In a recent interview with Digital Noise, SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo spoke about his band's upcoming appearance on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest. Asked to explain what playing Ozzfest means to him, Philip replied, "To me, it's always a fucking awesome, fucking opportunity. Especially for DOWN and SUPERJOINT fans. PANTERA, you know, we had the pedigree and the time and the fucking record, etcetera and the major label machine behind it. With SUPERJOINT especially, you know, we're on an independent label and once again we're in a position to … it's like the more we play live, obviously that really the only other fucking outlet for people to hear anything realistic about SUPERJOINT RITUAL you know. Being a live band is something I've been used to dealing with my entire fucking career, so, I’m comfortable with this and the Ozzfest is a shitload more people than we're fucking used to playing for. A lot of these motherfuckers, I know that our music is different for the time that we live in, but I think it's high time there be a hard core band that fuckin', you know hardcore heavy metal type band, you know, really leaning toward the hardcore of yesteryear like AGNOSTIC FRONT and fucking CARNIVORE and DISCHARGE, etcetera, etcetera, BLACK FLAG, you know. I think it's time for a band to make a statement like that and fucking help fucking punch a hole in this fucking awful music that's out there today.
With regards to whether he thinks this is the heaviest Ozzfest that he's seen as far as the lineup of bands goes, Anselmo said, "Definitely. But, the only thing that confuses me on this is, how is the fifteen, sixteen year old today gonna feel about a band like JUDAS PRIEST? A band that's been broken up for at least ten years. A lot of the kids don't know there fucking music. They missed it. They did not grow up with JUDAS PRIEST you know. Hopefully their reputation and their fan base which would be a lot of older people, shows up in full support and make it great for JUDAS PRIEST because they deserve it, you know."
Read Anselmo's entire interview with Digital Noise at this location.