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Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein to Join GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour; AS WE DIE Tour 2017 Dates Announced

Beginning October 20 in Richmond, VA, Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining “the Scumdogs of the Universe”, GWAR, on The Blood of Gods Tour, along with Ghoul and U.S. Bastards, for 13 dates spanning the East Coast and Midwest up to the Sioux City, IA show November 4. DOYLE then continues his reign of terror with his AS WE DIE WORLD TOUR 2017 supporting the band’s new album, As We Die, an EMP Label Group/ Monsterman Records release in stores or online at Doyle Official and EMP Merch. Picking up November 6 in Fargo, ND, the tour finishes up November 11 in Flint, MI (more dates to be announced).

GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour W/ Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards Dates:
10/20 @ The National – Richmond, VA
10/21 @ Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/22 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON *
10/23 @ Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
10/25 @ Arizona Petes – Greensboro, NC
10/26 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/27 @ Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/28 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/31 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01 @ Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/02 @ Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY *
11/03 @ Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
11/04 @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA
11/05 @ Granada – Lawrence, KS
* No DOYLE

Doyle “As We Die” Tour 2017
11/06 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
11/07 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
11/08 @ Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis, MN
11/09 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
11/10 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/11 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

About Doyle:

Lodi, a small borough of Bergen County, New Jersey, is just over two square miles. There’s not much to suggest that the small village would be the birthplace of a world famous, blood-soaked form of music known as horror punk. Legendary acts The MisfitsSamhain, and Danzig all have their origins in Lodi, and something monstrous indeed lurks there. The poster child and originator of the genre, himself, has once again unleashed an evil noise on an unsuspecting world: Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s first release, Abominator, by his eponymous band, Doyle.

Released on Doyle’s own label, Monsterman Records, Abominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create. Doyle’s first band, the infamous Glenn Danzig-fronted Misfits, helped create the genre of speed/thrash metal with their last album, 1983’s Earth AD/Wolf’s Blood– in fact the record has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album’s songs, not the least of which being MetallicaAbominator is not the sound of some punk guitarist gone metal- it’s the roaring return of one of extreme metal’s original architects to his blood-splattered drawing board.

Coming from a legendary band of almost mythological proportions, and having first worked with one of the most talented and respected vocalists of the century (the infamous Glenn Danzig), Doyle’s new project would need a singer with brass balls, cast-iron pipes, a suitably twisted mind, and his own vocal delivery style. Enter Alabama’s Alex Story of Cancerslug, a Southern fiend who’s sand-blasted scream opens the record, and the evil doesn’t relent until the ending growl of “Hope Hell Is Warm”, the album’s defiant closer. The man can scream and sing, and employs both styles to great effect, switching seamlessly from raw-throated roars to rough-edged, yet melodic, clean vocals. Alex’s live performances can only be described as unforgettable, disturbing and strangely addictive – a perfect complement to the already mammoth stage presence of Doyle himself.

The unmistakable sound of Doyle’s signature Annihilator guitar cuts through on every tune like a sonic fingerprint, starting with the snarling opening title track Abominator. The Annihilator’s tone is sharp as a butcher’s knife in the wrong hands and just as nasty- fans of the Misfits will recognize it right away.
On tunes like “Headhunter” and “Land of the Dead” the riffs are relentless, and if a riff could be described in emotional terms, remorseless. “Dreamingdeadgirls” brings a blackened-blues swing, and the doom-laden “Love Like Murder” shows a healthy appreciation for all things Sabbath. “Blood Stains” moves from primal sludge to ripping off-time thrash with ease. The album is just that- an album, a cohesive and well executed piece of work that takes the listener on a journey; albeit a bloody journey to places some fear to tread.

As befits songs as musically dark as Abominator‘s, the album’s lyrics are not for the faint of heart. Throughout the entire record, there is absolutely zero attempt to balance its evil with any sort of good counterpoint- penned entirely by Story (probably in blood), Abominator‘s lyrics are entirely and uncompromisingly dark. Music fans looking for feel- good anthems had best look elsewhere- those who enjoy strolling through the shadows will be greatly satisfied.

So how did this Jersey devil and crew wind up with a Dixie-bred howler? “After I had written all this music, I realized I had to get someone to sing this stuff- once I’m done recording guitars, all I can see is myself just playing that riff, ya know? That’s my thing, not lyrics and singing,” Doyle says, with typically blunt candor. “I’ve known Alex for a while, so I called him up, then sent him a bunch of the tunes. Two days later he sent me back ‘Mark of the Beast’, just like it is on the record. I said ‘That’s exactly what I want!’, and the rest is history. I only wrote the word ‘abominator’- all the rest of that stuff is Alex. He’s just crazy, man”.

It’s a match made in hell. But no metal band would be complete without a complete animal behind the drum kit. Brandon “The Crusher” Pertzborn (of Black Flag) delivers all the aggression and insanity necessary (and then some) with his exquisite musicality and showmanship.

So what can fans expect at a Doyle show?

“To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves ‘What the fuck just happened to me?!?’, hahaha…” he replies with a laugh that this time, no joke about it, actually sounds evil. Loud, aggressive, and technically proficient, Doyle and crew are set to show the world how true horror metal sounds today.

So crank up Abominator until your speakers blow, check out Doyle on tour, and let the beatings begin!

written by: Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

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Legendary Ex-MISFITS Front-Man Michale Graves Announces “The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017”

Former Misfits front-man Michale Graves is gearing up to hit the road for his 80+ show, 3 months long The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017. Launching September 8 in Elmhurst, NY, the tour criss-crosses the US twice before winding down in Jamestown, NY on December 23rd.

A deplorable tour for deplorable people. We are soldiers of the culture war, fighting an information war and making punk rock great again…it’s the beginning of the end ~ Michale Graves

Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017 Dates:
09/08 @ Sherman Theatre – Strousberg, PA
09/09 @ Marcos – Staten Island, NY *
09/14 @ Whiskey Barrel – Haverhill, MA
09/15 @ Empire – Portland, ME
09/16 @ The Depot – York, PA
09/17 @ Montage – Rochester, NY
09/20 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
09/21 @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
09/22 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/24 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
09/26 @ TBA – Roanoke, WV
09/27 @ Reggie’s – Fayetville, NC
09/28 @ TBA – Charlotte, NC
09/29 @ Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
09/30 @ Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
10/01 @ TBA – Covington, KY
10/03 @ TBA – KY/OH
10/04 @ TBA – Morgantown, WV
10/05 @ Muncheez – Beckley, WV
10/06 @ One Center Square – Easton, PA
10/07 @ McGarvey’s – Altoona, PA
10/08 @ Whiskey Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
10/10 @ Foundry – Cleveland, OH
10/11 @ Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/12 @ NSYC – Cincinnati, OH
10/13 @ Music Lynxx – Mentor On Lake, OH
10/14 @ TBA – Columbus, OK
10/15 @ Lafayette Theatre – Lafayette, IN
10/16 @ TBA – Springfield, IL
10/17 @ Penney Road Pub – Barrington, IL
10/18 @ Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
10/19 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
10/20 @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul, MN
10/21 @ Nestor – Fargo, ND
10/22 @ TBA – Dickinson, ND
10/23 @ Z Bar – Spearfish, SD
10/24 @ Hall of Champions – Casper, WY
10/25 @ Funk N Dive Bar – Ogden, UT
10/26 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/27 @ Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
10/28 @ The Loudhouse – Tucson, AZ
10/29 @ Low Brow – El Paso, TX *
11/01 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
11/02 @ Wax – San Antonio, TX
11/03 @ Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
11/04 @ 18th St. Pier – San Leon, TX
11/05 @ TBA – Slidell/New Orleans, LA
11/07 @ TBA – Pascal/ackson, MS
11/08 @ TBA – Panama City/Tallahasee, FLl
11/09 @ Bombshells – Orlando, FL
11/10 @ TBA – Orlando/Stuart, FL
11/11 @ Pipers – Jupiter, FL
11/12 @ Radio Room – Greenville, SC
11/14 @ Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
11/15 @ Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
11/16 @ TBA – Baltimore, MD
11/17 @ Brighton Bar – New Jersey, NJ
11/18 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/24 @ TBA – Erie, PA
11/25 @ TBA – Lakewood, OH
11/26 @ TBA – Colmbus, OH
11/27 @ TBA – Fort Wayne, IN
11/28 @ TBA – South Bend, IN
11/29 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
11/30 @ TBA – Mankato, MN
12/01 @ TBA – Mandan, ND
12/02 @ TBA – Fargo, ND
12/03 @ TBA – Billings, MT
12/04 @ TBA – Helena, MT
12/05 @ Pinnacle – Spokane, WA
12/06 @ TBA – Seattle, WA
12/07 @ TBA @ Portland, OR
12/08 @ TBA – Medford, OR
12/09 @ TBA – Sacramento, Ca
12/10 @ TBA – Reno, NV
12/11 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
12/12 @ TBA – Carbondale, CO
12/13 @ TBA – Denver, CO
12/14 @ TBA – Colorado Springs, CO
12/15 @ TBA – Salina, CO
12/16 @ Knuckleheads Salon – Kansas City, MO
12/17 @ TBA – Tulsa, OK
12/18 @ CAFÉ ACOUSTIC – St. Joseph, MO
12/19 @ TBA – St. Louis, MO
12/20 @ TBA – Louisville, KY
12/21 @ TBA – Dayton, OH
12/22 @ TBA – Canton, OH
12/23 @ TBA – Jamestown, NY
* Acoustic

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Michale Graves is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career has spanned nearly two decades. Michale entered the music scene as lead singer of The Misfits and after leaving the band embarked on a successful solo career. He has also appeared in many acclaimed film projects including “Bruiser”, ‘Campfire Stories” and notably starring in “Perkin 14”. In August of 2012 Michale joined Hydraulic Entertainment as President and lead artist and began the most productive phase of his explosive career. Michale has released a series of sold out albums including VagabondLost Skeleton ReturnsVagabond AcousticSupernaturalWandererZombies UniteWanderer AcousticDrifterRevenge of the Zombies and he has just released a new monster rock album, When Worlds Collide. Graves has also acted in several short films produced by Hydraulic Entertainment including “Zombie”, “Half Human”, “Wanderer”, “Zombies” and “Ripper” as well as producing a spoken word anthology “Nightmares”. Always evolving as an artist, Michale has performed within several genres as fans followed his instantly recognizable voice across five continents. Known as much for his high energy live shows and deeply moving acoustical interpretations as he has a full three octave vocal range and heart-wrenching lyrics; Michale Graves is driven to create memorable performance experiences.

While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop-culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on numerous broadcast properties including The Andrew Wilkow ShowThe Flow with Kurt WallaceThe Sean Hannity ShowAdam Vs The ManThe Howard Stern ShowTruth Frequency RadioWhere Monsters DwellThe GuardianThe New York TimesRolling Stone Magazine.

GUITAR: Loki
Carlos Cofino (aka Loki) is a Puerto Rican born guitar player. Loki began playing guitar at 15 and quickly began playing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998 Loki began playing with more notable bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, Loki continued to work with Michale Graves on his solo projects and still plays guitar for Michale currently.

Notable Bands
Angelsin (1998-1999)
Mister Monster (2000-2001)
Spy Society 99 (2001)
Gotham Road (2003-2005)
The Doomsday Prophecy (2009-2012)
Darrow Chemical Company (2009-2016)
Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight (2016-Current)
Michale Graves (2006-Current)

BASS: Christopher Dean or “Dean”
In 2013, Dean joined New Jersey punk band, “Darrow Chemical Company”. He played guitar on two US tours and a small Canadian run from 2013 – 2015. Later in 2015 Dean played bass for Horror Ska legends The Independents on a US tour.

Also in 2015, Dean filled in for Canadian punk rockers “Black Cat Attack” when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined SUM 41 on a surprise appearance at the AP awards.

Notable Bands
Darkness Descends (Guitar 2011-2015)
Michale Graves (Bass 2017-Current)
Darrow Chemical Company(Guitar 2013-2015)
The Independents(Bass 2015)
Black Cat Attack(Guitar 2015)
GOTH (Guitar 2016)
The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single released 2016)
Children of October (Bass 2016-2017)
Alyxx (Bass 2017-current)
Dean (2016-current)

DRUMS: Tony Baptist
Tony Baptist is a New Jersey based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the NY/NJ metro area. Most notably as the touring drummer for punk legend and ex-Misfits singer Michale Graves over that past 5 years. Playing on his “War of information”, “Vagabond”, “Lost Skeleton Returns” “Nightmares 2015”, and “When Worlds Collide” North American tours. As well as Michale’s “Vagabond” and “Wanderer” albums. Tony has also toured Europe with former NYC metal band “pUI” in 2014 as support for the band “Viza”, as well as tour dates with NYC band “Station” and artist Evan Russell Saffer. Tony endorses Dark Horse Drums and Vratim drum shoes.

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Crystal Ignite Releases Debut Solo Single “Everything You Break” Featuring Ben Moody

Australian rock artist Crystal Ignite has released her debut single, “Everything You Break,” featuring Ben Moody (Evanescence) off of her upcoming, as yet unnamed EP. “Everything You Break” was written by Crystal Ignite, Andrew Bojanic, and Liz Hooper and produced by Crystal Ignite and  WizardzOfOz.

This is one of the most emotional tracks I have written, it’s a tragic love song, a break up song, all about realizing that the person you loved was not who you thought they were…. Having Ben Moody feature on guitar makes this track even more special…. the breaking Evanesence album he cowrote was extremely influential on me in he was early stages of my career, and is a true honor – Crystal Ignite

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To say that Crystal Ignite is excited about returning to Australia to tour would be a total understatement. Crystal is bloody ecstatic! Backed by a stellar new group, the five piece outfit are embarking on an eleven date national run of shows in support of Crystal’s powerful new single “Everything You Break.”

Best known to audiences as the dynamic and empowering frontwoman of globetrotting hard rock act Bellusira (who have sadly called it a day), Crystal Ignite has kickstarted this brand new chapter of her career by pouring her creative heart and soul into an EP’s worth of sessions in Melbourne just last month.

“Everything You Break” (ft Evanescence’s Ben Moody on guitar) is an eclectic mix of tribal drum driven alt-pop that still draws upon Crystal’s love of all things rock, while telling a tragic tale of love gone wrong with the initial deception and eventual personal redemption that encompasses it.

Crystal will also be announcing a touring line-up for her return to the US later in the year.

As a singer-songwriter with Bellusira who released two albums and toured throughout the US, Australia and New Zealand with names such as HalestormSeetherHell YeahThe Misfits, and Fly Leaf, the band also landed on major festivals with KornRob ZombieFive Finger Death Punch, and many more. Crystal’s relocation to Los Angeles also saw her work closely with co-writer Will Hunt (Evanescence) and band member Koichi Fukuda(Static-X).

Having also just secured a world-wide licensing deal with Superpop.co(Sony/ATV and Extreme Music, Crystal Ignite is set to unleash her powerhouse vocals and songs once again, showing why she’s one of the most talented women in rock today.

Catch Crystal Ignite Live
04/28 @ Flannagans – Mount Gambier, SA
04/29 @ Enigma Bar – Adelaide, SA
05/06 @ The Workers Club – Melbourne, VIC
05/12 @ Sooki Lounge – Belgrave, VIC