KILL DEVIL HILL Interviewed On 'Headbangers Ball' (Video)
October 10, 2011
Jose Mangin, host/producer MTV.com's web-only show "Headbangers Ball", conducted an interview with KILL DEVIL HILL prior to the band's October 2, 2011 performance at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
KILL DEVIL HILL is the band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals. The group, which recently inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer, is recording its debut album for a March 2012 release. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Warren Riker, who is best known for his work with DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SUBLIME and CATHEDRAL.
Commented Appice: "We are a new band with the power, energy and history to stand out, create music and be successful. We are proud to be with SPV, a label with the same attitude, talent and drive!"
Added Brown: "It is with a great pleasure to be aboard the SPV music blanket. We are looking forward to a great new experience with a label that has put out many great metal records."
Commented Olly Hahn, A&R representative at Steamhammer/SPV: "It's a great pleasure to welcome KILL DEVIL HILL to the SPV family. It's not only because of Rex Brown and Vinny Appice, mostly it's because of their music and that they are a real band. Music-wise, they don't neglect their past but they also give some fresh elements to our beloved music genre called heavy metal!"
KILL DEVIL HILL recently finished demoed around 10 songs, which, according to Appice, sound "like a cross between BLACK SABBATH, ALICE IN CHAINS and a little bit of LED ZEPPELIN thrown in. It's heavy, but with a lot of cool hooks and melodic overtones, too."
The members of KILL DEVIL HILL previously stated about their songwriting and recording approach, "We are going old school meets new; no sample drums here!!"
KILL DEVIL HILL made its live debut on April 29 at the Key Club in Hollywood, California.
KILL DEVIL HILL is:
* Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) - Vocals * Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) - Guitar * Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) - Bass * Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) Drums
Fan-filmed video footage of KILL DEVIL HILL's October 5, 2011 performance at Reverb in Reading, Pennsylvania can be viewed below.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).