Drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) told “Metal Shop”‘s Ralph Cartel in a brand new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively dubbed KILL DEVIL HILL, which includes contributions from former PANTERA and current DOWN bassist Rex Brown.
“I’ve been working with a new band,” Vinny said. “Right now it’s called KILL DEVIL HILL. It’s a cool thing. This thing just kicks ass. Unknown singer… His name is Dewey Bragg. And Mark Zavon on guitar. And Rex Brown from PANTERA has played on some of the tracks. He’s involved in it, too. And it just kills. So this will be out next year. We just hooked up management.”
The entire chat, during which Vinny also talks about playing with Ronnie James Dio for much of his career and possible future plans with the remaining members of HEAVEN & HELL, can be streamed below.
KILL DEVIL HILL is:
* Dewey Bragg – 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
The surviving HEAVEN & HELL members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice played a very special tribute to their fallen bandmate, Ronnie James Dio, on July 24 at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, England. The musicians were joined by legendary former DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH man Glenn Hughes and Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande, who sings for power metallers MASTERPLAN and recently released his own tribute to Ronnie.
As previously reported, Vinny Appice has joined ARMS OF THE SUN — the project featuring Rex Brown on bass, Lance Harvill on vocals and guitar, and Ben Bunker (GRYN) on guitar.
ARMS OF THE SUN recently completed work on thirteen tracks that were produced and mixed by Terry Date (DEFTONES, PANTERA, SOUNDGARDEN). The material is set for release sometime next year through Extreme Music.