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Vinny Appice Leave Kill Devil Hill to Pursue Last in Line

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Kill Devil Hill have announced the departure of drummer Vinny Appice, who co-founded the band in 2011 with ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown and appeared on their first two records.

The sticksman has decided it’s time to focus on other things – including a new record by his Dio offshoot band Last In Line.

The band’s new drummer is Johnny Kelly, known for stints with Type O Negative, Danzig and A Pale Horse Named Death has some really big shoes to fill.

Last In Line, featuring original Dio men Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain, Claude Schnell and Appice alongside vocalist Andrew Freeman, will start studio work next month.