Superjoint , formerly Superjoint Ritual , is an American heavy metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was formed in 1993 by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later they will be joined by Hank Williams III, Michael Haaga and Kevin Bond. Active since 1993, the band released two albums in 2002 and 2003 on Sanctuary Records>. He separated the following year in 2004. The group is notably associated with Down, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, and Hank Williams III.
Although the group was formed in the early 1990s, it was not until ten years after Pantera's separation that the group recorded albums. Superjoint Ritual was then broadcast on programs such as Headbangers Ball on MTV2, and Uranium on Fuse TV.
However, the time when the group remains in the spotlight is short-lived. A dispute between Anselmo and Fazzio led indeed to a split of the group at the end of 2004, which is confirmed by both Hank Williams III, and Jimmy Bower.
The group reformed in 2014 under the name of Superjoint and counts in its ranks Bower, Anselmo, and Bond of the initial formation. Joey Gonzales on drums and Stephen Taylor on bass, both from Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals. After an appearance at Hellfest 2015, in France, and multiple concerts in North America, the group announces the preparation of a third album, in 2015, twelve years after A Lethal Dose of American Hatred. Its release is announced for November 2016>. The album is titled Caught Up in the Gears of Application; it is published on November 11 at the Housecore Records label, recorded at the studio Nodferatu's Lair, produced by Philip Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan, then mastered by Scott Hull>.