kill devil hill, Kill Devil Hill part ways with drummer Vinny Appice… Kill Devil Hill just announced that former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice has left the band and they have replaced him with Johnny Kelly formerly of Type O Negative.

The band currently features Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and Mark Zavon (40 Cycle Hum), and are known somewhat as a ‘Metal Supergroup’.

“I’m really excited about coming on board with Kill Devil Hill,” says Kelly.  “I’ve been a fan since their debut and have known the guys for a long-time. It’s also clear that I have some really big shoes to fill. I’m ready for that challenge as I prepare for KDH’s next chapter – this is gonna be a blast!”

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The drummer will make his debut with Kill Devil Hill on April 4th at Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV being the first of three warm up shows before the band travel down under to Australia to tour with Killswitch Engage next month.

Former drummer Appice says, “It’s been a great musical adventure from the beginning, but the time has now come to go our separate ways and continue to make music that we love.”

Rex Brown went on to say, “We all have a lot of love and respect for Vinny and have been honored to have jammed with him over the last few years – we wish Vinny well with all his future endeavors, it has been a blast!”

Kill Devil Hill will be announcing more dates in North America soon.

04/4: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
04/5: Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
04/6: Long Beach, CA – Gas Lamp

(with Killswitch Engage)
04/11: Brisbane, QLD – Eaton’s Hill
04/12: Kensington, NSW – UNSW Roundhouse
04/13: Melbourne, Victoria – Palace Theatre
04/15: Adelaide, SA – HQ Complex
04/16: Perth, WA – Metro City