Phil Anselmo confirms Superjoint Ritual reunion

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Phil Anselmo has confirmed that Superjoint Ritual will play a set at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Festival.

Anselmo has previously dismissed any chance of a reunion following a fallout with drummer Joe Fazzio which led to the band splitting in 2004.

Asked in 2011 about a reunion, Anselmo said: “Absolutely a hundred percent no fucking way. There’s too many sour feelings, too much bad business. I don’t take steps backwards any more.”

But the bad blood must have been put to one side for now, as Anselmo has said in a statement ahead of the film festival set: “If people want to hear Superjoint jam a badass set, then we’re all for giving the people what they want.”

The festival, co-owned by the ex-Pantera singer and author Corey Mitchell, takes place at Emo’s in Austin on October 23-36. Also confirmed on the bill are Gwar.

Anselmo and co. will be billed for the festival simply as “Superjoint”, as an unidentified legal issue will prevent them using their previous full band name.

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