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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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  • bobo9390

    v Doom EP is pure deathcore. Everything else is death metal.

    18 Jul 8:20am Reply
  • nobledeath

    death metal or goddamned deathcore?

    17 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    "Death Metal for pussies" yeah because your taste in music determines your physical strength! Maybe I should listen to another band instead, then I'll be proper TUFF and STRAWNG

    14 Jul 10:29am Reply
  • bobo9390

    "I remember back when Johnny wore tight blue jeans, a white belt, and asked his band mates how his hair looked way back at a Havasu show they played. They were trendy then playing to AILD fans," And what kinda moronic rant is this? What's wrong with tight jean and white belts? Or asking how you look? Does having long black hair, cut off sleeves, and not caring how you look instantly give you more metal credibility? Is purposely being not trendy any less of a gimmick than being trendy? I sure don't see how.

    5 Jul 7:34pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    "Death Metal for pussies." This doesn't imply whether it's bad or not though. Is death metal for tough guys automatically more valid? What's wrong with being a pussy? I'm confused about this comment.

    5 Jul 7:32pm Reply
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  • ErnstHaeckel

    Death Metal for pussies.

    24 May 6:55pm Reply
  • BenxCo

    I like the death metal stuff quite a bit, but Doom's a classic. [2] Doom goes hard, so does the demo.

    17 May 10:26am Reply
  • defnoob

    I remember back when Johnny wore tight blue jeans, a white belt, and asked his band mates how his hair looked way back at a Havasu show they played. They were trendy then playing to AILD fans, and back when Doom came out they rode that pony until the IMN metal guys teased the shit out of them. Now they're generic dm horseshit

    17 May 6:21am Reply
  • bobo9390

    I like the death metal stuff quite a bit, but Doom's a classic.

    12 May 7:06pm Reply
  • Julian1666

    I fucking love Entities. Wish they would still play it live

    2 May 12:27am Reply
  • 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
  • HavikK

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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
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