PHILIP H. ANSELMO TALKS SUPERJOINT REUNION, HOUSECORE HORROR FEST III, the late, great corey mitchell, and the state of his long-gestating autobiography

PHILIP H. ANSELMO TALKS SUPERJOINT REUNION, HOUSECORE HORROR FEST III, the late, great corey mitchell, and the state of his long-gestating autobiography

As Superjoint Ritual prepares to tour for the first time in ten years, Decibel caught up with legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo -- a top five extreme metal vocalist, by our estimation -- for a chat about resurrecting dormant bands, the bittersweet upcoming third Housecore Horror Film Festival, the late, great Corey Mitchell, and the state of that long gestating autobiography.

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Appalachian Noir: The Deciblog Interview with Chris “OJ” Ojeda of Byzantine

Appalachian Noir: The Deciblog Interview with Chris “OJ” Ojeda of Byzantine

The proverbial long way to the top has definitely been a long one for Byzantine, which started in a part of rural West Virginia with minimal access to heavy metal and widespread economic problems. Many of the band's best songs since their formation have touched on the problems of Appalachia, particularly rampant prescription drug abuse. Decibel  talked to frontman Chris "OJ" Ojeda about his long metal apprenticeship and one of the world's most dangerous jobs: prescription pharmacy delivery driver in rural America. 

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