ALBUM REVIEW: Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies


 

 

Formed in 1985, Louisiana’s Exhorder left a brief but lasting impression on a dying thrash scene with their controversial 1990 debut Slaughter in the Vatican and its more mature, but equally impressive 1992 follow-up, The Law (both Roadrunner). Just as thrash was making way for the unplugged introspection and tatty woolly jumpers of grunge, Exhorder arrived in an attempt to revitalise the scene. Continue reading


Watch Superjoint’s New Live Video – Fuck Your Enemy


Superjoint has been active frequently since prior to releasing their comeback album, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application (Housecore) in 2016, touring and playing festivals around the world. Watch their new, pro-shot performance video for their modern classic ‘Fuck Your Enemy’ Continue reading


Video: Superjoint Kills It At The Caught Up In The Gears of Application Release Show


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Superjoint unleashed Caught Up In The Gears of Application last week via Housecore Records, and as Keith said in his review, the record “is a nice return to form for this supergroup of metal veterans.” In my recent interview with Jimmy Bower, he mentioned how good the new stuff would sound live, and he was not lying. Superjoint killed it at their record release show at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas over the weekend, and we have fan footage of their set for you today. Continue reading


Jimmy Bower On The Resurgence Of Superjoint


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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


Audio: Superjoint Releases Ruin You From Caught Up In the Gears of Application


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Superjoint will be releasing their new album, Caught Up In the Gears of Application, on November 11th via Housecore Records, and they’ve just unleashed ‘Ruin You’ to the world. Continue reading


Superjoint Announces Caught Up In the Gears of Application Record Release Show


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Superjoint will be releasing their new album, Caught Up In the Gears of Application, on November 11th via Housecore Records, and they’ve just announced a massive record release show in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading


Audio: Superjoint Releases Sociopathic Herd Delusion From Caught Up In the Gears of Application


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The wait is over! Superjoint revealed earlier this year that their new album, Caught Up In the Gears of Application, would be coming to us on November 11th via Housecore Records, and we finally have our first taste of the new material!Continue reading


Housecore Horror Festival III: Part 1- San Antonio, Texas


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After no longer being on a bus full of shitty cramped people for several days, I finally got to my hotel room. That joy was shortly lived when I had to actually get up and drag myself down the block to check in for press near The Aztec Theater. Which wasn’t that bad, since it was beautiful out! On the first day ofPhil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival III, some people were bright-eyed and ready for a good weekend or even just the night of metal, others were jet-lagged, cranky and wanting to just get started. Everything about the fest was localized to less than a 2 block radius of busses, tourists and locals. Aside from how awesome the venue looked on the inside, a Whataburger was right down the street. More on that later.

ChildBite, by Emma Parsons Photography

Child Bite, by Emma Parsons Photography

Doors opened 5 pm and fans filtered in and begin posting up and getting beers for the evening that they cannot wait to unfold. Promptly at 5:30 Child Bite come to the stage and after a quick sound check they are primed and ready to strike the opening chord on this weekends festivities! A mix of early hardcore and surf rock, vocalist Shawn Knight let loose with a furious howl. War Beast followed, then Exodus and soon after the EYEHATEGOD pure wall of volume and feedback, and there amidst the whirl wind of it all stood an un-phased Mike IX Williams. Williams seemed very irritated that the sound guy didn’t know how to handle mixing him and the band. Jimmy Bower had a mid-set cigarette.

Exodus, by Emma Parsons Photography

Exodus, by Emma Parsons Photography

Eyehategod, by Emma Parsons Photography

Eyehategod, by Emma Parsons Photography

Superjoint, by Emma Parsons Photography

Superjoint, by Emma Parsons Photography

Superjoint, by Emma Parsons Photography

Superjoint, by Emma Parsons Photography

Now we begin the headlining section of the evening, the home stretch, everything leading up top the one on the bill, the one and only King Diamond. Sadly, I am going to take a second to divert the readers attention from what seems to be a super mega-fun awesome festival to talk to you about what happened outside of our little bubble around the same time as our show; just over the pond. At another rock show in Paris, France people were attacked and killed while trying to enjoy The Eagles Of Death Metal concert. Reports slowly came in via social media and to be quite honest I’m sure it left a lot of us wondering what’s next? More so, who was next; afraid it even could be us gathered en mass like we were. When Superjoint hit the stage in San Antonio our great leader Philip Anselmo came to us not only as the singer of a band, but as our friend and equal to say “They will not take this from us, they can not stop us from having our fun. That is what they want. We are family we are here to rock and have fun. This next song is called ‘Fuck Your Enemy’!

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond kicked off his headline set with ‘Welcome Home’ and the sing-a-longs had begun. A slew of strobe lights, falsetto singing, and screaming fans filled the air at the start of this two-hour set. Classic songs and Merciful Fate covers led up to the 40 minutes we had all been waiting for, Abigail! From ‘Arrival’ to ‘The Black Horsemen’, every song sounded as crisp a the first time they were played live back in the day. It was a great end to the first night of the festival.

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

King Diamond, by Emma Parsons Photography

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WORDS BY ANDREW FRANCIS

PHOTOS BY EMMA PARSONS PHOTOGRAPHY

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On The Road… with Superjoint


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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.

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

 

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

 

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

 

 

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

 

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

Superjoint, by Melina D Photography

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