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Superjoint Ritual

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

Latest Superjoint Ritual News

Below is our complete Superjoint Ritual 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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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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Vehemence Announce 2004 Tour Plans

Vehemence is embarking on some upcoming touring in support for their newest album called "Helping The World To See" released April 6, 2004.

Dates are announced below:
Jul. 30 - El Paso, TX - The Key Lounge
Jul. 31 - Juarez, Mexico - Planet Rock
Aug. 02 – Houston, TX- Engine Room
Aug. 03 – TBA
Aug. 04 - TBA
Aug. 05 - Harlingen, TX - Smiley's Ballroom
Aug. 06 - TBA
Aug. 07 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
Aug. 19 – Phoenix, AZ - The Mason Jar
Sept. 10 – Texas – TBA
Sept. 11 – Houston, TX – Texas Murder Fest
Sept. 12 – Dallas, TX – DFW Metal Fest

TBA dates are unconfirmed off-Ozzfest dates with Superjoint Ritual & Devildriver. Vehemence will be on tour with Vital Remains for one week at the end of August. Another upcoming tour in the beginning of September will include a tour with Crematorium, All Shall Perish, and Animosity. Vehemence will be supporting the Mortician and Akercoke full U.S. tour in mid September through October. A European tour is also being arranged by Bruchstein Tours for April 2005 with Abscess. More dates and info will be available on www.vehemence.com.

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Ozzfest Report - July 18 in Bristow, VA

On Sunday, July 18, 2004 I enjoyed one of the best Ozzfests I've witnessed at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia, despite a day that started off pretty bad. To put it all in perspective, I'll start at the beginning. I awoke to prepare for the day and immediately noticed that my right eye which was slightly irritated the day before was swollen half shut. After 30 minutes or so of being awake, I was developing a serious headache from the pressure of my swollen eyelid being open. Although I had fully intended to arrive at Ozzfest by 9:30 and see every band perform, I quickly resigned to going in to the hospital to have my eye checked out. The decision was an easy one because the headache was already terrible and I could only imagine the situation worsening throughout the day as dust, rain, sweat, and/or sun screen got into my eyes.

After two hours in the hospital to get some antibiotic eye drops, I was on my way. One side effect of the eye infection was that I was forced to wear glasses instead of contacts, which totally sucks - it's kind of hard to headbang with glasses on.

Factoring in travel time, I arrived at Ozzfest just two hours into the show. The weather was overcast and comfortably cool 70's. They were calling for a 60% chance of rain, but the weather was holding, despite passing through some rain on the drive to Bristow. More...

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Official Pigstock Website Updated

The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.

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Aggressive Music Festival Video Posted Online

Albany's Capital News 9 has posted a two-minute video report from this weekend's Aggressive Music Festival, which featured performances from a number of national heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Superjoint Ritual, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed and Life Of Agony. Watch the video here.

Around 4,000 music fans from the Capital Region and as far away as California packed the Glens Falls Civic Center for the festival, which was organized in part by Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta. Back in May, a group of local people went around getting residents in the Glens Falls area to sign petitions (watch video here) against the concert due to some of the groups' questionable lyrics. But organizers, bands and fans said there's nothing wrong with this type of music.

Promoter Ted Etoll said, "They took one little isolated lyrical content and made everybody here to look like demons, which they aren't."

Mark Wellington of Queensbury said, "You know a lot of people were shaky about having guys like us come up here and have a festival, but overall it's just fans coming to listen to good music."

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SJR Plan European Tour With SOAD

Kevin Bond spoke out at Ozzfest 2004 in Bristow, Virginia, and stated that the band (Superjoint Ritual) are planning to head to Europe with System of a Down for a full length tour.

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Photos Of Ozzfest In New York July 14

Ozzfest 2004 made its way through Wantagh, New York this past Wednesday, July 14 where such bands as Judas Priest, Slayer, Black Label Society and Dimmu Borgir performed at the Jones Beach Amphitheater. Check out the pictures here.

A detailed review of the concert is available at MTV here.

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Ozzfest Report - 12 July in Mansfield, MA

So, after quite some time and many doubts I have finally decided to share my thoughts about this year's Ozzfest. Actually, it's my first time on this festival since I'm from Europe and I've only been living in U.S. for two years now. Please, do consider this as you read along :)

I got to the Tweeter Center around 10:15 in the morning. Being my first time there, I wasn't sure how the whole thing was gonna go. The first thing that looked very weird were all those people on the parking lot who had brought BBQs and coolers and were hanging out by their cars. Very American, I thought. More...

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Sabbath, Priest, Slayer Teach Heavy Metal 101

Jon Wiederhorn recounts Wednesday's Ozzfest at the Jones Beach Amphitheater in an article entitled 'Sabbath, Priest, Slayer Teach Heavy Metal 101 At Ozzfest '04' on VH1.com. Here are some highlights:

When a guy in the next row throws up on the seat in front of him and passes out on it, and when two girls 10 feet away lift their tops and make out, and it all happens before 7 p.m., you know you must be at Ozzfest.

And speaking of Superjoint Ritual singer Phil Anselmo:

The singer repeatedly urged fans to stand up and threatened to beat up anyone who remained seated, and when someone in the crowd shouted out the name of his old band, things got ugly. "Pantera's dead," Anselmo replied. "You can boo all you want, it's a waste of breath."

Read the full article at VH1.com.

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Lots More Ozzfest Setlists

Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this years Ozzfest. Here they are so far:

ATREYU
Bleeding Mascara
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black

GOD FORBID
Force Fed
Anti Hero
Better Days
Broken Promise More...

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Phil Anselmo Speaks Out About Superjoint Ritual

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to the Boston Herald about his current band's place in the heavy metal genre.

"There's no band like us right now. Everybody sounds the same, you know," Anselmo said. "There needs to be, for the newer kids, a true hardcore band for them to get into."

The demise of PANTERA is a sore subject with Anselmo, as is the disbanding of his other band, DOWN.

"I'm not really one to live in the past or glorify what I've done in the past," he said.

"(SUPERJOINT) has rejuvenated my attitude, my style and how I feel about music. I'm doing it to have fun for me,"' he explained. "I've played the big stadiums. I've done all that (expletive) before. I'm not one of those people who needs completely to be this gigantic machine that sells platinum records every time and has hits on the radio. I've never needed any of that ever.

"I've been doing it for a long time. I'm physically (expletive) probably the best I've been in seven or eight years. Mentally, I'm 100 percent more at ease," he said. "Right now, SUPERJOINT is the band that I'm having the most, I guess, fun with, at least. It feels really natural."

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More Superjoint Ritual Tour Dates Released

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. tour. Support at all shows will come will come from ZEKE, with DEICIDE added to the bill from April 6 onwards. The trek is shaping up as follows:

Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's
Mar. 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Cafe
Mar. 28 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Mar. 29 – Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
Mar. 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 01 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
Apr. 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont
Apr. 03 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters
Apr. 04 – Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
Apr. 06 – Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
Apr. 07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Annies
Apr. 08 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Apr. 09 – Springfield, MO @ Rockwell
Apr. 10 – Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove
Apr. 12 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
Apr. 14 - Ft Wayne, IN @ Pierre's
Apr. 15 – Carbondale, IL @ Copper Dragon
Apr. 16 – Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens
Apr. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Apr. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Apr. 20 - Dekalb, IL @ Otto's
Apr. 21 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
Apr. 23 - Clear Lake, IA @ The Surf Ballroom
Apr. 24 - Davenport, IA @ Quad City Live
Apr. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Apr. 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Apr. 30 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
May 01 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
May 03 - New York, NY @ CBGB's
May 04 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey

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SuperJoint Ritual & Deicide Tour Dates

More dates have been announced for DEICIDE's forthcoming tour with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The trek is currently shaping up as follows:

Apr. 06 - Monkey Bar Live - Huntington, WV
Apr. 07 - Annie's - Cincinnati, OH
Apr. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
Apr. 09 - The Rockwell - Springfield, MO
Apr. 10 - Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE
Apr. 12 - Blue Note - Columbia, MO
Apr. 14 - Pierre's - Fort Wayne, IN
Apr. 15 - Copper Dragon Brewing Company - Carbondale, IL
Apr. 16 - Expo Garden Fairgrounds - Peoria, IL
Apr. 17 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Apr. 18 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Apr. 21 - Annex - Madison, WI
Apr. 27 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
Apr. 29 - Agora - Cleveland, OH

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Deicide And Superjoint Ritual Team Up For US Tour

DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: More...

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Jimmy Bower Slams Vinnie Paul And Dimebag Darrell

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower recently spoke to Rob Ridner about the war of words between SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo and his former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums).

"Fuck Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, fuck them!" Jimmy said. "They fucked me out of a deal with Randall, personally. The things they say in the press, all their facts are wrong. We never really, talked about them — we just kept touring. Since 2000 when PANTERA stopped working, Philip and I have put out three records and did about 12 tours. We did the DOWN record, did both the SUPERJOINT records and those dudes didn't do anything besides shoot their mouths off for years. Then they put out this record ('New Found Power'), which I think is a piece of shit. I know what those guys are capable of and I don't like it, to me it sounds like nu-metal. They never were underground, Phil was the most underground thing about that band (PANTERA). Phil turned those dudes onto the underground. Except for SLAYER coming to town, Dimebag didn't know anything about SLAYER. It's just crazy how the press and everything have their facts just so fucking wrong. I try to keep my mouth shut though."

"With regards to the musical direction on SUPERJOINT's upcoming third album, Bower said, "If I had things my way, I would have it go even more towards an old BLACK FLAG sound. I think the new record is going to go that way anyhow. The new record is going to be killer man. Everybody has had a chance to chill out and just write their own stuff. We haven't really gotten together and fed off the chemistry, because the chemistry of this band is insane, it's just crazy. SUPERJOINT is one of the craziest bands I've ever played in. Philip is the best arranger I've ever met in my life. He is one of the most professional musicians I have played with in my life."

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Official Lineup For Ozzfest 2004 Announced

Ozzfest's ninth incarnation kicks off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will find Ozzy Osbourne sharing the main stage with Judas Priest, reunited with longtime singer Rob Halford; Slayer; Norwegian black metal sextet Dimmu Borgir; Black Label Society; and Superjoint Ritual, fronted by Pantera's Phil Anselmo. Fans voting on www.ozzfest.com helped choose the second-stage bands, which include Slipknot (headline the second stage), Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth. Additional artists are expected to be announced later. (UPDATE: God Forbid is also listed on the official Ozzfest site)

Twenty-six cities are scheduled for the trek, which starts on the East Coast, heads west to California, then takes the southern route back to wrap up in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 4. Tickets go on sale February 28.

Ozzfest tour dates, according to its publicists: More...

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Judas Priest And Slayer Confirmed For Ozzfest 2004

Billboard.com is reporting that SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and SLIPKNOT will join OZZY OSBOURNE as the mainstage acts on this year's Ozzfest, set to begin in early July. Details of the tour will be announced next week in Los Angeles Other bands said to be "all-but-confirmed" are: Hatebreed, Superjoint Ritual and Dimmu Borgir.

Other bands who are said to be "in-talks" with playing Ozzfest this year are as follows:
In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Fear Factory, Black Label Society, and Unearth.The official press-release for bands and dates will be announced Thursday, February 19th.

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SJR, Slipknot, First Confirmations of Ozzfest 2004

According to a source close to the band, SUPERJOINT RITUAL is confirmed for this years OZZFEST. Also, according to numerous reports, HATEBREED and SLIPKNOT have been confirmed to "Co-Headline" the second stage. Fans that have talked to Jamey Jasta directly have been told they will be playing, and will be playing before SLIPKNOT. This news was also posted in a forum on HATEBREED's official site by the admin. No official words as of yet, keep checking back for more information!

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