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Phil Anselmo performing with Superjoint Ritual at Ozzfest in July 7, 2004
Background information
Also known as
  • Superjoint Ritual
Genres Sludge metal, crossover thrash
Years active 1993–2004, 2014–present
Labels Sanctuary , Housecore
Associated acts Down, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Hank Williams III
Members Phil Anselmo
Jimmy Bower
Kevin Bond
Joey Gonzalez
Steven Taylor
Past members Michael Haaga
Joe Fazzio
Hank Williams III
Marzi Montazeri

Superjoint, formerly known as Superjoint Ritual, is 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, as well. 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 1990s 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.

The band reunited at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas October, 2014. For legal reasons, the band perforned under the name Superjoint.[1] Hank Williams III was initially supposed to take part in this first reunion show, but had to bow out due to personal issues.

Although their appearance at Housecore Horror was supposed to be the only reunion show, the band would later perform as Superjoint Ritual at Hellfest Open Air 2015.[2] [3]

Superjoint released Caught Up in the Gears of Application on November 11, 2016 through Housecore Records.

In January 2017 Superjoint played a tour with Battlecross and Child Bite.[4]


Current members
  • Phil Anselmo - vocals, guitar (1993–2004, 2014–present)
  • Jimmy Bower - guitar (1993–2004, 2014–present)
  • Kevin Bond - bass guitar (1993–1998), guitar (2002–2004, 2014–present)
  • Stephen Taylor - bass guitar (2014–present)
  • Jose Gonzalez - drums (2014–present)
Former members



Studio albums[edit]


  • 1995 Demo
  • 1997 Demo




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