Job For a Cowboy are back in the saddle. The deathcore pioneers-turned-tech-death stalwarts have dropped a new song called "The Agony Seeping Storm," marking their first piece of new music since 2014's Sun Eater LP.
The band famously broke metal message boards in the mid-2000s when they dropped 2005's contentious Doom EP, a crucial deathcore text that launched the polarizing genre into high-gear and made Job For a Cowboy poster children of the new sound.
From there, the band heel-turned into a more traditional tech-death sound, which they've returned to again on "The Agony Seeping Storm." It's got tons of flashy riffage, several proggy compositional switch-ups, and frontman Jonny Davy's signature serpentine shrieks.
Listen above via YouTube.
The song is the first single from JFAC's fifth album, which is expected to arrive in 2024 via Metal Blade.
"The concept was inspired by a close friend who embarked on a relentless quest for profound enlightenment through the incessant abuse of hallucinogenic drugs," Davy said of the forthcoming album's theme. "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."
Stay tuned for more info on the new album.