Kill Devil Hill welcome Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly To Band, announce first shows with new lineup Mar11


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Kill Devil Hill welcome Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly To Band, announce first shows with new lineup

KILL DEVIL HILL (clockwise): Dewey Bragg, Rex Brown, Mark Zavon & Johnny Kelly
MARCH 10, 2014
KILL DEVIL HILL are proud to announce the addition of TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly to the band. Kelly, who also plays with DANZIG and his own band A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, replaces the recently departed Vinny Appice.”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!”The band will play their first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4-6 [see dates below], three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. More expansive North American dates will be announced shortly.

Adds KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown: “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!”

“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,” says Appice of his decision to leave the band.

KILL DEVIL HILL released sophomore album ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ via Century Media Records in late 2013. The album is available now at your favorite retailer, digitally atiTunes and sale-priced for $5.99 at Amazon, and in limited bundles at CM Distro.”…this album is practically flawless. Expertly played, pristinely produced, catchy (but not tacky) and richly textured, REVOLUTION RISE is a monster of an album!” —“Throw away the tired super-group label, KILL DEVIL HILL is simply one ass-kicking hard rock outfit making heavy as fuck rock and roll music.” —Metalholic“…a near perfect melodic heavy rock album with heart.” —Loud Magazine
Featuring PANTERA and former DOWN bassist Rex Brown, ex-PISSING RAZORS frontman Dewey Bragg, acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON and now TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH drummer Johnny Kelly, KILL DEVIL HILL deliver a crushing sound that combines a contemporary feel with a classic aesthetic that few bands today can rival. The band will be on the road throughout 2014.

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

KILL DEVIL HILL Australian Tour

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

More North American dates to be announced shortly.