August 3, 2012 · Doors open at 7:00 pm
- Rex Brown – bass
- Vinny Appice – drums
- Mark Zavon – guitar
- Dewey Bragg – vocals
It’s not easy to say what catches the listener’s attention first on Kill Devil Hill, the debut album by the newly formed band of the same name: the strong guitar hooks, the killer grooves, the dynamic production or the potent vocal melodies. Rex Brown, bassist of this supergroup and erstwhile member of Pantera and Down sees Kill Devil Hill in its entirety as an extremely exciting new band “To me, this band is a musical adventure trip,” he reckons. Brown knows what he’s talking about, after all he was involved in some of the most important rock and metal recordings of the past 30 years. So if Brown can hardly contain his enthusiasm, there must be something special to the Kill Devil Hill phenomenon.
Trailerpark Rockstar are an American hard rock band from Southern California. Formed in 2009, the band is comprised of founder, lead guitarist and chief songwriter Eric Meyer, vocalist/lyricist Cory Mitchell, bassist Rich Varville, and drummer James Raub. Recently, Trailerpark Rockstar released their debut, self titled record and has served as opening act for Lynch Mob, Adema, HURT, among others; headlined San Diego BayFair, San Diego’s largest civic event; and many local events including joint efforts with Toys for Toys and San Diego Food Bank charities. The band’s primary influences include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy, Pantera, AC/DC, Allman Brothers Band, David Alan Coe, Johnny Cash, Motley Crue, and Nickleback according to Meyer and Varville. Mitchell has cited the poetic stylings of Jim Morrison as his primary influence while crafting his own distinctive lyrics. Although, his powerful vocal delivery has been more associated with the likes of Rob Zombie and Corey Taylor. Fans of Trailerpark Rockstar often compare the band to Texas rock legends Pantera. Not as much for the sound of the band but the undeniable personal connection the band has with their fans.
Helsótt is Teutonic for “Fatal Illness”
Formed Feb 1st 2010 Helsótt is a melding of American Thrash/Death and Pagan Metal. Very melodic and very brutal music sets the pace for a high energy live act that can only be described as crushing.
Helsótt has supported national and international acts such as: Finntroll, Ensiferum, Nile, Ex Deo, Turisas, Nevermore, Suidakra, Eluveitie, Alestorm, Arkona, Fear Factory, Rotting Christ, Epica, Death Angel, Hate, Kampfar, Vreid, Keep of Kalessin, Warbringer, Mayhem, Destruction, Heathen, Goatwhore, Possessed and many more.