Philip Anselmo’s recently reunited band Superjoint has released an official 2015 live clip for the song “Ozena” that was filmed at the House of Blues in New Orleans by the Cement Level Crew.
In an interview with Full Metal Jackie, in response to a question about his reasoning behind resurrecting the band, Philip Anselmo admitted,
“Well, I didn’t think at all about it, you know. It was more peer pressure, so to speak, you know. I always considered SUPERJOINT pretty much finished until, really, Corey Mitchell (true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder) — rest in peace; the hardest-working man for the Housecore Horror And Film Festival, who passed away untimely last year — it was really his idea, and he kept begging and kept begging and kept begging. And I was, like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no.’ And then Jimmy Bower (Superjoint and Eyehategod guitarist) got into it, and he was, like, ‘Why not, man? Let’s do it.’ Then — oh, God — we ended up in the practice room, and next thing you know, we were having fun, and then we played Housecore Horror Fest part 2, and that was fun, and then the offers started coming in. And, you know, I guess at this point, it’s, like, why not? You know, let’s go out and have a blast.”
The band’s newest lineup includes guitarists Kevin Bond and Jimmy Bower, drummer José Manuel Gonzalez, and bassist Stephen Taylor.
Anselmo stated, “We already knew that we were gonna go with a different drummer. And one thing that people don’t really recognize is that Superjoint’s gone through three bass players over time. And, you know, obviously, Hank (Williams) III himself was probably the most heralded and popular and beloved. And we still feel this way too. It’s just a matter of, you know… Truth, Hank has been working his brains out to get to where he is at as a solo artist and… Either way, he’s a hard-working man. And, you know, he basically doesn’t have time to do it, but it’s understood, and he gives us his blessing and all that stuff. And he’s always welcome to come up and jam with us whenever he has free time, which is basically never. But he’s always… The door’s always open for Hank and all that stuff to come up and jam. But, more importantly, we got Steve Taylor and Blue from The Illegals and Warbeast, respectively, to play drums and bass for Superjoint. I’m very familiar with those cats. And Jimmy and Kevin, you know, love those guys. So practice has been smooth; everything’s been real smooth. And it is fun — I’ve gotta admit it — in this room full of crazy people.”
Truth be told, this new live footage is just the tip of the iceberg for this reunited band, and we’re excited to see what else the group has up their t-shirt sleeves.