Superjoint Ritual

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Superjoint Ritual is a New Orleans 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 early 2005, which was confirmed by both Hank Williams III and Jimmy Bower.

in 2014, it was confirmed that Superjoint Ritual would play together again. Superjoint's return album will be released in November 2016.

Line up:

Phil Anselmo - vocals, guitar (1993-2005, 2014-)
Jimmy Bower - guitar (1993-2005, 2014-)
Kevin Bond - guitar (1993-2005, 2014-)
Joey "Blue" Gonzales - drums (2014-)
Stephen Taylor - bass (2014-)


Previous members:

Maziar "Marzi" Montazeri - guitar (1994-1997)
Michael Haaga - bass (1993-2001)
Joe Fazzio - drums (1993-2005)
Hank Williams III - bass (2002-2005)
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Superjoint Ritual Discography Tracks

Albums

none Superjoint Ritual - Demo 97 album art Superjoint Ritual Demo 97(Cass) Not On Label (Superjoint Ritual Self-released) none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Superjoint Ritual - Demo '95 - '96 album art Superjoint Ritual Demo '95 - '96(Cass) Not On Label (Superjoint Ritual Self-released) none US 1997 Sell This Version
Superjoint Ritual - Use Once And Destroy album art Superjoint Ritual Use Once And Destroy (Album) Sanctuary Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Superjoint Ritual - A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred album art Superjoint Ritual A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred (Album) Sanctuary Records Thailand 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Superjoint Ritual - Fuck Your Enemy  album art Superjoint Ritual Fuck Your Enemy (CD, Single, Promo) Sanctuary Records none US 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

Superjoint Ritual - Live In Dallas, Tx 2002 album art Superjoint Ritual Live In Dallas, Tx 2002 Sanctuary Visual Entertainment UK 2002 Sell This Version
Superjoint Ritual - Live At CBGB'S album art Superjoint Ritual Live At CBGB'S Housecore Records, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment UK 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SAN02 Superjoint Ritual - 3 Song Sampler album art Superjoint Ritual 3 Song Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Sanctuary Records SAN02 US 2002 Sell This Version
SAN04-2 Superjoint Ritual - A Double Dose Of American Hatred album art Superjoint Ritual A Double Dose Of American Hatred(CD, Promo, Smplr) Sanctuary Records SAN04-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
SAN05-2 Superjoint Ritual - Three Song Sampler album art Superjoint Ritual Three Song Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Sanctuary Records SAN05-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
SANDJ-70420-2 Superjoint Ritual - Four Doses Of American Hatred - Radio Sampler album art Superjoint Ritual Four Doses Of American Hatred - Radio Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Sanctuary Records SANDJ-70420-2 US 2004 Sell This Version