It's been a long wait, but Job For A Cowboy has announced their first record in 10 years Moon Healer for February 23! Job For A Cowboy is now streaming the second single "The Forever Rot", which you can check out in all its mid-paced crushing glory below.
But where the hell has Job For A Cowboy been for the past decade? Vocalist Jonny Davy explains: "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." He added, "Everything lined up for us to collaborate on a new project together; it was time to cross the threshold for something new."
Moon Healer was recorded with producer Jason Suecof (Death Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide) at his Audiohammer Studios. "We've gone through this same ritual with Jason for a multitude of reasons. But the most obvious one is that he's a masterful songwriter, guitar player, and even vocalist. He has an ear for ideas that very few seemingly have. He totally understands where we're coming from as a band," said Davy.
Moon Healer is also the first Job For A Cowboy album to feature session drummer Navene Koperweis, who Davy previously worked with in the progressive death metal side project Fleshwrought. On the concept of Moon Healer, Davy said it's all about a close friend who became disconnected from reality throughout the abuse of hallucinogenic drugs.
"On Moon Healer, we explore a concept centered around a close friend who embarked on a relentless quest for profound enlightenment through the incessant abuse of hallucinogenic drugs, leading to a severe disconnection from reality due to the toll it took on their mental health.
"The song 'The Forever Rot' touches on their beliefs that human evolution and development have somehow led to the restriction of perceiving otherworldly or inter-dimensional realities and religious entities. It delves into their disconnection from the physical world and the notion that true vitality may be found in the ability to self-destruct and recreate. That some of the drugs they consumed opened these realities that evolution has closed the door on."
Moon Healer is available for pre-order here.