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Vinny Appice’s new band signs with SPV/Steamhammer

KILL DEVIL HILL, the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) have signed with SPV/Steamhammer.  The band is rounded out by guitar slinger Mark Savon and vocalist Dew Bragg.  Their debut album is tentatively scheduled for a March 2012 release.

Vinny Appice commented on signing to SPV and what people can expect from KILL DEVIL HILL:

“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!”

Bassist Rex Brown is equally excited about joining the SPV family:

“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.  Cheers!”

The still untitled release is being produced by Warren Riker who is best known for his work with Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Sublime, and Cathedral.

Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer/SPV) on signing KILL DEVIL HILL:

“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 is currently taking a short break from the studio for a short club tour starting October 2nd in Clifton, NJ.  A complete list of dates is below:

10/2/11 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
10/4/11 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
10/5/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/7/11 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/8/11 Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
10/9/11 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
10/13/11 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
10/14/11 Fort Worth, TX @ The Aardvark
10/15/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/19/11 San Antonio, TX @ Back Stage Live
10/20/11 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/21/11 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
10/22/11 Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street Hall
10/25/11 Cookeville, TN  @ Amps and Ramps
10/27/11 Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Club
10/28/11 Columbus, OH @ Slapsy Maxie
10/29/11 Covington, KY @ The MaddHadder
10/31/11 Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge
11/2/11 Des Moines, IA @ The House of Bricks
11/3/11 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
11/4/11 Salina, KS @ Santa Fe Saloon
11/5/11 St Louis, MO @ Pitters Tavern

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