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|Genres||Groove metal, hardcore punk, black metal, death metal, sludge metal|
|Associated acts||Down, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Hank Williams III|
Hank Williams III
|Past members||Michael Haaga|
Superjoint Ritual was an American heavy metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. Their style can be considered a mix of Pantera's style of groove metal and hardcore punk. A small trace of black metal can be heard too. Bands like Venom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Voivod, and Darkthrone have been noted as influences also. The name Superjoint Ritual comes from a lyric in the Darkthrone song "The Pagan Winter". According to Bower, Anselmo wrote 70-80% of the group's music.
Despite their early '90s establishment, it wasn't until a decade later, after the folding of Pantera, that the group recorded any albums. It was then that Superjoint Ritual garnered significant TV exposure on programs such as MTV2's Headbangers Ball and Fuse TV's Uranium.
However, the group's time in the spotlight would prove short lived. A dispute between Anselmo and Fazzio led to the band's eventual split in late 2004, which was confirmed by both Hank Williams III and Jimmy Bower.
- Final line up
- Phil Anselmo - vocals, guitar (1993–2004)
- Jimmy Bower - guitar (1993–2004)
- Kevin Bond - guitar (2002–2004)
- Joe Fazzio - drums (1993–2004)
- Hank Williams III - bass (2002–2004)
- Previous members
- Michael Haaga - bass (1993–2002)
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|2002||Use Once and Destroy
|2003||A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
|2002||"The Alcoholik"||Use Once and Destroy|
|"Fuck Your Enemy"|
|2003||"Dress Like a Target"||A Lethal Dose of American Hatred|
|"Waiting for the Turning Point"|
|2002||Live in Dallas, TX
|2004||Live at CBGBs
|"Fuck Your Enemy"|
|2004||"Waiting for the Turning Point"|
|"Dress Like a Target"|
- "Superjoint Ritual Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-06-03.
- "Superjoint Ritual Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-06-03.
- "Chart Log UK: DJ S - The System of Life". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-06-03.