HIGH-POWERED METAL BAND JOB FOR A COWBOY COMPLETES WORK ON NEW ALBUM; ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION AS PART OF 2009 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Award-winning Glendale, AZ heavy music powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has completed work on its hotly-anticipated sophomore album, entitled Ruination. The record will see a July, 2009 worldwide release date via Metal Blade Records.
The follow up to the quintet's celebrated debut album Genesis, Ruination was recorded at Audio Hammer Productions in Sanford, FL with Producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder) and will be mixed by acclaimed audio authority Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Opeth). Ruination marks the JOB FOR A COWBOY recording debut of drumming prodigy Jon “The Charn” Rice, who has toured with the band since the release of Genesis and features ten tracks of state-of-the-art heavy metal music.
Ruination sees JOB FOR A COWBOY advance by leaps and bounds; the record is a concentrated hotbed of astounding dexterity, scorching attack, sleek arrangement and thundering musical muscle. Infectious riffs, keen dynamics and the assertive vocals of rising star front man Jonny Davy combine to produce an album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident and commanding. The New York Times referred to JOB FOR A COWBOY's sound as “brute-force”, a commendatory claim that Ruination unquestionably validates.
On the topic of the new album, JOB FOR A COWBOY front man Jonny Davy states, “Job For A Cowboy has toured the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last year and a half. All of the hard work that we've put in and everything that we've experienced is directly reflected in our new songs, which we know are our best yet. Stay tuned.”
Upon the release of Ruination, JOB FOR A COWBOY will hit the road as one of the featured acts of the 2009 “ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival” alongside Slayer, Marilyn Manson and more. The 27-date North American march is slated to launch on July 10 in Sacramento, CA.
In the two short years since the release of the band's full length debut, JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) has progressed from “the band with the different name” to one of the leading lights for heavy music in the 21st century. The quintet has toured the world to out-and-out acclaim, highlighted by main stage appearances at distinguished music jubilees such as the UK's Download Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air. JFAC delivered scintillating live performances as handpicked support to metal titans Megadeth (on both its North American and UK "Gigantour" treks) and co-headlined the highly successful "Radio Rebellion" tour with Polish metal champions Behemoth.
Referred to as "the most anticipated debut release from a metal band in years", and released in North America on May 18, 2007, JFAC's Genesis landed at # 54 on Billboard's Top 200 chart in its first week of release; becoming at that time the highest charting metal debut to crack the Billboard register since Slipknot's 1999 self-titled album. The band would go on to earn a landslide of top media accolades including being named one of Alternative Press' "Bands You Need to Know", "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards", one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year" and one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands".
In addition to Davy and Rice, JOB FOR A COWBOY features guitarists Bobby Thompson and Al Glassman and bassist Brent Riggs.
"technical proficiency…straightforwardly brutal…the band could become pretty noteworthy" - ROLLING STONE
"an Arizona band with a guttural, brute-force sound descended (indirectly) from hard-core punk." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"heavy, aggressive, in-your-face riffage…the new wave of extreme" - GUITAR WORLD
"blistering and record-setting…some of the most unbelievably badass death metal you've ever heard" – REVOLVER
"spastic post-death grind" – DECIBEL
“way-crushing” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
"JFAC are so hot, they're practically thermonuclear" - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"Glendale's JOB FOR A COWBOY is making an international splash" - THE ARIZONA REPUPLIC
JOB FOR A COWBOY tour dates:
(as part of the 2009 ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival)
July 10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
July 14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
July 17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
July 18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
July 19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 21 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
July 25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
July 26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
July 29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
July 31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
August 2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
August 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
August 9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
August 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
August 14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
August 15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center