Award-winning Glendale, AZ, heavy music powerhouse Job for a Cowboy has completedwork on its sophomore album, entitled Ruination. The record will see a July 2009 worldwide release date via Metal Blade Records.
The follow up to the quintet's celebrated debut album Genesis, Ruination was recorded at Audio Hammer Productions in Sanford, FL, with Producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder) and will be mixed by acclaimed audio authority Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Opeth). Ruination marks the Job for a Cowboy recording debut of drumming prodigy Jon "The Charn" Rice, who has toured with the band since the release of Genesis and features 10 tracks of state-of-the-art heavy metal music.
Ruination sees Job for a Cowboy advance by leaps and bounds; the record is a concentrated hotbed of astounding dexterity, scorching attack, sleek arrangement and thundering musical muscle. Infectious riffs, keen dynamics and the assertive vocals of rising star front man Jonny Davy combine to produce an album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident and commanding. The New York Times referred to JFAC's sound as "brute-force," a commendatory claim that Ruination unquestionably validates.
On the topic of the new album, Job for a Cowboy front man Jonny Davy states, "Job for a Cowboy has toured the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last year and a half. 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."
Upon the release of Ruination, Job for a Cowboy will hit the road as one of the featured acts of the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival alongside Slayer, Marilyn Manson and more. The 27-date North American march is slated to launch on July 10 in Sacramento, CA.
- Tour Dates
- (as part of the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival:
July 10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
July 14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
July 17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
July 18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
July 19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 21 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
July 25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
July 26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
July 29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
July 31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
August 2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
August 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
August 9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
August 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
August 14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
August 15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center