Vinny Appice


Kill Devil Hill / Heaven & Hell / Dio

“I use Samson drum mics in my studio to get a big rock drum sound that's clear, and has a lot of punch and warmth.”

Vinny Appice has powered the rhythm live and in the studio with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, WWIII, Axis, Rick Derringer and, at the age of 16, performed with John Lennon. Vinny has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, many of which are multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two decades has resulted in playing before countless fans and selling millions of records. His drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and DVDs, including Wayne's World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book Rock Steady and DVD Hard Rock Drumming Techniques has held drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio, with the authors always mentioning his unique, powerful drumming style and that he has become a part of rockhistory. Vinny can be seen in 2010's Heaven & Hell Live in Europe DVD and can be heard on the new Dio At Donington CD. Vinny is currently playing with Kill Devil Hill, alongside Rex Brown (Pantera / Down), Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and Mark Zavon (RATT / W.A.S.P. / 40 Cycle Hum). Kill Devil Hill released their debut eponymous album in 2012 and recently released a follow-up record entitled Revolution Rise.