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Job For A Cowboy To Release New Album “Moon Healer” In February, Stream “The Forever Rot”


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Returning technical death metal band Job For A Cowboy have just launched their second new single since 2014. That track carries the title of “The Forever Rot“. The outfit have also just officially announced a February 23rd release date for their long-awaited fifth studio album “Moon Healer“.

Recording sessions for the outing once again took place under producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide). Vocalist Jonny Davy weighed in on the band’s prolonged absence, which only finally came to an end earlier this year.

“I had to take a step back in the band for family. It was the catalyst that eventually created a fork in the road for all of us. We all drifted into our separate paths. Fatherhood, additional music projects, academic degrees, and careers outside the band took priority and life’s focus.”

As for this new record, Davy offered:

“The evolution of our sound has become a big part of the band. As we mature as musicians, our tastes and interests naturally expand. With age comes more experience and ideas that we wouldn’t have considered in our earlier years.”

He continued:

“As most bands have at one point or another found themselves in the situation of having to meet strict deadlines, this was not the case for ‘Moon Healer‘. We started laying the groundwork for this album in 2018. Being as busy as we were in life, we managed to slowly chip away. This slow pace gave us significantly more time to analyze and dissect what we were doing, which in turn helped make a better album.”

As you may have guessed from the title, the record will feature ties to the band’s previous outing, 2014’s “Sun Eater“. Davy explained:

“‘Sun Eater‘ was an arrangement of melodies inspired by a close friend of the band who lost touch with reality due to excessive hard drug use. This person was predisposed or was already experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia. They believed the drugs were providing them with eye-opening epiphanies. They believed that the drugs allowed them to cross into a reality closer to God. Likewise, they didn’t have the self-awareness that they were falling further down the depths of their own mental illness. The songs reflected the thoughts, ideas, and situations this person encountered.”

“The concepts in [‘Moon Healer‘ follow someone attempting to explore a different human existence. They considered themselves a pseudo-alchemist. They obsessed over esoteric methods to access altered states of consciousness through various pathways, including a focus on the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland within the center of the brain is believed to potentially play a role in entheogenic experiences. They cooked mind-altering consumables. But contrary to what others viewed as their descent into delusion, they were under the belief that they were unlocking the gateway to some form of profound enlightenment.”

Drummer Navene Koperweis (Entheos, etc.) handled the drumming for this new opus. Mike Caputo has been taking on the live percussion duties.

Moon Healer” track listing:

01 – “Beyond The Chemical Doorway
02 – “Etched In Oblivion
03 – “Grinding Wheels Of Ophanim
04 – “The Sun Gave Me Ashes So I Sought Out The Moon
05 – “Into The Crystalline Crypts
06 – “A Sorrow-Filled Moon
07 – “The Agony Seeping Storm
08 – “The Forever Rot

Pre-orders for the record are available now through metalblade.com.

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