Award-winning Glendale, AZ heavy music powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) has completed work on its hotly-anticipated sophomore album, entitled Ruination. The record will see a July 7, 2009 North American release date via Metal Blade Records.

The brand new JFAC song “Unfurling a Darkened Gospel” has been posted online today and is available to stream now at this location. The album’s cover art and full color booklet have also been made available for viewing at the landing page. The striking, quasi-conceptual motif was designed by Brent Elliott White and takes its inspiration from JOB FOR A COWBOY front man Jonny Davy’s album lyrics and concepts. Topics addressed by the album’s schema revolve around modern day worldwide dilemmas and controversial issues including “Propaganda in the main stream media and television, humanitarian rights of Northern Korea, the modern genocidal government of Nubia, the use of torture in American military tactics, overruling by world governments and Police states / Martial law”.

JOB FOR A COWBOY’s Ruination is available for pre-order now at this location. Upon the release of the album, the quintet will hit the road as one of the featured acts of the 2009 “ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival” alongside Slayer, Marilyn Manson and more. The 27-date North American march is slated to launch on July 10 in Sacramento, CA.

In additional JFAC news, the band will shoot its first music video from Ruination – for the new song “Regurgitated Disinformation” — on Saturday, June 6 in Philadelphia, PA and is inviting fans to attend and be a part of the event. Presented by R5 Productions & 94 WYSP/Rockers, the JFAC shoot will take place in Philly’s First Unitarian Church beginning at 8:00 PM EDT. Downloadable vouchers for the video shoot / live performance will cost just .94 cents and are available now at this location. In addition to the video shoot, the evening will include a full live set from both JOB FOR A COWBOY and a “special guest” opening act.

The event voucher will be exchanged for an “admission wristband” on the day of the show. Wristbands will be issued on a first come, first serve basis starting at 12 PM (noon) on June 6 at the main entrance of The First Unitarian Church and will only be available to those who purchased the voucher in advance. The wristband will guarantee admission to the show that evening as well as both a special meet and greet with JFAC and a limited edition poster that includes a promo code to download a special digital Metal Blade sampler featuring new music from Job for a Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth and more. Fans who arrive too late to receive wristbands will still be able to partake in the meet and greet and receive the poster with digital sampler promo code. Full details on the event can be found at this location.

JOB FOR A COWBOY features front man Jonny Davy, guitarists Bobby Thompson and Al Glassman, bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Jon “The Charn” Rice.

JOB FOR A COWBOY tour dates: June 6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church (* JFAC video shoot presented by WYSP)

* As part of the 2009 ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival

July 10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
July 14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
July 17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
July 18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
July 19 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
July 21 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
July 25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
July 26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
July 29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
July 31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
August 2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
August 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
August 9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
August 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
August 14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
August 15 Dallas, TX Center