Job for a Cowboy returns after a near decade long hiatus with their brand new single and accompanying video for ‘The Agony Seeping Storm.’ The album is set for release in 2024 via Metal Blade Records.
Job for a Cowboy released their “Sun Eater” full-length in 2014. The record received an overwhelmingly positive response, with Decibel Magazine confessing, “Fuck it, I can admit when I’m wrong… while I was busy pointedly not paying attention to them, these deathcore progenitors actually became a pretty damn good band.” Alternative Press also had a comment: “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.”
Ten years later, the band returns with their most volatile work to date. The as-yet-untitled full-length is at once musically multifaceted, unabashedly brutal, and compellingly conceptual. First single, ‘The Agony Seeping Storm’ is a mathematically mind-blowing hybrid of bludgeoning death metal specializing in unconventional riffing that echoes the resemblance of legendary experimentalist like Cynic, Atheist, and Gorguts. A newly refreshed and re-inspired lineup seamlessly pick up the mantle where “Sun Eater” left off.
Regarding the video, front-man Davy offered: “The band collaborated extensively with director K. Hunter Lumar (Digital Mile), while our bassist, Nick Schendzielos, co-directed. The concept was inspired by a close friend who embarked on a relentless quest for profound enlightenment through the incessant abuse of hallucinogenic drugs. However, as they delved deeper into their religious-like experimentation they began exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. They came to believe that they could access an alternate, esoteric reality through hallucinogenic intoxication, where they encountered Gnostic and biblical figures and imagery.These songs reflect their thoughts, ideas, and experiences.”
Job for a Cowboy’s official comeback show will take place at this year’s edition of Blue Ridge Rock Festival on September 8th, with additional live dates to be announced soon.
“Job For a Cowboy” is:
- Jonny Davy / Vocals
- Al Glassman / Guitar
- Nick Schendzielos / Bass
- Tony Sannicandro / Guitar