Superjoint Ritual

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Superjoint Ritual
Phil Anselmo.jpg
Phil Anselmo performing with Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest in July 7, 2004
Background information
GenresGroove metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal
Years active1993–2004, 2014
LabelsSanctuary
Associated actsDown, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Hank Williams III
MembersPhil Anselmo
Jimmy Bower
Kevin Bond
Past membersMichael Haaga
Joe Fazzio
Hank Williams III
Marzi Montazerizax
 
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Superjoint Ritual
Phil Anselmo.jpg
Phil Anselmo performing with Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest in July 7, 2004
Background information
GenresGroove metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal
Years active1993–2004, 2014
LabelsSanctuary
Associated actsDown, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Hank Williams III
MembersPhil Anselmo
Jimmy Bower
Kevin Bond
Past membersMichael Haaga
Joe Fazzio
Hank Williams III
Marzi Montazerizax

Superjoint Ritual was an American metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. Their style can be considered a mix of Pantera's style of groove metal and hardcore punk. A small trace of black metal can be heard too. Bands like Venom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Voivod, and Darkthrone have been noted as influences also. The name Superjoint Ritual comes from a lyric in the Darkthrone song "The Pagan Winter". According to Bower, Anselmo wrote 70-80% of the group's music.

Despite their early '90s establishment, it wasn't until a decade later, after the folding of Pantera, that the group recorded any albums. It was then that Superjoint Ritual garnered significant TV exposure on programs such as MTV2's Headbangers Ball and Fuse TV's Uranium.

However, the group's time in the spotlight would prove short lived. A dispute between Anselmo and Fazzio led to the band's eventual split in late 2004, which was confirmed by both Hank Williams III and Jimmy Bower.

It was confirmed that they will have a reunion at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas October 23rd-26th 2014. For legal reasons, the band will perform under name Superjoint.[1]

Also confirmed is that they will be performing as "Superjoint" again at Hellfest Open Air 2015.[2]

Members[edit]

Current members
Previous members
Live musicians

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US
[3]
US Indie
[4]
UK
[5]
2002Use Once and Destroy875145
2003A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
  • Release date: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
552135

Singles[edit]

YearSingleAlbum
2002"The Alcoholik"Use Once and Destroy
"Fuck Your Enemy"
2003"Dress Like a Target"A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
"Waiting for the Turning Point"

Videography[edit]

DVDs[edit]

YearAlbum details
2002Live in Dallas, TX
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
2004Live at CBGBs
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary Records

Music videos[edit]

YearSingle
2002"The Alcoholik"
"Fuck Your Enemy"
2004"Waiting for the Turning Point"
"Dress Like a Target"

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