Chris Loomis

Doyle @ Malone’s Bar & Grill – 06/18/2017

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Doyle @ Malone’s Bar & Grill – 06/18/2017Following up a successful debut album, 2013’s Abominator and two booming Misfits reunion shows in 2016, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and his band Doyle are out on the road supporting their 2017 sophomore effort Doyle II: As We Die. Along with direct support act Davey Suicide, Doyle made a stop at Malone’s Bar & Grill in Santa Ana on Sunday night June 18.

A small intimate venue, Malone’s serves up food and your favorite adult beverage while watching the bands play and the fans on this night got rowdy real quick as Doyle hit the stage right at 10:30pm and started 60 minutes of devastation with “Abominator”.  A towering beast on guitar, Doyle brutalizes his custom “Annihilator” guitars as he pounds through each song with extreme focus on his playing. As entertaining as watching Doyle wail is vocalist Alex “Wolfman” Story who was wearing only what looked like a short skirt as he spastically delivered his vocals with some interesting body language throughout. In between EVERY song Story would address the crowd that the next song was a love song and you could dance to it if you like. The band also includes skin-basher Brandon Pertzborn and his rhythm partner on bass Brandon Strate.

Davey Suicide @ Malone’s Bar & Grill – 06/18/2017Supporting the band, Doyle’s girlfriend, Alissa White-Gluz (vocalist for Arch Enemy) was spotted side stage the entire performance watching her man deliver a Beast Mode performance. Unlike Doyle’s previous tours where the band would also play several Misfits songs, on this night the band played only songs from the two Doyle albums, showcasing that Doyle is indeed its own band that can stand on their own without any Misfits references. Doyle never addressed the crowd as the band was all business onstage as they pummeled out songs such as “Cemetarysexxx”, “Dreamingdeadgirls” and ending the show with a killer tune off the new album “Kiss Me as We Die”, then the band immediately left the stage.

In direct support of Doyle was alternative rocker Davey Suicide who delivered a 45 minute, high energy set of alternative flavored industrial metal. Davey Suicide was the perfect band to pair with Doyle which made for a one, two punch of extreme music. This current tour runs through the end of June ending in Niagra Falls, NY.

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