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Job For A Cowboy Confirmed For Download Festival and Sounds of the Underground 2007

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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
4. Upheaval
5. Embedded
6. Strings of Hypocrisy
7. Martyrdom Unsealed
8. Blasphemy
9. 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.

JOB FOR A COWBOY is currently in the midst of a European tour as direct support to Unearth. Immediately upon the completion of the tour, the band will launch a string of U.S. dates with Darkest Hour, followed by live dates with Cannibal Corpse and The Red Chord. A full listing of upcoming JFAC live dates follows this message.

In addition to Bhadriraju and Davy, JOB FOR A COWBOY features Bobby Thompson (guitar), Brent Riggs (bass) and drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice.

Here are the latest JOB FOR A COWBOY tour dates:

Tour w/ Unearth
4/13 Estragon Bologna, Italy
4/15 Rohstofflager, Zurich
4/16 La Laiterie, Strasbourg

Tour w/ Darkest Hour and Site of Suffering
4/19 Huntington, WV HYAMP Holden Caulfield, no Site of Suffering
4/20 Harrisonburg, VA Guzmans
4/21 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Lounge
4/22 Columbia, SC Headliners
4/24 Lemoyne, PA Champion Ship

4/27 Baltimore, MD Sonar
4/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
4/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
5/01 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's

5/03 Sauget, IL Pop's
5/04 Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall
5/05 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero

* As part of DOWNLOAD Festival (performance dates and stages TBA):
June 8, 9, 10 Donington, UK (w/ Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue, Shadows Fall, Turbonegro, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, etc.

Sounds Of The Underground 2007
7/06 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
7/07 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
7/08 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
7/10 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
7/11 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
7/13 Worcester, MA Palladium
7/14 Sayreville, NY Starland Ballroom Outside
7/15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
7/16 Winston-Salem, NC Millennium Center
7/18 Toronto, ON Koolhaus Complex
7/19 Detroit, MI State Theatre
7/20 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
7/21 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre At Tower City
7/22 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
7/23 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
7/24 Minneapolis, MN Myth
7/27 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall
7/28 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center
7/30 Portland, OR Expo Hall
8/01 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion
8/03 San Jose, CA Events Center @ San Jose Univ.
8/04 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Side Stage
8/05 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
8/06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
8/08 Denver, CO Fillmore

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