Fronted by Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon, Umbra Vitae have put out the room-levelling “Shadow Of Life” and you can read our review here.
Side effects of listening to Job For A Cowboy’s Sun Eater may include madness, murder, and a sudden and strong desire to press repeat, repeat, repeat.
Job for a Cowboy have wrapped up music and art on their fourth full-length album, Sun Eater. Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal.
This is the second part to our “A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2012” posting last week. As we know, cover artwork was a big thing for Metal music in 2012. Many of them were epic, cryptic, nightmarish and more importantly, artfully executed. They helped to both enrich many listeners’ imaginations and to enhance the music itself; and this is why we’re covering them! In the second part to our guide, we keep exploring the stories behind some of these magnificent visual pieces. We’ve interviewed some of the designers and musicians involved with said art and they in turn opened for us new worlds of imagination an awe. Check it out!
Job For A Cowboy is a Death Metal band with the quirky, dark personality of vocalist Jonny Davy, a man who we got a chance to meet up with just after their incredibly heavy performance at Heavy To 2012. Julie gets messed with a bit as they discuss pissing, masturbation, being really heavy, dollar store sunglasses and his inspiration behind the band’s sound.
Three years after the release of their last full-length, Ruination, Arizona’s Job For A Cowboy are returning to the world’s Death Metal arena with Demonocracy, a new 9-song lesson in violence that will provoke chronic neck pain and several visits to the doctor to those who can’t resist the urge to impulsively headbang during its 40 minutes length. Brutal? Yes. Menacing? You bet. Groundbreaking? Well, maybe not, but this gratuitous exploitation of blast beats, vicious riffing, melodic-oriented guitar solos, daring bass lines, powerful growls and raspy vocals is a muscular work that will surely please old fans of the band while also gaining them new acolytes.
I went to see Job For A Cowboy when they dropped by in April at The Opera House in Toronto. I sat on some stairs with Jon “The Charn” Rice to ask him some questions about their new EP Gloom and his busy drumming schedule.
Starting today, the popular metal portal MetalSucks is hosting the worldwide exclusive premiere of the upcoming Job For A Cowboy EP ‘Gloom’. The ‘Gloom’ EP will be available digitally and physically via mail-order only on June 7th. Fans wanting a physical copy of the ‘Gloom’ EP should act quickly, though, as it is a limited edition run of only 2,500 copies.
Lineup: Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and The Ocean. After doing interviews with all three bands, I got myself positioned behind the soundboard ready to watch this amazing Metal Blade Records Tour lineup. I was excited since this would be the first time seeing one of my favourite progressive metal bands – and they were up first.
Job For A Cowboy have been dominating the deathmetal/core scene for the past few years, during which they’ve been on some of the biggest tours imaginable, playing in support of their album Ruination (which reached number 42 on The Billboard 200 chart). Also, they just recorded their newest EP Gloom on which drummer Jon “The Charn” Rice had to ensure he had the perfect gear to get that “right” sound. Read on to find out why the Yamaha Mike Bordin Signature Snare Drum is Jon’s go-to piece of gear.
Celebrating GWAR’s 20th anniversary, Job For A Cowboy’s tour stopped in Toronto. They set foot on Canadian soil on November 21st and spoke with Mark Cira at Sound Academy. Drummer Jon Rice and guitarist Bobby Thompson talk about their new album, politics, and touring with GWAR.
You all know that this summer SOTU ’07 demolished the whole North American content! Well, we caught up with an equally devastating group in Job For A Cowboy and spoke with frontman Jonny Davy and guitarist Bobby Thompson just outside the Kool Haus on a grassy knoll. The guys answered questions about their latest music video, new album Genesis, and a whole lot more including tour plans for the rest of the year! Enjoy ya’ll!