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Superjoint

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

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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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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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Superjoint Adds More Tour Dates

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...

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Danzig Announces Tour With Superjoint, Prong

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

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

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...

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Philip Anselmo Discusses Confederate Flag

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.

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Fulgora Added To Superjoint Shows

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...

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Superjoint Announces "It Takes Guts" Summer Tour

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...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 3

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...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

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...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

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...

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