Kill Devil Hill to record four more new songs next weekSkinny Music conducted an interview with Kill Devil Hill members Mark Zavon (guitar) and Rex Brown (bass) at this year's Namm (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked about Kill Devil Hill's current status, Zavon said: "Right now we're in the studio recording with producer Jeff Pilson. Things are going well. We've got four songs basically in the can. We're gonna break off another four here next week â€” Rex says five; always the optimist. But things are going great, man. The vibe is awesome. The songs are working out really well, and the tones are amazing, so I'm looking forward to it."
Added Brown: "It's pure, unadulterated, hard, kicking-ass rock and roll, man. That's all I an say about it. It's gonna be amazing. The tapes I have, there's no compression, no Eq off the board. It's just non-stop rock and roll, man. That's all there is to it."
Kill Devil Hill's self-titled debut album was released last year via Steamhammer/Spv. The Cd landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Kill Devil Hill" was produced by Warren Riker, who is best known for his work with Down, Corrosion Of Conformity, Sublime and Cathedral. The effort was made available in a standard Cd edition, as an iTunes digital download, and double gatefold Lp.
According to drummer Vinny Appice, Kill Devil Hill's sound is "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."
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) â€“ Drums