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Job for a Cowboy Biography


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Birth Place: Glendale, Arizona, United States
Years Active: 2003-present
Genres: Death Metal, Deathcore


Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona, formed in 2003. They released their first EP, ''Doom'' in 2005, and later that year signed with Metal Blade Records. Their official debut album, ''Genesis'', was released in 2007, peaking at #54 on the ''Billboard'' 200 and selling 13,000 copies in its first week.

Job for a Cowboy started as a deathcore group, and evolved into a predominantly death metal sound with their full-length debut ''Genesis''. Their influences include bands such as Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Mastodon, Nile, and The End. They have been defined by ''The New York Times'' as "an Arizona band with a guttural, brute-force sound descended (indirectly) from hard-core punk"

and "straightforwardly brutal act" by ''Rolling Stone'' magazine.

The band has played in several festivals, including Download Festival, Sounds of the Underground, Mayhem Festival and Wacken Open Air. The current line-up of the band consists of vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Bobby Thompson, bassist Brent Riggs, and drummer Jon Rice, with Davy being the only original member.