Interview: Nick Schendzielos (Bass) of Job for A Cowboy (Video/Audio)

The iconic extreme experimental death metal line-up of Job For A Cowboy had some long-awaited unfinished business. After nearly nine long years of silence, they have awoken from their slumber, forging Moon Healer, the follow-up to their previous landmark album, Sun Eater. The new album will be released on February 23rd, 2024, via Metal Blade Records.

Concerning Moon Healer, we said:

Though let’s clear something up, this is not just a Job for A Cowboy nostalgia run, I don’t think the band would have bothered if they didn’t have anything fresh to bring to the table. Especially as nine years is a very long time in music, and the metal world has been constantly moving forward. So, it is delightful to find Job for A Cowboy stepping up in so many areas to tower above many a pretender of the technical and progressive death metal sound. If you’re hoping this album is as challenging as it is savage, you’re in luck, because Moon Healer is undeniably this, and so much more.

Read our full review here.

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We spoke to bassist Nick Schendzielos about the new album, the past decade and how Job for A Cowboy reached this point, nostalgia and its dangers, moving forward and being fresh, the power of the bass, and so much more.

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