Kill Devil Hill (band)

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Kill Devil Hill
Kill Devil Hill.jpg
Kill Devil Hill , 2012. L-R: Vinny Appice, Dewey Bragg and Mark Zavon.
Background information
Origin Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal
Years active 2011–present
Labels SPV
Associated acts Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio, Pantera, Down, Pissing Razors, Type O Negative
Members Rex Brown
Johnny Kelly
Mark Zavon
Dewey Bragg
Past members Vinny Appice

Kill Devil Hill is a heavy metal supergroup founded in 2011 by drummer Vinny Appice (former Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio), bassist Rex Brown (former Pantera and Down), guitarist Mark Zavon (former 40 cycle hum) and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg (former Pissing Razors).[1] The band is named after the town of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, a location renowned from pirating days.[2] The band's sound has been described as "heavy and modern without succumbing to typical contemporary hardcore trappings – indecipherable vocals or overused blast beats."[2]

Kill Devil Hill released their self-titled debut album in May 2012.

They have toured the USA with rock band Adrenaline Mob.[3]

On March 10, 2014, it was announced that Vinny Appice had left the band in order to commit to other things and projects, and that former Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly was his replacement.[4]

The band performed on Motörhead's Motörboat's cruise in September 2014 and after touring, the band is determined on writing another album with their new member Kelly. [5] The band decided to record at Stagg Street Studios in California with help from engineer Josh Newell (Linkin Park, In This Moment). [5]

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  • In July 2015, Texas Hippie Coalition bassist John Exall started a new musical ensemble called Smoke Hollow along with three musicians, Ashes from Static-X, Dewey Bragg from Kill Devil Hill and Ralf Mueggler from Crowned by Fire.[6]


  1. ^ "KILL DEVIL HILL: First Audio Sample Posted Online". 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Devores, Courtney (18 May 2012). "Kill Devil Hill: A rocker's dream creates a new band". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adrenaline Mob and Kill Devil Hill Team Up for U.S. Tour in May". Guitar World. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  4. ^ "KILL DEVIL HILL Parts Ways With Drummer VINNY APPICE, Recruits JOHNNY KELLY". March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "KILL DEVIL HILL Returns To Studio". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  6. ^ "John Exall". Facebook. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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