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JFAC2012
Job For a Cowboy
Band Info
OriginGlendale, Arizona USA
Years-Active2003-present
Genre(s)Deathcore (Early work)
Death metal
Label(s)Metal Blade Records
King Of Monsters
Associated ActsThe Faceless, Knights of the Abyss, Cephalic Carnage, Fleshwrought, Despised Icon
Homepagewww.jfacmetal.com
Last.fm{{{9}}}

Job for a Cowboy (or JFAC for short) is an American death metal[1] band, based in Glendale, Arizona. They started as a deathcore group, but evolved into a predominantly death metal sound. [2]


BiographyEdit

After their 2004 demo,[3] Job for a Cowboy released their debut EP Doom in 2005, to generally positive reviews. The EP is generally seen as influential in forming the Deathcore genre. [4][5] It was originally released on King of the Monsters records, but a larger record label spotted the band and signed them, and the album was re-released on their current record label, Metal Blade Records, in 2006 with a bonus track.[6] After being signed, Andrew Arcurio left the band and was replaced by Bobby Thompson. Elliot Sellers also left the group after completing the writing and recording process for their Metal Blade debut, Genesis; he was replaced by Jon Rice during the YouTube tryouts.[7] Genesis, was released on May 15, 2007.[8]


In June 2007, the band attended Download 07 in Donington, UK. In July, they played on Sounds of the Underground 2007 alongside Chimaira, Shadows Fall, GWAR, Amon Amarth, Darkest Hour, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Goatwhore, Every Time I Die, Heavy Heavy Low Low, and The Number Twelve Looks Like You.[9] In October/November, Job for a Cowboy co-headlined the 2007 Radio Rebellion Tour, teaming up with Behemoth, Gojira and Beneath The Massacre.[10]

Recent newsEdit

The band will be featured on the Gigantour 2008 North American tour with headliners Megadeth, Children of Bodom, In Flames and High on Fire. In addition, they have been confirmed for a number of Festivals this summer including Download Festival[11], Hellfest Summer Open Air[12] and Wacken Open Air 2008.[13]


Band membersEdit

Current members
  • Jonny Davy – lead vocals (2003–present)
  • Jon "The Charn" Rice – drums (2007–present)
  • Al Glassman – rhythm guitar (2008–present)
  • Tony Sannicandro – lead guitar, backing vocals (2011–present)
  • Nick Schendzielos – bass guitar (2011–present)
Former members
  • Chad Staples – bass guitar (2003–2004)
  • Andy Rysdam – drums (2003–2004)
  • Andrew Arcurio – lead guitar (2003–2006)
  • Ravi Bhadriraju – rhythm guitar (2003–2008)
  • Elliott Sellers – drums (2004–2007)
  • Brent Riggs – bass guitar, back up vocals (2004–2011)
  • Bobby Thompson – lead guitar (2006–2011)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
EPs
Demos
Singles
  • "Unfurling a Darkened Gospel" (2009)
  • "Misery Reformatory" (2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/47434/job-for-a-cowboy-genesis/ Job for a Cowboy – Genesis review @ Popmatters
  2. Chad Bowar. Job For A Cowboy - Genesis review @ About.com: Heavy Metal. Retrieved on 2007-09-23. “Job For A Cowboy's sound has evolved from deathcore to straight ahead death metal. Also they are strongly against the "Scene" movement.”
  3. Information about Demo
  4. See for example the reviews on : Metal Coven, The Music Edge, Metal Storm, Metal News, or Bloodchamber
  5. Metal Observer gave a more critical review of the band performance
  6. Information on re-release of Doom
  7. Guitar World: July 2007: Desert Storm
  8. metalcentre webzine
  9. Sounds of the Underground
  10. Radio Rebellion Tour
  11. [http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/lineup/index.aspx Download 08
  12. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellfest_Summer_Open_Air Hellfest Summer Open Air
  13. [http://www.wacken.com/en/woa2008/main-bands/billing-2008/ Wacken Open Air


External linksEdit

nl:Job For A Cowboy

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