On February 5, former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo shared with The Grimm-Life Collective a story of when he met one of his favorite bands in Australia — the death metal act PORTAL — and the craziness they all got into. The clip, which was filmed on February 5 at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia, can be seen below.
In a 2013 interview, Anselmo proclaimed his love for PORTAL, telling Metal Hammer magazine: "There's an Australian band right now — and what's funny about you asking this is that I never thought I'd be back into death metal like this — but there's this band called PORTAL, and they are the single-handed greatest death metal band today! They're just insane compositions of, pardon the terminology, but technical death metal. I don't think a day has gone by in the last year that I haven't listened to PORTAL."
Anselmo's SUPERJOINT RITUAL project — now known simply as SUPERJOINT for legal reasons — is putting the finishing touches on a new album at his New Orleans-area studio, Nodferatu's Lair, for a tentative summer release.
SUPERJOINT's current lineup includes guitarists Kevin Bond (CHRIST INVERSION, ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER) and Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD), drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (WARBEAST, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) and bassist Stephen Taylor (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER).