Kill Devil Hill: Band parts ways with Appice, announces Australian dates!

Vinny's gone, but don't fret KDH fans - here's Johnny!

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 KDH bassist Rex Brown: "We all have a lot of love and respect for Vinny and have been honoured to have jammed with him over the last few years - we wish Vinny well with all his future endeavours, 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. 

Upcoming Kill Devil Hill Shows:



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...