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Nick Schendzielos releases “Newborns” video with Revocation’s Dave Davidson! 

- January 22nd, 2015 –

Fans of Job for a Cowboy are likely familiar with bassist Nick Schendzielo’s over-the-top youtube channel, Bassfordays, and he’s back at it again with another weird bass video. This time, Revocations‘ Dave Davidson lends his guitar talent for “Newborns“. Watch it now at your own risk at youtube.com/bassfordays.

Sun Eater,” the fourth full-length album from Job for a Cowboy, was released in 2014 via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The response to the record was overwhelmingly positive, with Decibel Magazine conceding and saying “Fuck it, I can admit when I’m wrong… Turns out that, while I was busy pointedly not paying attention to them, these deathcore progenitors actually became a pretty damn good band.” Alternative Press Magazine also declared in their 4.5/5 star review that “they’ve become a full-on progressive death metal band…the songs have progressive sweep and epic power, at times recalling Opeth’s heavier work…Sun Eater is one of 2014′s best metal albums, period.” Praise for “Sun Eater” burned through blogosphere and resonated with fans. “Sun Eater” debuted at #91 on the Billboard Top 200, and #5 on the Billboard Hard Music albums chart. On the day of release, the album was #2 on the iTunes metal charts. Listen to “Sun of Nihility” and order your copy of Job for a Cowboy‘s “Sun Eater” now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

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Job for a Cowboy ‘Sun Eater’ debuts at #91 on the Billboard Top 200! 

- November 20th, 2014 –

Sun Eater” is the fourth full-length album from Job for a Cowboy, and was released last week via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with Decibel Magazine conceding and saying “Fuck it, I can admit when I’m wrong… Turns out that, while I was busy pointedly not paying attention to them, these deathcore progenitors actually became a pretty damn good band.Alternative Press Magazine also declared in their 4.5/5 star review that “they’ve become a full-on progressive death metal band…the songs have progressive sweep and epic power, at times recalling Opeth’s heavier work…Sun Eater is one of 2014′s best metal albums, period.” Praise for “Sun Eater” burned through blogosphere and resonated with fans.

This response has led to a #91 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and a #5 debut on the Billboard Hard Music albums chart! On the day of release, the album was #2 on the iTunes metal charts. In Canada, “Sun Eater” debuted at #125 on the Top 200 chart, #15 on the Hard Chart, and #129 o the Digital Music Chart. On iTunes Canada, the album peaked at #4 on the metal albums chart, #17 on the rock chart, and #88 on the overall Top 200 albums chart. Listen to “Sun of Nihility” and order your copy of Job for a Cowboy‘s “Sun Eater” now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

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. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, “Sun Eater,” does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Sun Eater” track listing:
1. Eating the Visions of God
2. Sun of Nihility
3. The Stone Cross
4. The Synthetic Sea
5. A Global Shift
6. The Celestial Antidote
7. Encircled by Mirrors
8. Buried Monuments
9. Worming Nightfall

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Job for a Cowboy streaming “Sun Eater” in its entirety online now! 

- November 5th, 2014 –

Sun Eater” is the fourth full-length album from Job for a Cowboy, and is scheduled for release via Metal Blade Records worldwide next week! Thus far, the album has blown away fans and critics, with heavyblogsisheavy.com proclaiming “The album’s two opening tracks sound nothing like the band of the past” and Alternative Press adding that “the songs have progressive sweep and epic power, at times recalling Opeth’s heavier work…”Sun Eater” is one of 2014′s best metal albums, period.” But don’t take their word for it; listen to the full album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

Check out a recent interview with bassist Nick Schendzielos on the MetalSucks.net podcast HERE. And on the guitar side of things, Tony Sannicandro assures fans that the leads definitely aren’t weak in an interview on NewNoiseMagazine.com HERE.

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. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, “Sun Eater,” does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Sun Eater” track listing:
1. Eating the Visions of God
2. Sun of Nihility
3. The Stone Cross
4. The Synthetic Sea
5. A Global Shift
6. The Celestial Antidote
7. Encircled by Mirrors
8. Buried Monuments
9. Worming Nightfall

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009′s “Ruination,” has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the “vibe” on “Sun Eater“: “This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone’s efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone’s musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK

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Job for a Cowboy debut “The Celestial Antidote” on Metal Injection! 

- November 3rd, 2014 –

Job for a Cowboy have loosed a third cut from their upcoming “Sun Eater” album. “The Celestial Antidote” is #6 in the sequence of nine songs that, front to back, comprise one of the finest technical death metal albums in recent memory. “The Celestial Antidote” is streaming exclusively now on MetalInjection.net HERE.

Guitarist Al Glassman discusses the song’s significance: “Bobby Thompson, who left us as a full time member in 2010, continues to remain a part of Job for a Cowboy always, and once again contributed an incredible track to the new record. For those who have heard “Tarnished Gluttony” (his contribution to the last record), you will not be disappointed with his latest song. It’s moody and heavy as hell, and features some of my favorite guitar work on the record on Tony’s end. After years of writing with Bobby, I can honestly say that this is his best work yet with JFAC and I hope you guys dig it too!

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. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, “Sun Eater,” does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Listen to “Sun of Nihility” and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

Sun Eater” track listing:
1. Eating the Visions of God
2. Sun of Nihility
3. The Stone Cross
4. The Synthetic Sea
5. A Global Shift
6. The Celestial Antidote
7. Encircled by Mirrors
8. Buried Monuments
9. Worming Nightfall

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009′s “Ruination,” has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the “vibe” on “Sun Eater“: “This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone’s efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone’s musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK.

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Job for a Cowboy debut “Eating the Visions of God” via Metal Sucks 

- October 21st, 2014 –

Today, Job for a Cowboy unveil a new track from their forthcoming album, “Sun Eater.” The song is the opening track from the record, and it does so in commanding fashion, exemplifying the band’s technical prowess and propensity for death metal grooves. Listen to “Eating the Visions of God” now on MetalSucks.net HERE.

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. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, “Sun Eater,” does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Listen to “Sun of Nihility” and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009′s “Ruination,” has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the “vibe” on “Sun Eater“: “This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone’s efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone’s musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK

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Job for a Cowboy to Release “Sun Eater” November 11th 

- September 23rd, 2014 –

New song “Sun of Nihility” streaming now

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. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, “Sun Eater,” does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Listen to “Sun of Nihility” and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.

Following the departure of long time skins-man Jon Rice, Job for a Cowboy, cognizant of the size of shoes that needed to be filled, in addition to the depth and versatility demanded by the new material, enlisted the services of Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Exhumed, etc). Walker’s mastery of his craft, coupled with his creativity and enthusiasm for the material, strongly influenced the outcome of the record, and it only takes a few minutes of listening to hear this is Job for a Cowboy at their finest.

Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled: “This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than “Demonocracy”: focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears.” The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band’s sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that “Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song.” Indeed, composition and songwriting was the focus here. With this new album, the band had the luxury of relative longevity in the core of their songwriting lineup. This led to a far stronger vibe and a much more realized final product.

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009′s “Ruination,” has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the “vibe” on “Sun Eater“: “This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone’s efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone’s musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK

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Job for a Cowboy’s Nick Schendzielos releases new bass video! 

- November 25th, 2013 –

Nick Schendzielos, bassist for Job for a Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage, has released his newest video, “Ol Dirty Wizard-1000′s Funking Dead Bass Shenanigans” on his YouTube channel “Bassfordays”. The video is the first featuring camera work from Matthew Zinke of Matthewknowsphotos, as well as the incredibly surrealistic masks from HyperFlesh’s Landon Meier who’s Walter White mask made huge waves at Comic-Con when Bryan Cranston wore the mask unbeknownst to the crowd. Watch the video now HERE.

Schendzielos commented, “I’m extremely brammed to release this latest video. Working with Matthew Zinke and Landon Meier has really brought this whole video thing to another level creatively for me. The visual imagery is astonishing and I can’t wait for folks to see what we have in store. Some seriously amazing guest musicians are going to featured in the next installments…maybe even the top guitarist in metal? Stay tuned!”

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JOB FOR A COWBOY announce Danny Walker as studio drummer for new album 

- November 5th, 2013 –

Job for a Cowboy are currently writing their fourth full length album, and the follow up to 2012′s “Demonocracy” album. Last week, it was revealed that the band would be moving forward without long time drummer Jon “Charn” Rice.

Rice personally explained the circumstances surrounding his departure:
“As of this past August, I have decided to part ways with Job for a Cowboy. There are a few reasons for this, none of which I’m going to get into. That being said, I have no intentions of stopping touring or playing. I honestly love to tour and play live with new people, so I look forward to playing in new musical arenas in the future. The dudes and I are on very good terms with this and they understand the decision. They have a new record in the making and I’m extremely excited to hear it.

Thanks again to everyone.”

With a new album in the process of being written and scheduled to be recorded with Jason Suecof this winter, Job for a Cowboy have enlisted the immensely capable drumming talents of Danny Walker to fill in as the studio drummer. Walker is known for his work in Intronaut, as well as having performed with Exhumed, Jesu, Phobia, Murder Construct, and more.

Danny Walker comments on being a part of the new Job for a Cowboy album: “I’m thrilled to be working with these guys on this record! I look forward to challenging myself and contributing to a fresh and different outlet!”

Job for a Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielos has offered the following update:
“Well my friends the time has come and The Charn has officially decided to step off the JFAC train. Absolutely no hahd feelins or nothin! We love the dude, cherish the memories we made with him, and in all likelihood will be seeing him again very soon…which brings up the next awesome piece of news…

“Our phenomenally talented friend Danny Walker is going to grace our next full length with his decidedly delicious drum tracks! We are seriously excited to hear what it’s going to turn out like- let the anticipation build!”

In the mean time there’s some killer extra-curricular content to keep you all satiated:
-Tony is busting out new play-throughs from some tasty songs off Demonocracy that you can check out on his page Tony Sannicandro’s The Leads are Weak
-Here is a promo shot for Nick Schendzielos’s new video! Matthewknowsphotos and LANDON MEIER, whose work you will definitely come to know and be blown away by are contributing, so needless to say things will be “stepped up”.
-And finally, if you’re in L.A. this weekend (Nov. 9-10th), on Sunday Nick is doing a clinic alongside Evan Brewer for the annual “Bass Player Live!”- event -

This year the Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with and honoring Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, including: Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Buzz Campbell (Lee Rocker), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), JD Deservio (Black Label Society), dUg Pinnick (King’s X, Tres Mts.), Kerry King (Slayer), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Rudy Sarzo (Blue Oyster Cult), Tal Wilkenfeld, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and more. Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Job for a Cowboy, whose lineup is rounded out by vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, along with bassist Nick Schendzielos, will be recording their new album within the next few months at Audio Hammer studios with prominent producer Jason Suecof. This will be the band’s fourth consecutive project with Suecof, in addition to Ruination (2009), Gloom (2011), and Demonocracy (2012). More details will be released as they are made available.

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JOB FOR A COWBOY begin work on new album, post Mayhem live drum cam footage 

- September 4th, 2013 –

Job for a Cowboy spent their summer on tour throughout North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. After returning home, the band has hunkered to write their follow up album to “Demonocracy.” While Job for a Cowboy demos new material, fans can check out a live drum cam video of “Tarnished Gluttony” live from Mayhem Fest HERE. Additionally, guitarist Tony Sannicandro is preparing to launch a series of new instructional videos via his youtube channel at youtube.com/Tonyjsannguitar.

Bassist Nick Schendzielos updates fans: “Mayhem was absolutely phenomenal. We want to send out a huge thanks – from the massive, rabidly energetic crowds every single day (despite the heat!), to John Reese and his amazing production staff, and to all the killer bands and crew we were fortunate enough to party/share the stage with. Now it’s time to get knee deep in riff-land to start composing our next full length record which will be coming out in 2014. We have a really exciting concept for the record and we can’t wait to share it with you guys! Til then, keep metal as an adjective!”

Schendzielos continues: “And to our German friends-
I’m flying out tomorrow to the Warwick Bass Guitar Camp at the Warwick HQ in Markneukirchen.
There’s an open day where you can come and hang. It’s gonna be awesome.”

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From Warwick:
Meet the Players!
at our Open Day 2013!

We here at Framus & Warwick have an exciting fall season ahead of us, no questions asked! Our Warwick Bass Camp 2013 in cooperation with Gitarre & Bass Magazine starting from September 2, 2013 isn’t the only one-of-a-kind event taking place at the headquarters of the German guitar and bass manufacturer – the fun continues directly afterwards, with Warwick’s Open Day on September 7, 2013! What would you do for the chance to meet more than 40 of the best bass players in the world today? Our Open Day 2013 will make what seems like a dream reality!

Next to a close look at our highly modern, one-of-a-kind factory, and plenty of live music, this year’s Framus & Warwick Open Day will be all about the large crowd of international bass superstars who will be joining us here in Markneukirchen, Germany!

It’s plain to see that the list of big-name pros who will be here with us reads like a Who’s Who of the international music scene! And that is not all – all artists will be on hand for 90-minute group Meet & Greets during the entire day.

All artists and Meet & Greet dates are listed on the following pages. No doubt about it – all bass lovers are in for a one-of-a-kind opportunity they can’t afford to miss! Our Open Day 2013 takes place on the Framus & Warwick factory grounds on September 7, 2013, and all of our guests can look forward to an event they will be remembering for years to come! So see you there!

For more information, visit facebook.com/warwickframus

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Enter to win tickets to this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest! 

- June 19th, 2013 –

Fans can now enter to win a prize package from Keep A Breast and a pair of tickets for select shows on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013! The contest has been launched at metalblade.com/us/contests. Winners will be randomly selected on Monday, June 24th, so enter now HERE*!

*Open to US residents only. Winners will receive tickets by mail prior to the event: transportation and lodging are not provided; this contest is for tickets ONLY.

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Tickets are available now at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates.

AMON AMARTH’s new album, “Deceiver of the Gods,” is available for preview and pre-order at http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth. Fans can catch a glimpse of what the band’s set on Mayhem will be like from pro-shot footage of their performance of “Deceiver of the Gods” at Rock Am Ring HERE.

BATTLECROSS’s new album, “War of Will,” is available for preview and pre-order at http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross. Live bootlegs from the band’s recent performance as part of Orion Music & More have flooded youtube, with a few highlights: Push Pull Destroy, War Ensemble (Slayer cover), Fucking Hostile (Pantera cover).

JOB FOR A COWBOY’s most recent album, “Demonocracy,” is available on-line and in stores now, and can be previewed at http://www.metalblade.com/jobforacowboy. Additionally, fans can read guitarist Tony Sannicandro’s guitar instructional/advice column at metalsucks.net.

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JOB FOR A COWBOY BIOGRAPHY 

Jonny Davy: Vocals 
Al Glassman: Guitar 
Tony Sannicandro: Guitar 
Nick Schendzielos: Bass 

"Sun Eater", the fourth offering from Job for a Cowboy, is an aural achievement that is poised to stand as the band's definitive statement. 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. 

Job for a Cowboy's recording lineup is a musical caliber of the highest order, with songwriting to match. This is made apparent in the solo passages in "The Synthetic Sea," "The Stone Cross," and the encumbering weight and unrelenting groove of "Eating the Visions of God" and "Worming Nightfall." This is a band that, through time and lineup changes, has emerged as death metal cognoscentes, however divisive their music or moniker may be. 

Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, "Sun Eater," does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band. 

Following the departure of long time skins-man Jon Rice, Job for a Cowboy, cognizant of the size of shoes that needed to be filled, in addition to the depth and versatility demanded by the new material, enlisted the services of Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Exhumed, etc). Walker's mastery of his craft, coupled with his creativity and enthusiasm for the material, strongly influenced the outcome of the record, and it only takes a few minutes of listening to hear this is Job for a Cowboy at their finest. 

Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled: "This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than "Demonocracy": focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears." The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band's sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that "Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song." Indeed, composition and songwriting was the focus here. With this new album, the band had the luxury of relative longevity in the core of their songwriting lineup. This led to a far stronger vibe and a much more realized final product. 

Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009's "Ruination," has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the "vibe" on "Sun Eater": "This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone's efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone's musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!" 

Lyrically and vocally, Jonny Davy continues to be one of the most visceral and through provoking throats in the business. His delivery on "Sun Eater" may very well be his most passionate to date. Schendzielos adds: "Jonny's signature pig squeals may be all but retired, but that doesn't stop this beast of a man from throating out his most primal and disgustingly powerful vocalizations yet!" 

Given any band's career arc, especially when leading up to the release of a new album, it's clearly cliché to call that record a pinnacle or apex, but it's apparent that Job for a Cowboy have reached a summit. "Sun Eater" stands to serve as their ultimate album.

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