And bassist Nick Schendzielos is out of Job For a Cowboy. But hold your horses, it’s only temporary, and Job For A Cowboy is still going to play the Summer Slaughter tour with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore.
The lineup change was caused by Schendzielos’ girlfriend getting into an accident on her scooter, which landed her in the ICU for a week and will require the Cowboy bassist’s full attention for another couple of weeks to come. As unfortunate as this is, it might be fun to see the band with their temporary replacement bassist: Mike “Gunface” McKenzie, guitarist for The Red Chord, is picking up the bass guitar and will support the band during the upcoming live gigs supporting their record “Democracy” which was released earlier this year.
Schendzielos now expressed his sorrow over the unfortunate incident as well as his gratitude for McKenzie filling in in a press statement:
Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!
McKenzie, too, seems excited, despite the circumstances leading up to the live collaboration being rather undesirable:
I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.
The Summer Slaughter tour is set to commence next week in Los Angeles, you will find a full list of tour dates in this article.