“Caught Up In The Gears Of Application delivers an unrelenting siege of pugnacious, old-school hardcore, lacking only subtlety and restraint.” – Team Rock
The wait is finally over! Today marks the official release of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, SUPERJOINT‘s first new full-length in over a decade! An acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, hostile, New Orleans-style angst, the eleven-track follow-up to 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred was captured at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds.
Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is out now via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Various order bundles are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE.
Following track premieres with Revolver, Decibel, and Loudwire, the record is currently streaming in its vicious entirety at the Housecore Records Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
SUPERJOINT will level the stage of Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas this Saturday for their official record release show and only US appearance of 2016. Support will be provided by Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, and Protest. Tickets are on sale now.
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX w/ Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, Protest [tickets]
In related news, Anselmo currently graces the cover of the December 2016 issue of Decibel Magazine where he speaks candidly about the new SUPERJOINT album, Dimebash, and more. Pick up your copy today at the Decibel Store!
SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.
Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.
“SUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” – Loudwire
“…a great mix of southern rock and hardcore punk… if Down ever got really angry and decided to knock out a punk record, this is what I imagine it would sound like.” – Metal Injection on the title track
“They may have dropped the ritual but they have kept the habitual as the ferocious New Orleans supergroup pick up where they left off after a 13-year gap.” – Maximum Volume Music
“The volatile, acidic savagery that the band is known for is just as present now as it was before they went on hiatus over a decade ago…Songs heaving with hardcore foundations and muscular musical swagger detonate and decimate everything within earshot as they creep down your auditory canals and crush your skull from within…” – Metal Nexus
“…feel the punch in the gut, get caught up in the punishing madness, suffocate on the bloody stump, and let yourself suffer under the strain. Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is exactly what it needs to be: raw, vicious, and unrelenting. Everything that has made the Phil Anselmo projects great over the past few years is represented here… this man is one of the truly great forces in metal.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews
“‘Circling The Drain’ is perhaps the best Bower riff he’s written in a while, literally interpreting the song title with a circling, buzzsaw neckwrecker. Gawddamn! Tracks like ‘Asshole,’ ‘Mutts Bite Too,’ and ‘Rigging The Fight’ only thicken the toxic mixture. Revenge is a dish best served sludgy!” — Hellbound