Kill Devil Hill Replace Vinny Appice

Metal supergroup Kill Devil Hill have announced that former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice has left the group and they have replaced him with Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly.

Kelly had this to say about joining the group that also features Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and Mark Zavon (40 Cycle Hum), "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!"
Kelly will make his live debut with the band on April 4th at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, NV which is the first of three warm up shows for the group before they travel to Australia to tour with Killswitch Engage next month.

Appice had this to say about leaving the group, "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 adds, "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!"

The band plans to announce 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

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