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Superjoint

Formed: 1992
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Superjoint News

Below is our complete Superjoint news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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DevilDriver Announces Tour With Superjoint

Southern California groove metal band DevilDriver is teaming up with the one and only Superjoint for a new U.S. tour this fall. Support on the tour will come from King Parrot, Cane Hill, and Child Bite. This trek begins September 23rd in Austin, TX and runs through October 20th in Orlando, FL. A complete list of dates can be found below.

DevilDriver mastermind Dez Fafara cannot wait to hit the road longtime friends Superjoint again and comments: "They say lightning doesn't strike twice?! That's complete bullshit! If you live in the United States of America get fucking ready!

"SuperJoint was DevilDriver's first tour and one of the most memorable tours of my life time and now We are gearing up to do it again on 'The Broken Bones Tour'! Philip Anselmo has been a long time brother and celebrating the Fall season with this combination will be a night to remember for sure! This is the show you gotta be at this Fall so come join SuperJoint, DevilDriver and all the bands on this bill for a Heavy Night Out! See you in the pit!"

Before the run with Superjoint kicks off, DevilDriver will be on a headline jaunt this August and September featuring special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch. More...

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Superjoint Kicking Off New Tour

The anticipated second leg of Superjoint's "Caught Up In The Gears" U.S. live takeover will commence this Friday, April 21st in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, coming to a close on May 14th in Dallas, Texas.

Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January.

Comments Superjoint frontman Philip H. Anselmo, "It is our pleasure to be playing a show near you this April and May with Battlecross and Child Bite. Come as you are, bring a guest, spread the word! Let the generations unite! So much love to all the incredibly awesome Superjoint fans out there!"

In related news, Supoerjoint will appear at the first annual Metal Maya event, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29th - November 2nd at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. More...

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1st Annual Metal Maya Destination Fest Announced

ASK4 Entertainment - the creator and producer of ShipRocked - announces the first annual Metal Maya, a 4-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29th - November 2nd at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (also known as Day Of The Dead and “Hanal Pixán” to the Mayans of Yucatan Peninsula) and will feature performances from a dozen bands in a tropical paradise.

The initial music lineup includes Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Death Angel, Otep, and Tim “Ripper” Owens, with more bands to be announced. The Metal Allegiance band will include Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), and more special guests.

Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM’s own Jose Mangin. Packages start at $1399 per person and go on sale Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 PM ET at this location. More...

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Superjoint Announces New Tour

Superjoint will take on part two of the "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" U.S. live takeover next month. The tour will make its way west from San Antonio, Texas in mid-April through mid-May with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January. See all confirmed performances below.

Superjoint recently played the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who underwent a liver transplant last December. More...

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Bill & Phil Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Bill & Phil (Down, Superjoint etc.) - featuring Phil Anselmo and actor/musician Bill Moseley ("House Of 1000 Corpses" etc.) - debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut EP "Songs Of Darkness And Despair", which will arrive in stores this Friday, January 20th.

Check out now "Songs Of Darkness And Despair" in its entirety below.

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Mike IX Williams Benefit Show Details Revealed

EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.

The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EyeHateGod test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EyeHateGod's set. Don't miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering. See day-to-day lineups below: More...

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Child Bite Comments On Superjoint Tour

Motor City noise rock collective Child Bite will kick off 2017 with a seventeen-date U.S. tour supporting label mates Superjoint. The band's latest journey will commence on January 12th and run through February 3rd and features additional support from fellow Detroit thrashers Battlecross.

Additionally, Child Bite will perform at the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who successfully underwent a liver transplant late last month.

Comments Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight: "We are honored to the core of our miserable existence to go on tour again with Phil, Jimmy, Kevin, Stephen, and Joey a.k.a., Super-fucking-joint. What they see in us, we may never know. Surprisingly, we've only played with Battlecross once ever, even though we both 'hail' from the Metro Detroit area. They look like a bunch of sweet peas so I'm sure we'll get along. So yeah... Let's have fun and do irreparable damage to our bodies and reputations on this outing, ok?" More...

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Just For Fun

Phil Anselmo Reads Sesame Street

Tuck the children in, because Philip Anselmo is about to put them to sleep with this dramatic reading of Sesame Street classic "The Monster at the End of This Book."

Phil is about to hit the road with a re-activated Superjoint on the 12th (see full dates here) and his black metal project Scour was named one of our best metal newcomers of 2016.

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Superjoint Kicking Off Tour With Battlecross

Superjoint will kick of the New Year with part one of a U.S. headlining tour. The band's latest journey, and first in support of recently issued "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" full-length album, will commence on January 12th and run through February 3rd with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit.

Additionally, Superjoint will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who underwent a liver transplant last month. More...

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Superjoint Announces U.S. Tour

Superjoint will kick of the new year with part one of a U.S. headlining tour. The band's latest journey is set to commence on January 12th and runs through February 4th with additional dates to be announced.

Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit.

Additionally, Superjoint will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event set up for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who's currently awaiting a liver transplant.

1/12/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
1/13/2017 Scout Bar - Houston, TX [
1/14/2017 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
1/17/2017 George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
1/19/2017 The Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
1/20/2017 Big Shots - Valparaiso, IN
1/21/2017 Oddbody's - Dayton, OH
1/22/2017 The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
1/24/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall - Louisville, KY
1/25/2017 The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
1/27/2017 House Of Music & Ent. - Arlington Heights, IL
1/28/2017 Pop's Concert Venue - Sauget, IL
2/3-5/2017 For The Sick Benefit For Mike IX @ Siberia More...

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Sunday Old School: Superjoint Ritual

Some musicians seemingly can't stay still for a minute. Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury for example, has also been involved with such bands as Meathook Seed, Blood From The Soul, Venemous Concept and Brujeria amongst others, while Mike Patton, famous for his vocal duties for Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, has also taken part in projects such as, Fantômas Peeping Tom and Tomahawk, in addition to a lengthy list of other groups. Another of these musicians, is former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, known also for his work with Down, Viking Crown, Christ Inversion and today's featured band, Superjoint.

Superjoint was formed under the name Superjoint Ritual in 1993 by Anselmo, along with Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower with the trio soon to be joined by Hank Williams III. The quartet were mostly influenced by hardcore punk such as Black Flag and Minor Threat, though a trace of black metal can also be heard in their sound too, with the band taking particular inspiration from Venom and Darkthrone, with the latter providing the name Superjoint Ritual via a line in their song, "The Pagan Winter." More...

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Superjoint Posts New Video

This past Friday, Superjoint unleashed the debauched "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" full-length album (still streaming in full here).

The band's first proper studio offering in over a decade, the thirty-eight-minute punisher spews forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst (check out our review).

A new video for "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" was captured at various locations in Louisiana including the historic district of Old Kenner, the Blue Nile in New Orleans, and the Housecore compound.

The clip was directed by Kate Richardson courtesy of Housecore Records, and shot and edited by Mike Holderbeast with production by Carolyn Babauta. Elaborates Superjoint's Philip H. Anselmo cryptically, "The video is supposed to be as ridiculously abstract as the song itself. But regardless, it makes its ridiculous point(s) dreadfully well." More...

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Superjoint Streaming Full New Album

The wait is finally over: today marks the official release of "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application," Superjoint's first new full-length in over a decade (reviewed here).

An acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, hostile, New Orleans-style angst, the follow-up to 2003's "Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" was captured at the famed Nodferatu's Lair. You can now stream all the tracks below as the album sees release today.

Superjoint will level the stage of Gas Monkey Live in Dallas this Saturday for an official record release show and only U.S. appearance of 2016. Support will be provided by Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, and Protest. More...

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Superjoint Streams New Album's Title Song

In less than two weeks, Superjoint will unleash the sonic deviance of the "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" full-length. Captured at the famed Nodferatu's Lair, the eleven-track recording marks the band's first new output since 2003's "Lethal Dose Of American Hatred."

Produced by Superjoint co-founder Philip H. Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan, and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sounds, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" spews forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.

As a precursor to the record's official unveiling, today the rabid sounds of title track "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" comes online. Reflects Anselmo, "The title track pretty much sums up the overall feel of the LP. It speaks for itself, loudly, clearly, and passionately, whatever a person's definition of that would be. Let the music do the talking and shape the lyrics to fit your own life." More...

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Superjoint Is Going To "Ruin You" With New Song

In less than a month, Superjoint will unleash the punishing wares of the "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" full-length album. Captured at Nodferatu's Lair, the eleven-track offering marks the band's first new output since 2003's "Lethal Dose Of American Hatred."

Produced by Superjoint o-founder Philip H. Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan, and mastered by Scott Hull 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.

In advance of its release, today new song "Ruin You" comes online. States Anselmo of the track, "This song is an example of how a basic, rock-driven song can still be a powerful thing, in musical standards and lyrical content as well." More...

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Superjoint Streaming New Song

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...

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12 Year Old Interviews Phil Anselmo

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.

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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day One

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...

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Housecore Horror Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

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...

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Danzig Brings Blackest of the Black To Austin

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.

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