Superjoint Ritual
Band Info
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genre(s)Sludge metal, hardcore punk, groove metal
Associated ActsDown, Pantera, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Hank Williams III{{{9}}}

Superjoint Ritual was an American heavy 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 late 2004, which was confirmed by both Hank Williams III and Jimmy Bower.

Members Edit

Final line up
Previous members
  • Michael Haaga - Bass (1993–2002)
  • Maziar Montazeri - Guitars (1993-1994)

Discography Edit

Studio albums Edit

Year Album details Peak chart positions
Billboard 200|US
US Indie
2002 Use Once and Destroy 87 5 145
2003 A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
  • Release date: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
55 2 135

Singles Edit

Year Single Album
2002 "The Alcoholik" Use Once and Destroy
"Fuck Your Enemy"
2003 "Dress Like a Target" A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
"Waiting for the Turning Point"

Videography Edit

DVDs Edit

Year Album details
2002 Live in Dallas, TX
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
2004 Live at CBGBs
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary Records

Music videos Edit

Year Single
2002 "The Alcoholik"
"Fuck Your Enemy"
2004 "Waiting for the Turning Point"
"Dress Like a Target"


  1. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Superjoint Ritual Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200]. Billboard (magazine). Retrieved on 2010-06-03.
  2. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Superjoint Ritual Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums]. Billboard (magazine). Retrieved on 2010-06-03.
  3. Chart Log UK: DJ S - The System of Life. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on 2010-06-03.

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