Superjoint ritual

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Superjoint ritual
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General information
origin New Orleans , Louisiana , United States
Genre (s) Metalcore
founding 1993, 2014
resolution 2004
Current occupation
Phil Anselmo
Joseph Fazzio
Jimmy Bower
initially electric bass , then electric guitar
Kevin Bond
Electric bass
Hank Williams III
former members
Electric bass
Michael Haaga
Electric guitar
Maziar Montazeri

Super Joint Ritual was an American metalcore - Supergroup from New Orleans , Louisiana , which was founded in 1993, broke up in 2004 and is active again since, 2014.


Phil Anselmo live with Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest

Jimmy Bower ( Corrosion of Conformity , EyeHateGod ) and Joseph Fazzio ( Stressball ) met a few years before Superjoint Ritual was founded . After jamming together, Bower contacted Phil Anselmo ( Pantera ). In 1993 the band was founded, with Anselmo initially only playing the guitar. However, since no suitable singer was found, he took over the vocals, after which the bassist Kevin Bond ( Crowbar ) took over the electric guitar. Bower and Anselmo also knew each other through their work at Down . Anselmo was supposed to play the electric guitar on the following sound carrier in the studio, but live only limited himself to the vocals. A first demo was released in 1995, followed by a second two years later. In May 2002, the debut album Use Once and Destroy was released , with the first 2,500 copies of the album containing the demo versions of the songs Little H and Starvation Trip as a bonus. The album was recorded in an Anselmo's rehearsal room and produced by Dave Fortman , a member of Ugly Kid Joe . Michael Haaga was the bass player on the recordings. A total of around 107,000 units of the album were sold. On June 7th, a US tour began in Atlanta , Georgia with Skinlab . For 2003, an album called Striking Fear into the Enemy: A Lethal Dose of American Hatred was announced, but it was released under the name A Lethal Dose of American Hatred . Meanwhile, Hank Williams III was the new bass player in the band. In total, almost 100,000 copies of the album were sold, with more than 20,000 units being sold in the USA in the first week after its release. Various appearances followed, including a concert with Sepultura in Brooklyn . On August 15, 2003, the group began touring in Little Rock , Arkansas with Strapping Young Lad and Full Blown Chaos . In spring 2004 the band went on tour through North America with Clutch and Deicide . In May guitarist Bower stepped out briefly to play in the band Debris Inc. can. In the summer of 2004, the band took part in the Ozzfest tour, with Anselmo vomiting on stage at the first concert on July 10th in Hartford , Connecticut , and announcing that Pantera was dead. In October the DVD Live at CBGB's: Changing the Face of Music Through Through Umcomprimising Images was released via Sanctuary Records . After the murder of the Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell on December 8, 2004, Anselmo withdrew from the public. Anselmo was back on stage for the first time on August 15, 2005 when he took over the electric guitar at EyeHateGod at the CBGB . In 2004 there was also the breakup of the band due to differences of opinion between Anselmo and the other band members. At the Housecore Horror Film Fest 2014 on his label Housecore Records , Anselmo announced a reunion concert for the band. Since this festival appearance, the group has appeared again sporadically.


According to Greg Prato of Allmusic as Use Once and Destroy influences of groups like Black Flag , Righteous Pigs , Celtic Frost and Voivod on. According to Christof Leim from Metal Hammer you can hear influences from Celtic Frost, Voivod and Black Flag, as well as from Death , Thrash Metal and the NWoBHM . The "stamping sequences" in the songs would remind you of Down. He also wrote: "The record is not nested in the Prog Rock sense (and here one should think of Dillnger Escape Plan anyway rather than Dream Theater ), but simply arranged unfavorably and confusingly". According to Matthias Weckmann from Metal Hammer , the band is also very aggressive, destructive and alcoholic live, so that the DVD Live in Dallas, TX 2002 is reminiscent of Metallica's Cliff 'Em All . According to Matthias Weckmann from the band's Metal Hammer , the songs on A Lethal Dose of American Hatred are better structured than on the previous album, but they are still very aggressive. Christof Leim from Metal Hammer also described the music on the album as a mixture of hardcore punk and metal .


  • Demo Tape (1995) (Demo, 1995, self-published)
  • Demo Tape (Demo, 1997, self-published)
  • Use Once and Destroy (Album, 2002, Sanctuary Records )
  • Live in Dallas, TX 2002 (DVD, 2002, Sanctuary Records)
  • A Double Dose of American Hatred (Single, 2003, Sanctuary Records)
  • A Lethal Dose of American Hatred (album, 2003, Sanctuary Records)
  • Live at CBGB's: Changing the Face of Music Through Through Umcomprimising Images (DVD, 2004, Sanctuary Records)
  • Caught up in the Gears of Application (Album, 2016, Housecore Records )

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ A b Matthias Mineur: Superjoint ritual . Disposable packaging. In: Metal Hammer . August 2002, p. 75 .
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  4. Superjoint ritual . Fuck your enemy. In: Metal Hammer . June 2003, p. 51 .
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  6. ^ Superjoint Ritual - Use Once And Destroy. Discogs , accessed February 18, 2014 .
  7. Superjoint Ritual - A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Discogs, accessed February 18, 2014 .
  8. Christof Leim: Superjoint Ritual + Sepultura . Brooklyn, New York: L`Amour. In: Metal Hammer . July 2003, p. 137 .
  9. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young : New Wave of American Heavy Metal . Zonda Books, New Plymouth 2005, ISBN 0-9582684-0-1 , pp. 299 f .
  10. Hank III: Crazed country and metal rebel., accessed February 18, 2014 .
  11. Concert 2015. ticketfly, accessed on October 25, 2015 .
  12. ^ Phil Anselmo Reunion Announcement. blabbermouth. Retrieved October 25, 2015 .
  13. Christof Leim: Superjoint ritual . Use once and destroy. In: Metal Hammer . June 2002, p. 103 .
  14. ^ Matthias Weckmann: Superjoint ritual . Live in Dallas, TX 2002. In: Metal Hammer . January 2003, p. 110 .
  15. ^ Matthias Mineur: Superjoint ritual . A Lethal Dose of American Hatred. In: Metal Hammer . August 2003, p. 114 .
  16. Christof Leim: Uncompromising . Superjoint ritual. In: Metal Hammer . August 2003, p. 84 f .