KILL DEVIL HILL guitarist Mark Zavon and OCTOBER NOIR frontman Tom Noir join us on this week’s edition of The Loaded Radio Podcast
KILL DEVIL HILL is set to unveil its third album, “Seas Of Oblivion,” on September 20th. This LP, meticulously crafted by engineer Chris Collier, who handled production, engineering, mixing, and mastering duties, seamlessly blends classic hard rock with elements of metal. The result is a musical journey that bridges the gap between contemporary and classic metal, reminiscent of iconic bands like SOUNDGARDEN and ALICE IN CHAINS.
With “Seas Of Oblivion,” KILL DEVIL HILL demonstrates its versatility, fearlessly experimenting with various styles, and pushing the boundaries of expectations to deliver a fresh and exhilarating experience for their devoted fans.
Prior to the album’s release, KILL DEVIL HILL has already treated fans to a taste of what’s to come with the launch of four singles: “Playing With Fire,” “Blood In The Water,” “You Can’t Kill Me California,” and “Before The Devil Knows.”
Formed in 2011 by legendary drummer Vinny Appice (formerly of BLACK SABBATH and DIO) and bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA), KILL DEVIL HILL has undergone a couple of lineup changes, yet continues with a pummeling vengeance. The band’s current roster includes Johnny Kelly (formerly of TYPE O NEGATIVE) on drums, Zavon on guitar, Dewey Bragg on vocals, and Matt Snell (formerly of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) on bass.
In the podcast, Mark discusses the evolution of KILL DEVIL HILL, the band’s new additions, his love for Wolfgang Van Halen and much more.
Hailing from Pensacola, Florida, OCTOBER NOIR emerged onto the music scene in 2016 as a gothic/doom metal ensemble. Since their inception, they have crafted and shared their unique sonic vision through three full-length albums and an impressive collection of nine stand-alone singles.
The brainchild of Tom Noir, OCTOBER NOIR was conceived in late 2016, and their inaugural album, “The Haunting and the Powerful,” saw the light of day on October 19, 2017. Following the album’s release, Tom Noir welcomed talented musicians into the fold for their live performances. Drummer Daniel “Stickz” Bryant, guitarist Troy Lambert, and keyboardist Jackie “Jaxxx” Daniel added depth and energy to the band’s live shows.
In 2018, OCTOBER NOIR expanded their repertoire by releasing two remarkable singles, both of which were captivating covers. “Pictures of Matchstick Men (RIPeter),” a reinterpretation of the classic by STATUS QUO and TYPE O NEGATIVE, graced listeners’ ears on April 14, 2018. Subsequently, on July 5, 2018, they offered their rendition of “Lips like Sugar,” originally by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, showcasing their versatility and creative prowess.
In the second portion of the podcast, Tom discusses the band’s influence, the new album “Letters To Existence“, his use of torture devices and more.
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