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
OriginKill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
GenresHeavy metal, alternative metal
Years active2011–present
Associated actsBlack Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio, Pantera, Down, Pissing Razors, Type O Negative
MembersRex Brown
Johnny Kelly
Mark Zavon
Dewey Bragg
Past membersVinny 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 US 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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