Job For a Cowboy’s Moon Healer Earns #7 Spot On Billboard Current Rock Albums Chart

Moon Healer, the latest full-length from experimental/progressive death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY, shattered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #13 position on the Current Hard Music Albums chart, #7 on the Current Rock Albums chart, #7 on the Current Digital Albums chart, and more! See the record’s global chart positions below.

Released on February 23rd via Metal Blade Records, JOB FOR A COWBOY’s Moon Healer marks the iconic outfit’s first new full-length in a decade. Like the band’s critically adored, 2014-released Sun Eater offering, Moon Healer is musically multifaceted, unabashedly brutal, and compellingly conceptual. Featuring a newly refreshed and reinspired lineup of frontman and co-founder Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and drummer (since 2020) Navene Koperweis, the band seamlessly picks up the mantle where Sun Eater left off.

Compared to past offerings, Moon Healer is as bone-crushing as JOB FOR A COWBOY has ever been. But it’s more consistent and conceptual, composed with the utmost enthusiasm and confidence. “The evolution of our sound has become a big part of the band,” Davy says. “As we mature as musicians, our tastes and interests naturally expand. With age comes more experience and ideas that we wouldn’t have considered in our earlier years.”

When discussing the lyrical genesis of songs like “Grinding Wheels Of Ophanim,” “Into The Crystalline Crypts,” and “Beyond The Chemical Doorway,” Davy’s writing gets cryptic and elliptical-sounding, part Philip K. Dick, part Timothy Leary. “I envision this as a death metal album born from the mystical confines of an alchemist’s laboratory. The music acts as potent potions, inducing hallucinogenic journeys that unlock the secrets of the universe.”

Moon Healer was produced by Jason Suecof (Death Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide) at his Audiohammer Studios, mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions and includes artwork and layout by Tony Koehl at Sketch the Soul. It’s also the first JOB FOR A COWBOY album to feature session drummer Navene Koperweis (ex-Animosity).  

Moon Healer is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Preview and purchase the record at