Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's first album "Genesis" was released in 2007, and reached the 54th place on the Billboard 200 chart with 13,000 copies sold in its first week of publication. Their second album, Ruination , released in 2009, sells 10,600 copies in the United States, one week after release, and reaches 42> Billboard 200. The group consists of singer Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, and bassist Nick Schendzielos, Davy being the only first member of the band remaining.
Job for a Cowboy was founded in Glendale, Arizona, in December 2003 by singer Jonny Davy, guitarists Ravi Bhadriraju and Andrew Arcurio, bassist Chad Staples, and drummer Andy Rysdam, while average age group did not exceed 15 or 16 years>. In 2004, they create their profile on MySpace, post many songs online, and quickly become popular among Internet users around the world. Later that year, Staples and Rysdam left Job for a Cowboy and were replaced by Brent Riggs and Elliott Sellers, respectively, on bass and drums. The number of visits to their MySpace profile exploded in late 2005 as the group released their first EP, entitled Doom . The EP draws the attention of the independent label of Arizona, King of the Monsters, which distributes thereafter the original record of the group>.
Job for a Cowboy makes a long promotional tour for his EP, with three performances at the Sounds of the Underground tour. At the end of the year, the band obtains a professional contract at Metal Blade Records>, which in turn distributes the EP Doom with this time a bonus song>. The same year (2006), Arcurio leaves the group, and Bobby Thompson joins the group>. While Job for a Cowboy focuses on writing his first studio album, Sellers announces his departure from the band, so he can return to school, just after the recording of the album. In search of a permanent drummer, the group posts an ad on the Blabbermouth.net website> which will later be seen by Jon "The Charn" Rice. He creates his own video, posted on YouTube, and sends the link to the group. Soon after, Rice is hired.
In March 2007, Job for a Cowboy completed his first studio album, "Genesis" . The album is recorded at Blue Light Audio Media in Phoenix, Arizona, alongside producer Cory Spotts. It is mixed by Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap; marketed on May 15, the album reached the 54th place on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold close to 13,000 copies after its first week of publication, making Genesis the album of a most profitable heavy metal beginner band since Slipknot's debut album in 1999>. The album is mostly well received, magazine Kerrang! noting that this is "an album that literally sweeps anyone on death and grind scenes" and the "One of the metal albums to buy immediately>. "