Job For A CowboyIn the two short years since the release of the band’s full length debut Genesis, JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) has progressed from “the band with the different name” to one of the leading lights for heavy music in the 21st century. JFAC formed in 2003 when vocalist Jonny Davy (16 at the time) and guitarists Andrew Arcurio and Ravi Bhadriraju (each 15 at the time) joined forces. The band would soon be joined by bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Elliott Sellers and the quintet immediately began work on the material that would comprise their celebrated debut EP “DOOM”. In the months that followed, JFAC delivered “jaw-dropping” live performances that would soon earn it a legion of fans including Metal Blade Records owner and founder Brian Slagel. Slagel, the man known for releasing the first recordings by Metallica in 1982 and signing Slayer the very next year, welcomed JOB FOR A COWBOY to his label's roster in 2006.
JOB FOR A COWBOY would soon add guitarist Bobby Thompson to its ranks and In May, 2007 unveiled its debut album, Genesis. Referred to as "the most anticipated debut release from a metal band in years", Genesis landed at # 54 on Billboard's Top 200 chart in its first week of release; becoming at that time the highest charting metal debut to crack the Billboard register since Slipknot's 1999 self-titled album. JFAC would go on to earn a landslide of top media accolades including being named one of Alternative Press' "Bands You Need to Know", "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards", one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year" and one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands". Immediately upon the release of Genesis, JOB FOR A COWBOY toured the world to out-and-out acclaim, highlighted by main stage appearances at distinguished music jubilees such as the UK’s Download Festival and Germany’s Wacken Open Air. JFAC delivered scintillating live performances as handpicked support to metal titans Megadeth (on both its North American and UK "Gigantour" treks) and co-headlined the highly successful "Radio Rebellion" tour with Polish metal champions Behemoth.
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