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A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred

Live In Dallas, TX 2002

Use Once And Destroy
Phil Anselmo dedicates show to Dimebag
May 20, 2006
DOWN the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) played their first-ever European show Friday night (May 19) in Hamburg, Germany. A fan who attended the gig has posted the following review on the band's official message board: "Just witnessed a historic moment last night in Grosse Freiheit, in Hamburg Germany. DOWN playing their first European show ever. First of all, it was a migthy return to the stage for both Phil and Rex, and overall the show was a blast! Even though it seemed like Phil was getting somewhat emotional about being back on stage after all the shit he's been through and at times looking a little, shall we say, disoriented, everybody in the room felt they were a part of something very special. They opened with 'Lysergik Funeral Procession' after which Phil dedicated the rest of the show to Dime and all the other comrades fallen along the way. It was obvious to everyone present that this was indeed a special evening. For me it's the best show I've been to in years. And I can only urge people who haven't already gotten tickets for the European tour to go get some. Damn, DOWN is back!"

DOWN setlist May 19, 2006 at Grosse Freiheit in Hamburg, Germany:

01. Lysergik Funeral Procession
02. Lifer
03. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
04. Losing All
05. Eyes Of The South
06. Rehab
07. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
08. Lies, I Don't Know What They Say But...
09. Temptation's Wings
10. Underneath Everything
11. Learn From This Mistake
12. Stone The Crow
13. Pillars Of Eternity
14. Jail
15. Bury Me In Smoke

Check out a photo of DOWN on stage in Hamburg at this location
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Live Ritual On DVD
September 9, 2004
Superjoint Ritual will be releasing another DVD, titled Live At C.B.G.B.'s: Changing The Face Of Music Through Uncompromising Images, on October 5th through Sanctuary. Hopefully this one will have subtitles to help understand Phil's in-between songs babble.
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HOME TOWN: Louisiana
Phil Anselmo (vocals)
Jimmy Bower (guitar)
Kevin Bonb (guitar)
Hank III (bass)
Joe Fazzio (drums)

Superjoint Ritual are not hip, Superjoint Ritual are not P.C. Superjoint Ritual are the overdue antidote to manufactured, corporate 'nu-metal'. This is rock 'n roll the way it was intended: unpretentious, unapologetic, expertly intense ... and utterly exhilarating. Coming together in the mid-90's in their native Louisiana, long-time buddies Superjoint Ritual would enjoy loaded jams, make endless boom box demos and play occasional low-key shows in downtime between their other acts. (Pantera, Down, Eyehategod, Hank III, to name a few...) It wasn't until 2002 that their acclaimed debut album on Sanctuary Records, Use Once And Destroy, made the wider world aware of how this singularly uncompromising unit was brutally mixing-up hard-core's disenfranchised rage and breakneck tempos with groove-metal's structured songs and foreboding guitars. Barely giving us time to recover from that initial assault, Superjoint Ritual now complete the 1-2 punch with A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred, about which vocalist Phil Anselmo is rightfully enthused: 'It's almost the perfect mix of styles' drawls Anselmo in his pack-a-day, Darth Vader baritone, 'You could easily say that about Use Once And Destroy too, but to me the new one is that and more. Instead of a straight-out hard-core approach or a straight-out metal approach, you're going to get both within the same song!' Yet, while honing their hostility, Superjoint Ritual won't be alienating existing fans with their new disc. 'It'll be more Superjoint Ritual, though there'll be a noticeable difference ... but put it this way: if you liked the first Superjoint record, you're really going to like this one!' Anselmo insists. Anselmo - who changed the face of hard rock by bringing his punk-rock belligerence to multi-platinum Texan power-metallers Pantera - appears to be actually getting angrier with age, an impression he attributes to his finally focusing all his angst into just one band. Having spread himself thin with Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual for some years, Anselmo chooses to now devote himself to Superjoint: 'I can dedicate myself to Superjoint Ritual 100% now' he nods, 'This is the band I always wanted to be in!' Witness Superjoint's newly streamlined rage on A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred : the relentless call-and-response guttural vocals and rhythmic tattoos of 'Sickness', the ominous intro of 'Personal Insult'; the pure-punk opening and unifying bombast of 'Deaththreat'. As promised, A Lethal Dose convulses through feel and tempo changes like a grabbed rattler, yet is unified by Anselmo's signature, in-your-face tirades. And though enjoying some production luxuries this time (the psychedelic backwards guitar that sets-up 'Permanently'; the double-tracked, poltergeist vocals of 'Never To Sit Or Stand Again') A Lethal Dose retains a garagey, live-in-the-studio organic ferocity that's long been lacking from so many metal releases. And if you're wondering about the provocative title, A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred is indeed an unashamedly pro-American record, a knee-jerk reaction to the mixed feelings towards the U.S. around the world of late: 'I know a lot of different countries can look at the U.S. and go 'God, look at those pigs ... they have no respect for themselves, they'll do anything - the drug problem, the killings, the killings in schools' Anselmo laments, 'But, when provoked and when our freedom, our way of life, our belief in our system is threatened you'd better not fuck with the U.S.! 'Cos we will do what it takes to maintain the quality of life that we have here.' And if Superjoint Ritual's records aren't enough aural assault and battery, then let their live show be the coup de grace. This is the most terrifying live band out there, period. 'We give 'em no chance to hardly catch a breath' delights Anselmo, 'Every Superjoint Ritual song is crushing, is brain destroying, but on top of that they're songs as well, not just noise for the sake of being noise, to see the entire front row screaming every lyric while people are landing on top of their heads, boots in their faces...that feels great, man!'