Charn-JFACJust last week Job For A Cowboy revealed they were hard at work on a new album. As it turns out, they’re also in need of a new drummer, as Jon “The Charn” Rice has left the Arizona deathcore group.

Rice gave Metal Sucks the following statement announcing his departure:

“As of this past August, I have decided to part ways with Job for a Cowboy. There are a few reasons for this, none of which I’m going to get into.

That being said, I have no intentions of stopping touring or playing. I honestly love to tour and play live with new people, so I look forward to playing in new musical arenas in the future.

The dudes and I are on very good terms with this and they understand the decision. They have a new record in the making and I’m extremely excited to hear it.

Thanks again to everyone.”

We can only speculate what reasons were behind his split, though it’s interesting to hear that this happened as far back as August (just after the band’s stint on Mayhem Fest). But this certainly isn’t the first time Job For A Cowboy parted ways with a member. In fact, Rice became Job For A Cowboy’s third drummer when he joined in 2007. No word on who will take over drum duties for Job For A Cowboy yet.

[photo via Maclyn Bean]