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Kill Devil Hill Recruits New Drummer Johnny Kelly

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Kill Devil Hill is 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 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 first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4th - 6th [see dates below], which will be three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with Killswitch Engage. 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.

4/4 Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
4/5 Hollywood, CA - Viper Room
4/6 Long Beach, CA - Gas Lamp

w/Killswitch Engage
4/11 Brisbane, QLD - Eaton's Hill
4/12 Kensington, NSW - UNSW Roundhouse
4/13 Melbourne, Victoria - Palace Theatre
4/15 Adelaide, SA - HQ Complex
4/16 Perth, WA - Metro City

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