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Superjoint (formerly known as Superjoint Ritual) was resurrected in the summer of 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier.
At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Suoperjoint founders Philip H. Anselmo, Jimmy Bower, and Kevin Bond joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José "Blue" Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power).
After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application." Set for release on November 11th, 2016 via Anselmo's own Housecore Records, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" was captured at Nodferatu's Lair and marks the band's first new output since 2003's "Lethal Dose Of American Hatred."
Produced by Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan, and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" remains true to Superjoint's original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst. More...
Elliott of LittlePunkPeople got to hang with Phil Anselmo for a little while at the Monster Mania convention in NJ and they had a great time talking about Phil's upcoming Superjoint Ritual release, his project with Bill Moseley, his favorite horror movie character of all time, Dimebag Darrell, ghosts, farts, and more.
Philip H. Anselmo brought his third installment of his Housecore Horror Film Festival to San Antonio this year. Many hearts were heavy as this was the first festival that founder Corey Mitchell didn’t have his thumb under. Mitchell died at the end of last year’s festival.
The first two years were held at Emo’s and Midway Field house in Austin. This time the Aztec Theater and Korova hosted the metallic mayhem. Less than a block down the street the film festival occupied the 7th floor of the Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk. The Korova is a few blocks further. All venues took place in San Antonio’s historic river walk district. When not accosting their ear drums with brutal metal, fans, especially those from out of state, took a stroll down the River Walk. Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust was one of those fans in attendance. More...
Tomorrow night, Philip H. Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Fest will pillage its way through San Antonio. This year's multi-stage gore gala will take place at the Aztec Theater, The Korova and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel on November 13th -15th, 2015 with a Thursday night pre-party on November 12th.
The fest boasts three film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings, the return of The Masters Of Metal And Horror panel with special appearances from performing bands and legendary filmmakers throughout the weekend.
For the onscreen carnage cravers, this year's edition of HHF includes 80 soul-severing movies screenings throughout the weekend including 45 independent films from around the globe as well as some of Anselmo's personal favorites. For a detailed 2015 film screening list visit this location.
Easily its most maniacal bill yet, this year's music lineup includes King Diamond performing 1987 quintessential second full-length, "Abigail," in its harrowing entirety, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, every member of Down playing in their own separate bands (Superjoint, Eyehategod, Corrosion Of Conformity, Honky and Gasmiasma) and so many more. The full lineup consists of: More...
Glenn Danzig started his Blackest of the Black tour over a decade ago in 2003. I caught it first in 2005 when he toured with Mortiis, Behemoth (among others) and what I believe was the first appearance of Doyle performing Misfits songs with Danzig. While this year’s lineup isn’t the “blackest,” that distinction goes to the last Blackest of the Black tour in 2010 when he took out Marduk and Possessed, Superjoint and Prong were solid acts nonetheless at this showing at Stubb’s in Austin.
Although they don’t carry the name recognition of a Phil Anselmo or Tommy Victor, openers Witch Mountain put on an impressive performance. The Portland-based doom act were in the news a year ago when longtime singer Uta Plotkin left the group and they hired 19-year-old Kayla Dixon as replacement. Dixon’s performance certainly showed she was up for the task this night. Her range was excellent. Whether she sang in a soaring almost R & B type voice or a death metal growl, her vocals were spot on. The rest of the band’s tones sounded great in their down tempo dirges. Even though there was only about 50 people in the crowd during their set, those in attendance seemed to show their approval. Touring with a big name like Danzig has to be doing wonders for their career.
In addition to the previously announced dates as direct support on Danzig's annual Blackest Of The Black tour this fall, reanimated metal legion Superjoint confirms five additional headlining shows in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia and California.
Supplementary headlining performances will also be announced in the coming weeks. For now, see a full listing of dates below.
Slated to commence on October 3 in Tempe, Arizona and run through October 31 in Los Angeles, California, the Blackest Of The Black gala will quake eighteen cities with an included stop at this year's edition of Rock And Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Additional support will be provided by Veil Of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain. The tour also serves as a precursor to Superjoint's appearance at the third annual Housecore Horror Fest in November. Catch these upcoming Superjoint 2015 tour dates: More...
Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour dates this coming October will feature Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong, and Witch Mountain.
The trek runs from October 2nd through Halloween and will hit the following cities and venues:
10/2 Sat - Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/5 Mon - Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
10/7 Wed - Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/9 Fri - New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
10/11 Sun - Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/12 Mon - Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
10/14 Wed - Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/16 Fri - Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/17 Sat - Worcester, MA 'rock & Shock' The Palladium
10/18 Sun - Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/20 Tues - Portland, ME State Theatre
10/21 Wed - Nyc, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/23 Fri - Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/24 Sat - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/25 Sun - Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/27 Tues - Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
10/29 Thur - San Jose, CA City National Civic
10/31 Sat - Halloween Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre
This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!
Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!
And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.
Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."
Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...
Unless you happen to be one of those smart or lucky folks who has nothing to do with Facebook, you've no doubt seen your friends and family throw down over whether or not people should keep displaying the Confederate flag in America.
The controversy erupted when Dylann Roof was arrested for gunning down nine African Americans in a church and photos surfaced of him waving the flag.
That controversy has now hit the music world, with Ted Nugent and conservative rocker Kid Rock teaming up to write a pro-Confederacy song titled "Kiss My Rebel Ass."
It seems even metal isn't immune to the debate, as in an interview with Hard Rock Haven, Philip Anselmo (Down, Superjoint Ritual, Pantera) was asked about the flag appearing on album covers. Excerpts from the chat follow.
HRH: Well I’ve got a question for you that might be an awkward one, but the cover of "Use Once and Destroy" and a lot of Pantera’s merchandise has the Confederate flag on it. What’s your take on all this business…the backlash against the flag? More...
Read the full article at Hard Rock Haven.
The grindcore/death instigators from Fulgora - a mutinous collective uniting members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Dying Fetus - were recently added to a pair of dates on the forthcoming It Takes Guts tour featuring reactivated metal giants, Superjoint.
Fulgora will be crumbling the stages of the tour's Poughkeepsie, New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania stops on July 17th and 18th respectively. Additional support will be provided by labelmates King Parrot and Child Bite.
Watch Superjoint frontman/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo's comment on the band's inclusion via a video transmission below. See Fulgora live:
7/17/2015 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
9/12/2015 Full Terror Assault - Cave-In-Rock, IL More...
American metal icons Superjoint (formerly Superjoint Ritual) will embark on the band's first tour in over a decade.
Presented by frontman Philip H. Anselmo's own Housecore Records, The "It Takes Guts" summer takeover will commence on July 10th in Oklahoma City and ravage its way through thirteen U.S. cities with additional dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Support will be provided by punk metal/noise rock misfits, Child Bite, and Australian grind miscreants, King Parrot, both members of the Housecore Records family.
Now featuring Anselmo (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Pantera et al), guitarists Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) and Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power), the long-anticipated trek follows Superjoint's crushing performance closing out the second stage of last year's edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest. More...
A good night’s sleep and mild weather helped me catch a second wind on the fifth consecutive day of metal concerts. I watched NWOBHM legends Satan at Beerland on Wednesday, the day before HHFF kick-off party. The sun’s rays dimmed just a little due to Superjoint Ritual backdrop and a breeze gave us some relief while catching the bands on the Midway stage. For me, today’s activities didn’t start there, though, it started at the Grindhouse tent located around the side of Emo’s. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...
Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!
On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...
We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:
"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.
"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...
THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30
Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.
“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.
As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.
“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”
“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.
He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.
“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.
“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”
We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.
I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.
The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.
Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...
Phil Anselmo, the vocalist of New Orleans based supergroup Down and former singer of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, has posted a video message online in which he offers his condolences to Gwar, after the recent death of their guitarist Cory Smoot, who passed away in his bunk on November 3rd. You can check out the video below. A memorial service for Smoot will take place tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA. The service begins at 4pm and is open to the public. More...
With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank3, is coming out swinging this year with the release of four records on September 6th, 2011.
The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre - a familiar theme that Hank3 fans have embraced for years. "Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown," a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank3's trademark hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence and an ambient, lonesome mood - and a few very special guests.
Two more releases are "Attention Deficient Domination" and "3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin" which are described as "intensely metal-driven records" on which Hank3 plays all instruments. "Attention Deficit Domination" is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending "Cattle Core" sound, featuring Hank3's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.
All three projects were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank3's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville - a fitting place since the town has never really known what to do with this grandson of the American icon. He finally parted ways with Curb Records January 1.
"I have musical freedom. I'm able to say 'Here's my record' and I don't have to go through a million different channels just to put out a song," he says. "It's all me now." More...
Arson Anthem, the band featuring former Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and current Down frontman Phil Anselmo, along with Hank Williams III (also formerly of Superjoint Ritual), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod, Outlaw Order) and Colin Yeo of Ponykiller fame, has announced that they will be releasing their debut full length album, "Insecurity Notoriety" on October 12th through Anselmo's Housecore Records.
Anselmo comments: "I'm not sure what it is... but when Hank III, Colin, Mike and I get into "Arson" mode, time stops. We know the mission is to write unforgiving hardcore inspired by a slew of '80's bands... but the result is its own animal, yet not too terrible removed from the genuine article.
"With that said, Insecurity Notoriety is like listening to an old favorite blast from the skanking past... vicious, snotty, grating and anthemic! I know it's typical to call a modern-day hardcore band 'fresh' or 'different', especially when it's your band, but... it is! This effort makes our first EP sound like child's play, as it should. Play it over and over! Piss everyone off!"