Housecore Horror Relights the Superjoint

Fest adds Superjoint Ritual, Voivod, and a resurrected Gwar

Housecore Horror Relights the Superjoint

We’ve known for a while that Housecore Horror Film Festival has been hiding something special in its bag of tricks. Now they’re unleashing it. Phil Anslemo conjures up his old band Superjoint Ritual for the first time in a decade.

At last year’s inaugural HHFF, the festival co-founder played in two of his famed musical incarnations, Down and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals. This time around, it’s his defunct harcore/black metal fusion project. The singer’s keeping tight-lipped about the details, including exactly who will be in the lineup.

“If people want to hear Superjoint jam a badass set, then we’re all for giving the people what they want!” he announced. “You wanna hear it? Then bring your asses to Austin, Texas, this October 23-26!”

Almost as surprising arrives word of the appearance for a second year of Gwar, the splatter metal masters who rocked a stunning show in 2013, then suffered the tragic death of frontbeast Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus. The band’s confirmed the continued touring of its theatrical madness in his honor.

“We’re completely stoked,” exclaimed Housecore creative director Tammy Moore said.

The Richmond, Va., legcy could take lessons from another confirmed band that came back from a terrible loss: Canadian technical metalers Voivod, which regrouped from the seemingly insurmountable loss of guitarist and chief songwriter Piggy to release 2013’s Target Earth.

Speaking (or rather bellowing) of Gwar, Todd Evans, who performed under the armor as Beefcake the Mighty in the mid-2000s, brings his speed metal outfit Mobile Death Camp. Anselmo’s commitment to Texas metal and New Orleans will be on display in War Master and Corrections House, respectively, the latter starring Mike IX Williams (also appearing in his day job, Eyehategod), Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Sanford Parker from Minsk, and Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont.

The line-up additions join acts including Danzig/Samhain and a special appearance by Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. The film side of the fest has already confirmed cast and crew reunions for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. Expect more announcements soon.

Housecore Horror Film Festival, October 23-26. Badges available now via Eventbrite. More info at

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Housecore Horror Film Festival
Housecore Horror Moves to San Antonio
Housecore Horror Moves to San Antonio
Film and metal fest quits Austin after two years

Richard Whittaker, May 20, 2015

Remembering Corey Mitchell
Remembering Corey Mitchell
Author, co-founder of Housecore Horror, doting father

Richard Whittaker, Oct. 31, 2014

More Corey Mitchell
Help Corey Mitchell’s Family
Help Corey Mitchell’s Family
Online fundraiser to assist Housecore founder’s wife and kids

Richard Whittaker, Nov. 4, 2014

RIP Corey Mitchell
RIP Corey Mitchell
Housecore Horror Festival co-founder dies during load-out

Marc Savlov, Oct. 27, 2014

More by Richard Whittaker
Alex Garland's <i>Civil War</i> Will World Premiere at SXSW
Alex Garland's Civil War Will World Premiere at SXSW
Eagerly awaited thriller stars Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman

Feb. 22, 2024

Austin FC Season Kickoff, Black History Month, and More Community Events
Austin FC Season Kickoff, Black History Month, and More Community Events
Get out and about in Austin while the weather's good

Feb. 23, 2024


Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, Phil Anselmo, Superjoint Ritual, Gwar, Voivod, Mobile Deathcamp, Corrections House, Warmaster, Housecore Horror 2014

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle