Superjoint Ritual Biography
Superjoint Ritual was a metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana notably featuring Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod (both of whom later played in Down), and country-music star Hank Williams III. Their music has elements of hardcore, punk and thrash. "Use Once And Destroy", their debut album, is a frenzied mix of hardcore, punk, and thrash metal. The guitar work, shared by Phil Anselmo and fellow Down cohort Jimmy Bower (normally a drummer) is simplistic yet effective. It was followed by "A Lethal Dose of American Hatred" just one year later. Sadly, shortly after a tour in support of the album, disagreements between Anselmo and one of the other band members regarding the band's direction brought the project to a halt just before a third album was going to be released in 2005. Jimmy Bower has since confirmed that the band will not be reuniting.