JFAC guitarist Al Glassman and friend.
Jackson-wielding heavy music powerhouse Job For a Cowboy has wrapped up work on hotly anticipated sophomore album Ruination, due in July 2009.
Ruination, the follow up to the award-winning Glendale, Ariz., quintet’s 2007 debut album, Genesis, was recorded at Audio Hammer Productions in Sanford, Fla., and is the band’s first disc recorded with drummer Jon “the Charn” Rice, who has toured with the band since the release of Genesis. The album boasts sleek arrangement, thundering musical muscle, dexterous riffs by guitarists Bobby Thompson and Al Glassman and bassist Brent Riggs, keen dynamics and powerful vocals from Jonny Davy.
“Job For a Cowboy has toured the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last year and a half,” Davy said. “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.”
With the release of Ruination, Job For a Cowboy will hit the road as a featured act on the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, appearing alongside Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage and several other acts. The 27-date tour starts July 10 in Sacramento, Calif.
Job For a Cowboy formed in Glendale, Ariz., in 2003. Deathcore EP Doom was released in 2005; the band signed with Metal Blade records later that year. Incessant touring at home and abroad ensued—the band has played the Download Festival in the U.K. and the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and earned supporting slots for Megadeth and Behemoth.
Job For a Cowboy also earned a landslide of top media accolades, including being named among Alternative Press “Bands You Need to Know,” “Best Underground Band” at the Metal Hammer magazine Golden Gods Awards, Revolver “Breakthrough Bands That Will Be Kicking Your Ass This Year” and Total Guitar magazine “Hottest Guitar Bands.”
Job For a Cowboy 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour dates:
July 10 Sacramento, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 11 San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 San Bernardino, Calif., Glen Helen Pavilion
July 14 Seattle, White River Amphitheater
July 17 Phoenix, Cricket Pavilion
July 18 Albuquerque, N.M., Journal Pavilion
July 19 Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
July 21 Kansas City, Mo., Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22 St. Louis, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 Atlanta, Lakewood Amphitheater
July 25 Indianapolis, Verizon Wireless Music Centre
July 26 Chicago, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Toronto, Molson Amphitheater
July 29 Scranton, Pa., Toyota Pavilion
July 31 Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
Aug. 1 Pittsburgh, Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 2 Detroit, DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 4 Boston, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 6 Virginia Beach, Va., Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 7 Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 8 Hartford, Conn., New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 9 Washington, D.C., Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 11 Tampa, Fla., Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug. 14 San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
Aug. 15 Dallas, Superpages.com Center