Job for a Cowboy Are Finally Back with New Single “The Agony Seeping Storm”


Holy shit, has it really been nine years since the last time Job for a Cowboy released new music? The band—who were a major contributor to the 2000s deathcore scene with the Doom EP—released their fourth album, Sun Eater, in 2014. New music has long been rumored but we finally get the first taste with new single “The Agony Seeping Storm.”

The new song is a logical progression from Sun Eater, which saw Job for a Cowboy carve out a unique sound within technical and progressive death metal. Speaking about the new song, singer Jonny Davy said:

“‘The Agony Seeping Storm’ gives a slice of our upcoming concept record. The concept was inspired by a close friend who embarked on a relentless quest for profound enlightenment through the incessant abuse of hallucinogenic drugs. However, as they delved deeper into their religious-like experimentation, they began exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. They came to believe that they could access an alternate, esoteric reality through hallucinogenic intoxication, where they encountered gnostic and biblical figures and imagery. These songs reflect their thoughts, ideas, and experiences.”

There’s an official video debuting at 11 a.m. EST but “The Agony Seeping Storm” has already hit digital service providers as a standalone single. They will also play their first show since 2016 at Blue Ridge Rock Fest next month.

Last time MetalSucks spoke to Job for a Cowboy, Davy discussed the band’s progression from deathcore to what they are today.

“I just look at the band as having different eras because our music has changed steadily over our career. We had our modern death-metal phase and our technical death-metal phase, and now we’re floating in this little, slight progressive tech-death thing we’ve evolved into. I don’t think we’ll ever release the same record twice.

“It’s not a knock on bands that found their formula. I think the perfect example is the Black Dahlia Murder. Everyone knows what they sound like. Everyone knows who they are. They have a sound, and they stick with it, and it’s great. They figured it out. I think with us, we like to try new things. We don’t want to get bored.”

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