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by on Jun.17, 2007, under Metal Music News

Red hot extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY was named “Best Underground Band” at the 2007 Metal Hammer “Golden Gods Awards”. JOB FOR A COWBOY joins an esteemed list of metal titans that have laid claim to the award including Satyricon, Meshuggah, Mastodon and In Flames. The band was present at the June 11 award ceremony in London to accept the award onstage.

JOB FOR A COWBOY, who delivered an exhilarating live set as part of the UK’s Download Festival on June 8 are in the midst of a host of European festival performances in support of their critically acclaimed debut album “GENESIS”. “GENESIS” debuted at #54 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in its first week of release, joining the initial releases from Stone Sour and Damageplan (which featured members of Slipknot and Pantera respectively) amongst the highest charting metal debuts to crack Billboard’s Top 200 since SLIPKNOT’s 1999 self-titled album.

“We’re happy to accept this award, and are proud to be a part of the underground scene,” states JOB FOR A COWBOY guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju. “We’d like to thank all of the fans who voted for us, Metal Hammer for giving us the opportunity to be nominated, our management and Metal Blade Records for everything. We’re in Europe right now with Converge, Animosity and Rise and Fall. We’ll be heading out to Sounds of the Underground in a few weeks. Come hang out and have a good time!”

“I am truly thrilled and humbled by this great award,” comments Metal Blade Records owner and founder Brian Slagel. “We are very happy at how well Job For A Cowboy has been received for such a new, young band. This is just the beginning of a long and great career for JFAC, and I am happy we could start off with such a prestigious award. Thanks to Metal Hammer and everyone involved and congrats to Job For A Cowboy!” 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.

In additional JOB FOR A COWBOY news, the band has announced the first dates of its Summer U.S. headlining tour, set to launch on August 13, immediately following their participation as part of the 2007 “Sounds of the Underground” tour. Support on the JOB FOR A COWBOY tour will be provided by A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon and The Faceless. A full listing of upcoming JFAC tour dates follows this message.

JOB FOR A COWBOY is available to speak with interested press. To chat with the band / request a copy of “GENESIS” / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated JOB FOR A COWBOY news and tour information will be made available via the JFAC web domains: /, the Metal Blade Records website: and the ACTION! website:

* To view a recently launched JOB FOR A COWBOY E-card, please visit this location.

* To view JOB FOR A COWBOY’s “Embedded” video, please visit this location.

“Job For A Cowboy have created an album that quite simply obliterates everyone currently residing within the death and grind scenes. A snarling, sadistic exercise in non-stop ferocity, ‘Genesis’ is one of the year’s most essential metal purchases.” – KERRANG!

“After conquering MySpace and winning support from the man who discovered METALLICA and SLAYER, JOB FOR A COWBOY are riding the new wave of extreme…metal’s “next big thing” – GUITAR WORLD

“Their name is a lighthearted nod to the ranch-country surroundings of their home base outside of Phoenix, but there’s nothing funny about JOB FOR A COWBOY’s sound…possessed” – REVOLVER

“impressive…One of the bands you need to know in 2007” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“This relatively young band – none of the musicians is older than 20 – has put a youthful spin on some classic metal influences…These Billy The Kids of extreme metal have uncorked a promising debut that’s likely to make the metal community stand up and take notice.” – HARTFORD COURANT

“The (New England Metal and Hardcore) festival completed its ninth year on a high note…Festival organizer Scott Lee noted that the scene Metalfest celebrates is full of “fresh blood.” A clutch of young bands backed Lee’s statement, none more forcefully than JOB FOR A COWBOY, an Arizona band fusing technically intricate musicianship with brutal musical breakdowns. JFAC set down a defining show of the sort Metalfest is famous for, with the band joining such company as Lamb of God, Opeth and DragonForce, each a band that Metalfest caught in pivotal breakthrough moments in their respective careers.” – WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

“a snarling, speed freak of a concept album…spastic post-death grind” – DECIBEL

“Arizonan MySpace extreme metal phenomenon JFAC toured the globe in 2006 on the back of only 4 online songs…they’re great” – METAL HAMMER

“blast beats and heavy, squealing guitars — all done at breakneck speed…this death-metal band is for real” – PHOENIX NEW TIMES

Jun 16 Exhaus, “Summer Blast Fest” Trier
Jun 17 AJZ, “Never Say Die! – Heet Seeker Fest” Chemnitz
Jun 18 Progresja Warsaw
Jun 19 SO36, “Never Say Die!-Heat Seeker Fest” Berlin
Jun 20 Alter Stattbahnhof, “Never Say Die!-Heet Seeker Fest” Schweinfurt
Jun 21 De Helling Utrecht
Jun 22 Gysenberg Halle, “Pressure Fest” Herne

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