SUPERJOINT RITUAL's PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I'm Healthy, Because I Have To Be'

Steve Shanafelt of Mountain Xpress spoke to a "drunk off his ass" PANTERA/SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo about the time seven years ago when he was declared legally dead for almost six minutes following a heroin overdose.

"I'm definitely wiser [now]," Anselmo insisted. "And I'm definitely older. I respect my body a lot more — I'm healthy, because I have to be. I feel that the more health that you exude, the longer your musical life will be, as well. I got to get up there and bleed for people. And I do."

With regards to his current full-time band SUPERJOINT RITUAL, Anselmo said, "It's like Neanderthal rock. Very primitive.

"We're putting out music that gives a very stern nod to the days when heavy metal and hard-core music fucking shook hands."

"In all reality, the name of the band is new to the kids," he admitted. "A lot of those kids [coming to SUPERJOINT shows] were PANTERA fans. However, 10 minutes into the show they belong to us — to SUPERJOINT RITUAL. Hopefully, they'll leave feeling like they got their asses kicked." Read more.

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's sophomore album, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records.

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