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Glendale, Phoenix AZ, United States (2003 – present)

Job for a Cowboy is an American / band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, 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. The second album, 2009’s Ruination, sold 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week to debut at position No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band comprises vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and drummer Jon “The Charn” Rice, with Davy being the only remaining founding member.

The band has played in international music festivals, including Download Festival, Mayhem Festival and Wacken Open Air.

Job for a Cowboy started as a deathcore group, and evolved into a predominantly death metal sound with their full-length debut Genesis. They have been described by The New York Times as “an Arizona band with a guttural, brute-force sound descended (indirectly) from hardcore punk” and “straightforwardly brutal act” by Rolling Stone magazine.

At the beginning of 2011, the band started work on an EP which was recorded in February at the Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof. Just before the recording process began, bassist Brent Riggs and guitarist Bobby Thompson departed from the band and were replaced by Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage and Tony Sannicandro, respectively. On April 13, 2011, a video appeared on the internet of drummer Jon Rice performing a new song in the studio. Job for a Cowboy issued their new EP on June 7, 2011, entitled Gloom, which was only made available for purchase through mail order and digital download.


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  • xVictimOfADownx

    Yup, grew up on the Doom EP and Demo. Day In Black is still one of their best songs in my opinion.

    22 Apr 12:41am Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    Does anyone here ever listen to their first demo?

    20 Apr 7:56pm Reply
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    10 Apr 4:13am Reply
  • Fkod

    Entombment of a Machine top track... to me it kinda says it all about their boring-as-fuck post-Doom "we're a real death metal band" stuff. I mean weren't there enough brutal death bands without them? AArrgh I'm just pissed off they didn't keep on playing the way they started.

    28 Mar 9:21pm Reply
  • Considerables

    This is the most influential Deathcore band because the Doom EP is what influenced the hordes of bands that came after them(Carnifex, Whitechapel, I Declare War). All of those three bands(which are some of the biggest Deathcore bands ever) directly copied that sound, and even the aesthetic of that band at the time, moreso than Deathcore bands that already had albums out prior to the release of Doom such as Animosity, The Red Chord and Despised Icon.

    25 Mar 5:38pm Reply
  • lacg0293

    Demonocracy is their best by far. Having Cephalic Carnage's bass player in their lineup sure helped a lot.

    16 Mar 6:41pm Reply
  • sunjay140

    Job For A Swaggot.

    8 Mar 9:18pm Reply
  • IBlackened

    If Origin isn't complex and intense enough try Brain Drill first album.

    3 Mar 4:55pm Reply
  • s_mars

    total shit

    20 Feb 11:01am Reply
  • JfaFC

    anyone knows any alternative band for JFAC? origin is not bad though. however i want more complex and intense musics like jfac. ty.

    18 Feb 1:16pm Reply
  • lord_sval

    I hope they return to the approach of Ruination, Demonocracy was strange and a bit 'technical for no reason'

    9 Feb 12:09pm Reply
  • Trash73

    @Sixers-kun: 6 year old jokes are no longer funny.

    29 Jan 5:54pm Reply
  • AllenwearsDC

    15 Jan 8:53pm Reply
  • Luchiq

    I don't like Genesis. Boring as shit. Ruination and Demonocracy are incredible though. [2]

    11 Jan 9:43pm Reply
  • Sixers-kun

    Job for a Cowboy. More like Blowjob for a Cowboy, amirite?

    11 Jan 5:04pm Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    I don't like Genesis. Boring as shit. Ruination and Demonocracy are incredible though.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    Doom EP is overrated

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Registeel

    You assume I made that shout because of you... silly bobo

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bobo9390

    v like I said in an earlier shout, Doom was a monumental deathcore release. One of the albums that exposed a mainstream audience to the genre. It will probably always be their most popular album, though the death metal stuff is great too.

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Registeel

    The Doom E.P. was the only deathcore related material these guys made, mainly because they were all like 17 years old when they made it. They matured on Genesis and went for more of a Death Metal approach, the opposite for Carnifex lol. The Doom EP is severely overated for deathcore charts, seeing how it is the only deathcore type music they ever made, yet people classify all their material as deathcore.

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
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