If there’s one thing the last twelve months or so have taught people it’s how to adapt, and fans of live music have been no exception. With no shows to attend, the number of people paying to watch their favourite bands – or just any band – performing special quarantine sets has been steadily on the rise.
En Minor is a project that had been rattling around in Philip H. Anselmo“s head since he was a child; they are an unexpectedly emotional and deeply serious sound that freefalls out of the genres most of the band members are associated with, including Anselmo himself, and into uncharted territory. Unconventional and, in many ways, experimental, their 2020 release, When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records) is steeped in reverence to the Jazz tradition in New Orleans, and maybe more markedly serves as a morose interpretation of a Jazz Funeral March with hints of Vaudeville; an unironic gothic twist on Tom Waits that Anselmo has since self-described as Depression Core.
One thing that is apparent as we grind down to the end of 2016 in the music world, is the dearth of quality legacy acts. Sure there are some great bands still kicking around and the dad metal crowd will always love the reunions that seem to be on tour forever. It’s definitely tough be nostalgic when you don’t have time to miss anyone. So when a quality act like Superjoint makes a comeback, you need to pay attention to it.Continue reading
Superjoint will be unleashing Caught Up In the Gears of Application to the masses on Friday via Housecore Records, and this record is a must have for any metal fan in 2016. Continue reading
Superjoint, the band risen from the ashes of 90s hardcore metal band Superjoint Ritual is currently on the road opening for Danzig’s “Blackest of the Black Tour”, along with Veil of Maya, Prong, and Witch Mountain. Superjoint was conceived of and is led by Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), Jimmy Bower (Down, EyeHateGod) and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver) and came to form a supergroup 15 years ago. They are currently backed by Anselmo accolytes José Manuel Gonzalez Jr. on drums (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower), on bass. In addition to tearing it up on the Danzig tour the band is heading toward the finish line of Phil’s 3rd annual Housecore Horror Festival. On the first night of the full tour at The Marquee in Tempe, Superjoint seemed energized from coming back and the reaction of crowd was vocal in their support. Unlike other bands trying hard to be clean and all prettied up, Superjoint is 100% no bullshit. Just ugly music for brutal music fans, who don’t need their riffs white-washed with interludes or overlong jams. The only breakdown you will hear is an emotional one, collectively from the crowd when all is said and done. Thanks to Melina Dellamarggio of Melina D Photography for being on point in the photo pit on this night.
In a post to his website and social networks Philip H Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Phil Anselmo And The Illegals) has announced he will tour this summer with his band Superjoint on the “It Takes guts” Tour, which is the current incarnation of his Superjoint Ritual project. Joining the tour will be the Anselmo produced King Parrot and Child Bite. Superjoint had planned to start playing select shows, such as the last Housecore Horror Festival and their upcoming appearance at Hellfest in Clisson, FR. After originally calling the housecore Fest show “a one off”, the band is apparently writing new music for future release.
Trailer video for tour:
Superjoint Tour Dates (more TBA):
Jul 10 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 11 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Jul 12 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Jul 14 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 15 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Jul 17 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 18 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Jul 19 V Club – Huntington, WV
Jul 21 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
Jul 23 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
Jul 24 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Jul 25 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
Superjoint’s current lineup:
Phil Anselmo – Vocals
Jimmy Bower – Guitar
Kevin Bond – Guitar
Stephen Taylor- Bass
Jose Gonzalez- Drums