Heavy riff rockers Kyng, Kill Devil Hill, and Crobot have announced a spring U.S. tour run. The triple-threat trek kicks off on April 28 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA and wraps up on May 26 at Mojoes in Joliet, IL. Kyng are set to release their much-anticipated sophomore effort, Burn The Serum, on April 15 via Razor & Tie. Crobot have been in the studio on-and-off the last few months in-between tour runs putting the finishing touches on their upcoming major label debut, The Legend of The Spaceborne Killer. “We are very excited to hit the road with Kyng and Kill Devil Hill,” stated Crobot guitarist Chris Bishop. “I feel there is a small family of bands that are playing real rock and roll these days, and we are honored to join them.”
Kill Devil Hill are currently gearing up for their first shows with new drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig). Kelly is filling the big shoes of the recently departed Vinnie Appice, and the band will be supporting Killswitch Engage on a brief Australian run in early April. Appice amicably parted was with the band on March 10. The band’s second album, Revolution Rise, came out back in October 2013. In between tour dates, Kyng and Crobot will be making a stop at Rock On The Range on May 16 and May 17 respectively. Kyng will also he hitting Monster Energy’s Fort Rock on April 26 and Welcome to Rockville on April 27.
Kyng formed in 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. The trio consists of vocalist/guitarist Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castaneda, and drummer Pepe Clark. After much writing, recording, and gigging, the band signed with Razor & Tie Records and released their debut album, Trampled Sun, in 2011. Kyng was immediately put on the hard rock map, and the band began touring relentlessly, including a performance at Rock On The Range, America’s largest rock festival, in 2012. The band is returning to Rock On The Range this spring. Kyng toured on the 2013 Hellpop Tour with In This Moment, Motionless In White, and All Hail The Yeti this past fall. Their brand new album is set to drop on April 15.
Kill Devil Hill was formed in 2011 by legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell). Appice recruited an awesome lineup, featuring Mark Zavon (W.A.S.P.) on guitar, Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) on vocals, and the one and only Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) on bass. The band issued their self-titled debut album back in May 2012 on SPV/Steamhammer Records, which landed at #9 on the Billboard HeatSeekers Chart, #41 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Chart, and #50 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart.
Crobot are a riffy and relentless hard rock outfit from Pottsville, PA. Since their inception in 2011, the band has drawn comparisons to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Clutch, Queens of The Stone Age, Wolfmother, AC/DC, Audioslave, and more. They released their debut album, The Legend of The Spaceborne Killer, in 2012 and it was one of the best rock album’s of the year. In November, the band inked a deal with Wind-up Records. The band is currently in the studio working on their sophomore effort with renowned producer Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship) with an anticipated release sometime later in 2014. The band will be hitting the road back in early January with their idols, Clutch, for a few select east coast tour dates. – by Matt Bishop
KYNG, KILL DEVIL HILL, and CROBOT – 2014 U.S. TOUR
4/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/29 Wilmington, NC – Ziggys By The Sea
5/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
5/03 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
5/06 New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
5/07 West Springfield, VA – Empire
5/08 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
5/10 Bangor, ME – Rise Above This Fest
5/11 Worcester, MA – Upstairs @ The Palladium
5/15 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
5/16 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
5/17 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
5/21 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
5/23 Pyor, OK – Rocklahoma
5/24 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
5/26 Joliet, IL – Mojoes