My favorite non-Pantera Phil Anselmo project was Superjoint Ritual. Phil teamed up with Jimmy Bower and Hank 3 to create this disgusting southern-tinged metal band and I loved it. Unforutnately, the band was active during a very dark period in Phil's life, so he put it to rest for a while.
The band will be getting together to jam for the first time in forever this Halloween at Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film and Music Fest. Phil had this to say about the reunion:
“If people want to hear Superjoint jam a badass set, then we're all for giving the people what they want! You wanna hear it? Then bring your asses to Austin, Texas, this October 23-26!”
No word on if any other dates are planned but I wouldn't hold my breath.
GWAR, Voivoid, Corrections House, Mobile Death Camp and War Master round out the lineup. Here is the full roster of bands playing:
Wizards of Gore (AKA Rigor Mortis)
Hobbs’ Angel of Death
Author & Punisher
Fulgora (featuring members of Pig Destroyer & Misery Index)
Krigblast (featuring Felix Griffin from D.R.I.)
Gasmiasma (feat. Pat Bruders of Down)
Heavy As Texas (Feat. Marzi Montazeri of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
Evil United (featuring Jason McMaster from Watchtower & Dangerous Toys)
Chant (feat. Bradley Bills of Die Krupps)
an Images of Violence reunion
and Dead Earth Politics.
Brian Posehn and Randy Blythe will also be there. This is shaping up to be a can't miss event. Grab your tickets here.