SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower recently spoke to Rob Ridner about the war of words between SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo and his former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). "Fuck Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, fuck them!" Jimmy said. "They fucked me out of a deal with Randall, personally. The things they say in the press, all their facts are wrong. We never really, talked about them — we just kept touring. Since 2000 when PANTERA stopped working, Philip and I have put out three records and did about 12 tours. We did the DOWN record, did both the SUPERJOINT records and those dudes didn't do anything besides shoot their mouths off for years. Then they put out this record ('New Found Power'), which I think is a piece of shit. I know what those guys are capable of and I don't like it, to me it sounds like nu-metal. They never were underground, Phil was the most underground thing about that band (PANTERA). Phil turned those dudes onto the underground. Except for SLAYER coming to town, Dimebag didn't know anything about SLAYER. It's just crazy how the press and everything have their facts just so fucking wrong. I try to keep my mouth shut though."

With regards to the musical direction on SUPERJOINT's upcoming third album, Bower said, "If I had things my way, I would have it go even more towards an old BLACK FLAG sound. I think the new record is going to go that way anyhow. The new record is going to be killer man. Everybody has had a chance to chill out and just write their own stuff. We haven't really gotten together and fed off the chemistry, because the chemistry of this band is insane, it's just crazy. SUPERJOINT is one of the craziest bands I've ever played in. Philip is the best arranger I've ever met in my life. He is one of the most professional musicians I have played with in my life."


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