History Music / JobForACowboy

20th Feb '17 9:51:32 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2007 brought with it the release of ''Genesis'', their full-length debut, which was a complete change of sound. Instead of sticking with the deathcore sound that had made them famous, they switched to a straightforward death metal sound. This was soon followed by numerous high-profile tours along with an appearance at Download. This continued into 2008 with a spot on Gigantour, not to mention their Wacken debut and second Download appearance. A headlining tour came later in the year, along with Ravi's departure due to his desire to go to med school. Alan Glassman of Goratory and Despised Icon fame quickly took his place, thereby creating the ''Ruination'' lineup. Said album was released in the summer of 2009 and was quickly followed with an appearance on the Mayhem Fest. More touring followed that year, and 2010 brought much of the same. 2011 was kicked off with the groundwork for a new EP; as the band was about to record, Riggs and Thompson departed and were replaced by Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage fame, along with Tony Sannicandro, a relatively unknown young gun from Massachusetts. The limited-edition ''Gloom'' EP quickly followed, which was distributed solely by mail-order before being made available for digital download, as the physical release was limited to 2,500 copies. Preparations for a new full-length came shortly after.

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2007 brought with it the release of ''Genesis'', their full-length debut, which was a complete change of sound. Instead of sticking with the deathcore sound that had made them famous, they switched to a straightforward death metal sound. This was soon followed by numerous high-profile tours along with an appearance at Download. This continued into 2008 with a spot on Gigantour, not to mention their Wacken debut and second Download appearance. A headlining tour came later in the year, along with Ravi's departure due to his desire to go to med school. Alan Glassman of Goratory and Despised Icon fame quickly took his place, thereby creating the ''Ruination'' lineup. Said album was released in the summer of 2009 and was quickly followed with an appearance on the Mayhem Fest. More touring followed that year, and 2010 brought much of the same. 2011 was kicked off with the groundwork for a new EP; as the band was about to record, Riggs and Thompson departed and were replaced by [[Music/CephalicCarnage Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage fame, Schendzielos]], along with Tony Sannicandro, a relatively unknown young gun from Massachusetts. The limited-edition ''Gloom'' EP quickly followed, which was distributed solely by mail-order before being made available for digital download, as the physical release was limited to 2,500 copies. Preparations for a new full-length came shortly after.
19th Feb '17 3:02:04 PM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out, as Jonny is busy with a kid, school, and a full-time job, while Glassman has reformed Goratory and Schendzielos is busy with Havok; Tony has largely stuck to working at his day job. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.

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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out, as Jonny is busy with a kid, school, and a full-time job, while Glassman has reformed Goratory and Schendzielos is busy with Havok; Tony has largely stuck to working at his day job. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring. The only other update since then has been a brief video on Facebook of Davy and Glassman hanging out in what appears to be the latter's backyard while Glassman noodles on a banjo, which may be a further indication of continued life (as Davy still lives in Arizona and wouldn't really have any other reasons to venture over to New Hampshire).
7th Jan '17 6:37:27 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* BlackSheepHit: ''Doom'' as a whole, but especially "Entombment of a Machine" and "Knee Deep". They're sick of the album as a whole (sick of being maligned for releasing it in the first place, sick of playing material from it, and sick of fans who won't stop demanding that they go back to that style), they've been unsuccessfully trying to get it off the setlists for years (until they finally succeeded in 2016, as their setlist at the Modified Ghost Festival had nothing from ''Doom'' or ''Genesis''), and Jonny regularly introduces those two songs with "here's some old shit just to get it out of the way" and has expressed his dislike of the album to individual fans.



* OldShame: The band views their early days as something of this, though they haven't entirely disavowed ''Doom''. They're also not very fond of the band's name in general and haven't changed it only because they're too big to make changing it a good business decision.
* ThePeteBest: Staples.



* TechnicalDeathMetal: Significant elements of this from ''Gloom'' onwards.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Al's old Goratory bandmate Zach Pappas (who is locally renowned for his extreme technical skill as a bassist) was originally asked to join after Brent Riggs left. He was out on parole at the time and absolutely could not tour, however, and so Nick got the call instead.

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* TechnicalDeathMetal: Significant elements of this from ''Gloom'' onwards.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Al's old Goratory bandmate Zach Pappas (who is locally renowned for his extreme technical skill as a bassist) was originally asked to join after Brent Riggs left. He was out on parole at the time and absolutely could not tour, however, and so Nick got the call instead.
onwards.
26th Nov '16 10:13:00 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out, as Jonny is busy with a kid, school, and a full-time job, while Glassman has reformed Goratory and Schedzielos is busy with Havok; Tony has largely stuck to working at his day job. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.

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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out, as Jonny is busy with a kid, school, and a full-time job, while Glassman has reformed Goratory and Schedzielos Schendzielos is busy with Havok; Tony has largely stuck to working at his day job. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.
11th Nov '16 11:36:41 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.

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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out.out, as Jonny is busy with a kid, school, and a full-time job, while Glassman has reformed Goratory and Schedzielos is busy with Havok; Tony has largely stuck to working at his day job. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.
18th May '16 5:42:35 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.

to:

2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok Music/{{Havok}} and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.
12th May '16 6:44:35 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* TechnicalDeathMetal: Significant elements of this from ''Gloom'' onwards.

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* TechnicalDeathMetal: Significant elements of this from ''Gloom'' onwards.onwards.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Al's old Goratory bandmate Zach Pappas (who is locally renowned for his extreme technical skill as a bassist) was originally asked to join after Brent Riggs left. He was out on parole at the time and absolutely could not tour, however, and so Nick got the call instead.
19th Apr '16 11:38:46 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out.

to:

2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out. According to Schendzielos, they are writing material for a fifth full-length; Tony has about four songs done and Schendzielos apparently has various parts ready, and the band apparently also wants to get back into touring.


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* {{Irony}}: Cephalic Carnage apparently did not like Job for a Cowboy at all when they were a thing on MySpace and apparently actually wrote a diss song about them. Guess whose bassist later wound up becoming a full-time member and pivotal part of Job for a Cowboy's revamped sound?
13th Apr '16 9:34:35 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BlackSheepHit: ''Doom'' as a whole, but especially "Entombment of a Machine" and "Knee Deep". They're sick of the album as a whole (sick of being maligned for releasing it in the first place, sick of playing material from it, and sick of fans who won't stop demanding that they go back to that style), they've been unsuccessfully trying to get it off the setlists for years, and Jonny regularly introduces those two songs with "here's some old shit just to get it out of the way" and has expressed his dislike of the album to individual fans.

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* BlackSheepHit: ''Doom'' as a whole, but especially "Entombment of a Machine" and "Knee Deep". They're sick of the album as a whole (sick of being maligned for releasing it in the first place, sick of playing material from it, and sick of fans who won't stop demanding that they go back to that style), they've been unsuccessfully trying to get it off the setlists for years, years (until they finally succeeded in 2016, as their setlist at the Modified Ghost Festival had nothing from ''Doom'' or ''Genesis''), and Jonny regularly introduces those two songs with "here's some old shit just to get it out of the way" and has expressed his dislike of the album to individual fans.
5th Feb '16 6:36:04 AM HasturHasturHastur
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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front.

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2012 was kicked off by a co-headlining tour with Music/DyingFetus; come April, ''Demonocracy'' was also out. More touring followed, including an appearance on the Summer Slaughter and a winter co-headliner with Cephalic Carnage. 2013 was, once again, more of the same, with a European tour starting things off, along with a support slot on the second half of Hatebreed's album support tour and an announced return to the Mayhem Fest. Needless to say, things certainly aren't looking bad for them, though Rice did decide to leave in November of 2013 for undisclosed reasons, though the split was apparently amicable. A full-time replacement has not been announced, though Danny Walker (of Intronaut fame) has been announced as a session drummer for their upcoming fourth full-length. That album, ''Sun Eater'', will hit shelves November 11, 2014. Nothing has really happened since then; aside from Schendzielos joining Havok and the band's van (which was owned by Glassman and was being used as a work van in lieu of touring) catching on fire and being absolutely gutted at a work site, all has been quiet on the [=JfaC=] front. A glimmer of hope finally appeared in 2016, when the band announced a slot on the Modified Ghost Fest in Vancouver and also welcomed Rice back in, but it is unknown how much action will be seen from here on out.
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