SROmaginc.com conducted an interview with drummer Johnny Kelly (KILL DEVIL HILL, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH) at the Rocklahoma festival, which was held May 23-25 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below.
KILL DEVIL HILL in March recruited Kelly to replace Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, LAST IN LINE).
"I'm really excited about coming on board with KILL DEVIL HILL," said 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 KILL DEVIL HILL's next chapter. This is gonna be a blast!"
KILL DEVIL HILL played their first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4-6, three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
Added 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!"
KILL DEVIL HILL's sophomore album, "Revolution Rise", sold around 2,150 copies in the United States in its first week of release. Released on October 29, 2013 via Century Media Records, the CD was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER, DIO) and was mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER). The cover artwork was created by Sam Shearon, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, IRON MAIDEN and FEAR FACTORY, to name just a few.