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Guitarworld.com has just launched an exclusive video interview with Ravi and Bobby from JOB FOR A COWBOY. Check out the guys discussing their craziest gigs (hint: Germans & beer), why they don't hate SpongeBob Squarepants, their favorite gear and more.
You can watch the video at Guitarworld and check out Guitar World's August issue (on sale June 5), for a JOB FOR A COWBOY set list and pedal board profile.
Fast-rising extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY is set to unveil its long-awaited debut album, entitled "Genesis". The hotly-anticipated release will drop in North America this coming Tuesday, May 15 via Metal Blade Records. The album will see a May 18 release in Germany, Austria and Sweden and a European street date of May 21.
JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) blends stunning musicianship and cutting-edge song craft to create the absolute embodiment of modern day extreme music. The Glendale, AZ band, known for their intense songs, explosive live performances and forward thinking vision, recorded "Genesis" at Blue Light Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ with producer Cory Spotts. The album was mixed by Andy Sneap (OPETH, ENTOMBED, MEGADETH). More...
Glendale, AZ extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced a San Antonio record release show to celebrate the arrival of its eagerly anticipated debut album, "GENESIS". The event is scheduled for the evening of May 15, 2007 at local hard rock venue The White Rabbit.
Sponsored by San Antonio area HOT TOPIC locations, the record release show will spotlight one of heavy music's fastest rising young bands in JOB FOR A COWBOY. The band has come to regard San Antonio as a "home away from home" recently, as support for JFAC in the city has been second to none over the course of past tour visits. San Antonio metal fans flooded the White Rabbit on the band's last visit to town, easily selling out the 1000 seat venue.
Additionally, the band has announced that an exclusive month-long pre-order package has been made available at all area HOT TOPIC locations to fans that secure their copy of "GENESIS" prior to its May 15 street date. The JOB FOR A COWBOY pre-order "bundle" includes the band's full-length debut CD and a JFAC T-shirt -- exclusive to this promotion -- for only twenty dollars. Adding to the special package, the first 500 JOB FOR A COWBOY fans to pre-order the "GENESIS" bundle will receive a free ticket to the record release show.
JOB FOR A COWBOY, who toured the world in 2006 in support of their wildly-popular, self-financed "DOOM" EP, recorded "GENESIS" at Blue Light Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ with producer Cory Spotts. The album was mixed by the Grammy winning Andy Sneap (OPETH, ENTOMBED, MEGADETH).
The brand new JFAC song "Embedded", as well as a sneak peak at the GENESIS cover artwork can be found on the band's MySpace page.
JOB FOR A COWBOY: SAN ANTONIO "GENESIS" RECORD RELEASE SHOW:
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
@ The White Rabbit
2410 N Saint Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
You can check out a media player featuring two new songs from Arizona-based deathcore act JOB FOR A COWBOY online here. The tracks come off the band’s upcoming new album, Genesis, which will be released on May 15 through Metal Blade Records.
Thirteen more bands have now been announced for the UK's Download Festival. The Download 2007 line-up is now as follows:
Friday 8 June
My Chemical Romance
From Autumn To Ashes
Job For A Cowboy
I Was A Cub Scout
This Et Al
Drive By Argument
Saturday 9 June
Shadows Fall will be joining the Sounds of the Underground Tour this summer alongside GWAR, Chimaira, Job For A Cowboy, and Every Time I Die.
Vocalist Brian Fair had this to say about the tour:
“It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in Shadows Fall, and we couldn't be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, Chimiara and Gwar, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summer’s most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of Shadows Fall up to our new album THREADS OF LIFE and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sun screen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock ‘cuz the SHADS are coming back to town.”
Once again, here are the latest Sounds of the Underground 2007 tour dates: More...
Fast-rising extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced both North American and United Kingdom festival dates in support of their eagerly anticipated debut album, "GENESIS". The band, known for their punishing songs, explosive live performances and forward thinking vision, will release "GENESIS" on May 15 via Metal Blade Records.
JOB FOR A COWBOY will perform amongst the featured artists at England's massive Download Festival, set to take place June 8, 9 and 10. JFAC have been added to the three day festival amongst a hot list of artists that includes Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue, Shadows Fall, Turbonegro, Velvet Revolver and Wolfmother. The Download Festival is a three day music fest held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest).
Furthermore, JOB FOR A COWBOY will perform live as part of the 2007 "Sounds of the Underground" tour, set to launch Friday, July 6 in Dallas, TX. The band joins the third installment of the cutting edge annual trek alongside Every Time I Die, Amon Amarth, Darkest Hour, Goatwhore, The Number Twelve Looks Like You and more.
JOB FOR A COWBOY, who toured the world in 2006 in support of their wildly-popular, self-financed "DOOM" EP, recorded "GENESIS" at Blue Light Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ with producer Cory Spotts. The album was mixed by the Grammy winning Andy Sneap (OPETH, ENTOMBED, MEGADETH). Anticipation for "GENESIS" is such that the band has already been named one of "Metal's Most Important Troops for 2007" by Metal Hammer, one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands of 2007", one of Alternative Press' 2007 "Bands You Need to Know" and one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year".
On the topic of the new album, JOB FOR A COWBOY guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju comments, "Genesis is a record that we as a band needed to fulfill. We wrote an album that we wanted to play live well into the distant future. If there is one word to describe our new record, it is "aggressive". We want this album to have a certain effect on the listener. I am happy with what we have achieved, and I hope our fans appreciate it too."
Vocalist Jonny Davy states, "We wrote the material that became the "Doom" EP at a very young age and the sound of this upcoming record is a much different one than anything we've done before. We're anxious for its release and we hope everyone who hears it will enjoy."
The final track listing for GENESIS is as follows:
1. Bearing The Serpent's Lamb
2. Reduced to Mere Filth
3. Altered From Catechization
6. Strings of Hypocrisy
7. Martyrdom Unsealed
9. The Divine Falsehood
10. Coalescing Prophecy
CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter announced from the stage at the band's concert in Chicago Sunday night (April 8) that they will take part in the third annual Sounds of the Underground tour, set to take place this summer. As previously reported, GWAR has been confirmed as the headliner of this year's event, according to a posting on the group's web site. Other acts that are rumored to be playing the festival include SHADOWS FALL, JOB FOR A COWBOY and EVERY TIME I DIE. An official announcement regarding this summer's lineup is expected soon.
The second annual Sounds of the Underground tour featured performances by AS I LAY DYING, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, GWAR, TERROR, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEHEMOTH, THE CHARIOT and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, among others.
The Sounds of the Underground organizers took a different approach to last summer's festival by keeping the number of bands on the bill down and extending the length of set times. In 2005 most bands got no more than 30 minutes to play.
UNEARTH were the main attraction at last week's Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres launch party in Austin TX.
UNEARTH have recorded the song "THE CHOSEN" for the forthcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force feature film, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters ( in theaters on 4/13/2007) and the accompanying soundtrack Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon The Soundtrack (in stores on 4/10/2007).
Straight after their stint in Austin, TX, the band headed to Europe to join forces with DAATH, DESPISED ICON, and Metal Blade Record's newest member to the family, JOB FOR A COWBOY on a tour that will lead into late April.
"We are all eager as fuck to headline the UK and Europe for the first time. We have done some amazing European tours before, but it will feel damn good to play a full set and put on our show for our friends overseas" says vocalist, Trevor Phipps "We are hitting up some smaller venues, most without barricades, so we can bring a real Unearth show to the people. We hand picked Job For a Cowboy, Despised Icon and Daath to make sure the entire bill was one that will keep the crowds looking over their shoulders at all times!"
UNEARTH will then make their way back to the US for the highly anticipated tour with DIMMU BORGIR, DEVILDRIVER and KATAKLYSM.
"After the headlining run we come right back home for a North American tour with Dimmu Borgir, Devildriver and Kataklysm. We haven't hit the road with Dimmu since the 2004 Ozzfest, so it will be good to get out there and do it again in a club setting. Devil Driver is always a great band to share the stage with and Kataklysm is one of the best death metal bands around today" enthuses Phipps "This tour is going to be an un-fucking-real diverse clash of heavy music... good times ahead!"
Check out UNEARTH on tour on the following dates: More...
Metal Blade Records has announced the 25th Anniversary Tour with Cannibal Corpse, The Red Chord, Job for a Cowboy and Psyopus. The 25th Anniversary tour begins April 27th in Baltimore, MD continuing through May 5th, and includes the Metal Blade Records 25th Aniiversary Party on Saturday April 28th at this year’s New England Metal Fest in Worcester.
METAL BLADE RECORDS 25th Anniversary Tour dates:
4/27 Balitmore, MD Sonar
4/28 Worcester, MA Palladium 25th Anniversary Party at New England Metal Fest
4/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza w/ special guest Behemoth
4/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
5/01 Millwale, PA Mr. Small’s
5/03 Sauget, IL Pop’s
5/04 Louisville, KY Headliners
5/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Glendale, AZ extreme metal unit Job For A Cowboy has completed work on their highly anticipated full-length debut, entitled Genesis, slated for release on May 15 via Metal Blade Records.
Job For A Cowboy, who toured the world in 2006 in support of their wildly-popular, self-financed "Doom" EP, recorded Genesis at Blue Light Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ with producer Cory Spotts. The album was mixed by the Grammy winning Andy Sneap (Opeth, Entombed).
On the topic of the new album, Job For A Cowboy guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju comments, "Genesis is a record that we as a band needed to fulfill. We wrote an album that we wanted to play live well into the distant future. If there is one word to describe our new record, it is 'aggressive.' We want this album to have a certain effect on the listener. I am happy with what we have achieved, and I hope our fans appreciate it too."
Vocalist Jonny Davy states, "We wrote the material that became the 'Doom' EP at a very young age and the sound of this upcoming record is a much different one than anything we've done before. We're anxious for its release and we hope everyone who hears it will enjoy."
The final track listing for "Genesis" is:
01. Bearing The Serpent's Lamb
02. Reduced to Mere Filth
03. Altered From Catechization
06. Strings of Hypocrisy
07. Martyrdom Unsealed
09. The Divine Falsehood
10. Coalescing Prophecy
The brand new JFAC song "Embedded," as well as a sneak peak at the Genesis cover artwork can be found on the band's Myspace page.
More dates have been released for CANNIBAL CORPSE’s upcoming tour, which is expected to also feature JOB FOR A COWBOY and PSYOPUS:
April 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ The Red Chord
April 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Behemoth, The Red Chord
April 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ The Red Chord
May 3 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 4 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
JOB FOR A COWBOY and DESPISED ICON will be teaming up for the following tour dates:
February 28 - Springfield, MO @ Outlander
March 1 - Cedar Lake, IN @ K of C
March 2 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose
March 3 - London, ON @ Call The Office
March 4 - Hamilton, ON @ Underground
March 5 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
March 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavricks
March 7 - Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
March 8 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Tremplin
March 9 - Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Cafe Rock Le Stage
March 10 - Quebec City, QC @ Anti
March 11 - Rimouski, QC @ Petit Pavillion
March 14 - Charlottetown, PE @ The Arts Guild
March 15 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion (early show)
March 15 - Halilfax, NS @ The Attic (late show)
Job For A Cowboy has announced the latest addition to the line-up, Jon "The Charn" Rice! Jon has been playing drums for about 7 years. After completing a year at Capital's Conservatory of Music, majoring in Music Business with a focus on Percussion, Jon left to pursue a career in music.
JFAC guitarist, Ravi Bhadriraju had this to say about his new band mate:
"Jon's Badass. His demo was awesome and we felt that after meeting and talking to other drummers that his personality fit best with ours. In addition to an awesome drummer, we needed someone who wants what we want and that is to tour as much as possible and he is down with that. We have no plans to stop and I'm glad we get to do that with the comfort of knowing we brought the right dude with us and that he feels the same."
New drummer, Jon agrees:
"For me it's a dream come true. It's one of those things where you take a chance and send a demo over and then your life is changed. I'm really looking forward to living on the road. I've lived in Pittsburgh forever and starting in a few weeks I will be living the dream and seeing the world."
Job For A Cowboy just recently completed work on their Metal Blade Records debut which will be out in the Spring/Summer of 2007. The band is now gearing up for a month long trek with The Acacia Strain, See You Next Tuesday, Daath and label mates PSYOPUS. The tour starts January 12th in Menomonee Falls, WI.
JOB FOR A COWBOY Tour w/ PSYOPUS, The Acacia Strain, Daath, and See You Next Tuesday: More...
Stick To Your Guns recently shifted their line-up a bit. Drummer Casey Lagos has now moved to guitar, while Elliott Sellers (ex-Job For A Cowboy) will now be playing drums. Sellers will make his live debut with the group on the upcoming Terror, All Shall Perish, Warriors, and War Of Ages tour.
Fresh off supporting THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and From A Second Story Window along with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY, Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN has returned home before hitting the road again in January and February. Vocalist Vincent Bennett has offered a bulky band update via the band's MySpace page:
"Hello everyone in heavyland. Vincent here with a large update. We haven't spoken in a while so I figured I'd bring you guys up to speed. The Daniel [Dan Daponde, guitar] has bowed out gracefully. For those of you have been asking about Daniel J. Daponde, here are your answers: due to health problems, Dan has been forced to leave his position as a badass guitar player in The Acacia Strain. We miss him a whole bunch, and we are sure you all do as well. Wish him luck in his future endeavors!"
"We are NOT currently looking for a replacement. Please stop asking. When we do end up looking for another guitarist, we will let you know. For now, here is what you might want to strive for:
1. At LEAST one year of tour experience as a musician
2. Commitment to us and the road, we are never home.
3. A good attitude!
4. Willingness and the ability to write music.
"There is more, but like I said...We aren?t really looking right now. DL [Daniel Laskiewicz] is doing pretty well on his own.
"The tour with Through The Eyes of The Dead, From A Second Story Window, and Light This City was fucking amazing! Thanks to all who came out and had a good time! See you again in January/February! Speaking of which, we are touring in Jan/Feb with Job For A Cowboy, Psyopus, See You Next Tuesday and Daath! DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE SHOWS. It?s going to be bruuuuuutal. See you there!"
Here are The Acacia Strain's upcoming tour dates: More...
Unearth will tour the UK in March with Job For A Cowboy and Despised Icon. Here are the tour dates:
3/20 Exeter @ Lemon Grove
3/21 Nottigham @ Rock City
3/22 Manchester @ Academy 2
3/23 Wolverhampton @ Wolfrun Hall
3/24 London @ Mean Fiddler
3/26 Oxford @ Zodiac
3/27 Glasgow @ Garage
3/28 Stoke @ Sugarmill
3/29 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
3/30 Newport @ TJ's
The final two bands that will be accompanying Job for a Cowboy, Psyopus, and See You Next Tuesday will be Prosthetic Records The Acacia Strain and Roadrunner Records Daath, which features infamous death-metal drummer Kevin Talley. The tour kicks off on January 12th in Menomonee, WI and will end on February 18th in Arlington Heights, IL. With ticket prices between $10 and $12, there is no excuse not to catch what is sure to be one of the most brutal tours out in the underground in early 2007.
Chris from Psyopus had this comment: "The upcoming tour with Job For a Cowboy, The Acacia Strain, Daath and See You Next Tuesday is going to crush for sure, and we hope to see everyone we have met over the last few months at these shows."
Here's what guitarist Ravi has to say: "We are very proud to be a part of this tour. It will come at an exciting time for us as we will be coming out of the studio and going on the road with our friends who happen to be some of our favorite bands. Come out to the shows, support these awesome bands, and have a good time."
In other news, Job for a Cowboy will be entering the studio in December to record their debut release for Metal Blade Records that will hit stores in spring 2007.
Job for a Cowboy have just confirmed an upcoming tour with label-mates Psyopus and Ferret newcomers See You Next Tuesday. The tour kicks off on January 12th in Menomonee, WI and will end on February 18th in Arlington Heights, IL. Tickets will run between $10 and $12. Two more acts will be joining the tour and will be announced in late November.
Here's what guitarist Ravi has to say:
"We are very proud to be a part of this tour. It will come at an exciting time for us as we will be coming out of the studio and going on the road with our friends who happen to be some of our favorite bands. Come out to the shows, support these awesome bands, and have a good time."
In other news, Job for a Cowboy will be entering the studio in December to record their debut release for Metal Blade Records that will hit stores in spring 2007.
Here are the Job For A Cowboy tour dates with Psyopus and See You Next Tuesday: More...
Job For A Cowboy and drummer Elliott Sellers have parted ways. According to the band, "It was a mutual agreement that ended on a good note." Regardless, the Arizona-based group is now seeking a replacement. Candidates must be willing to tour consistently. Here's the official word on trying out:
"Make a video recording of yourself playing 'Entities' along to a metronome. Please do not send your own personal interpretations of the song, the band just wants to make sure you can play what is heard on the CD. The band would also like to see another video of you drumming showcasing whatever you'd like. Once you've done that you can email Job for a Cowboy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would need you to relocate during our writing process. We will provide food, living shelter, and equipment."