/15 2010 - Paris (France) - Batclan
2/16 2010 - Brussels (Belgium) - AB
2/17 2010 - Amsterdam (Holland) - Melkweg
2/18 2010 - Koln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
2/19 2010 - Stuttguart (Germany) - Zapata
2/21 2010 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon
2/22 2010 - Milan (Italy) - Alcatraz
2/23 2010 - Rome (Italy) - Alpheus
2/25 2010 - Vienna (Austria) - Arena
2/26 2010 - Zurich (Switzerland) - Volkshaus
2/27 2010 - Munich (Germany) - Backstage Werk
2/28 2010 - Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
3/2 2010 - Berlin (Germany) - Columbia Club
3/3 2010 - Hamburg (Germany) - Grosse Freiheit
3/4 2010 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Vega
3/5 2010 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Klubben Arena
3/6 2010 - Umea (Sweden) - House of Metal Festival
3/8 2010 - Helsinki (Finland) - House of Cultre
3/10 2010 - Oslo (Norway) - Centrum Scene
3/11 2010 - Gothenburg (Sweden) - Tragarn
3/12 2010 - Lund (Sweden) - Mejeriet
Boston Massachusetts metal band THE RED CHORD is gearing up for the release of their fourth full length album, entitled "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," due out on October 27th in the US through Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie comments on the band’s new album "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," "We spent the last year working hard on this one and we're excited for everyone to finally hear it. It's a lot faster and, in my opinion, more straight forward in a structural sense. We're really happy with the great work Jonny Fay and Zeuss did too. It's not a concept record, but there are some loose conceptual elements to it: hygienic obsession, delusional compound-dwellers and Maniac Mansion. Get ready to make fun of us on the internet!" More...
Job For A Cowboy has updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following dates:
10/25 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre (w/ Lamb Of God and GWAR)
10/29 – Halifax, NS @ Cunard Center (w/ Lamb Of God and GWAR)
10/30 – Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum (w/ Lamb Of God and GWAR)
11/01 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (w/ GWAR and The Red Chord)
11/02 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (w/ GWAR and The Red Chord)
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following update about seeking fan questions to answer online:
"Send us questions about anything you want to know about; the band, touring, recording, relationships, world news, used cars or how to train your pet! We’ll choose the TOP TEN questions which will be answered via video ONLINE for all the world to see!
"Send your QUESTIONS TO: email@example.com
"Please include the following QUESTION: NAME: ADDRESS: SHIRT SIZE:"
The play list for tonight's MTV2 Headbangers Ball, which airs at 2AM EDT, will be as follows:
Hatebreed – “Thirsty and Miserable”
Lamb of God – “Set To Fail”
Mastodon – “Oblivion”
Clutch – “50000 Unstoppable Watts”
Rob Zombie – “American Witch”
DevilDriver – “Pray For Villains”
Job For A Cowboy – “Unfurling A Darkened Gospel”
Gallows – “Vulture Act II”
On September 14th, Lamb of God will commence the fall Wrath tour in the United States and Canada, combining 25 support shows with Metallica, with 25 headline shows with special guests Gwar and Job For A Cowboy. The tour will end at Madison Square Garden on November 15th. This will be Lamb of God's third tour with Metallica after a three-week run last December in the US and a seven-week tour throughout Europe this summer.
"Wrath" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard chart and is on target to be the bands biggest worldwide selling record. The CD debuted at number 1 in Canada and Canadian fans will get multiple opportunities to see the band on the fall tour.
Here are the fall Lamb of God tour dates: More...
In a recent interview with UltimateGuitar.com, Job For A Cowboy front man Jonny Davy commented on albums leaking early and his own music downloading habits. An excerpt from the interview is below.
UG: Are you annoyed that 'Ruination' has been leaked through the internet?
Jonny Davy: Leaking happens, so 'Ruination' being leaked is no biggie. I'm an illegal downloader myself, so I can't blame anyone.
UG: Do you endorse illegal downloading then, since you're an illegal downloader?
Jonny Davy: I wouldn't say I endorse illegal downloading. I don't really think illegal downloading affects things too much, especially when you're an underground metal band. Downloading, and finding ways to get albums heard, is almost like the new era of tape trading. I can't complain - I definitely do it myself.
Read the full article at Ultimate Guitar.