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Doyle Tour Brings the Abominable Showman to Charlotte

As We Die World Abomination Tour

Halloween 2018 may be in the past, but there are still treats to be had if you’re a fan of horror punk. Doyle, self-titled project of former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, is currently on the second leg of their As We Die World Abomination Tour. After spending the summer touring in Europe, the band returns to the U.S. for the remainder of the year and I caught them on Saturday, November 17 as their tour hearse pulled into Charlotte, NC at the Fillmore Underground.

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First off though, we had a couple local openers. Metal outfit Haymaker had the unenviable task of warming up a sparse crowd that was still trickling in. The energy level in the room seemed to be on the rise as I saw some heads banging by the end of their set.

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Next were rockers Scars Remain. If they seemed lighter fare, it was only from being sandwiched between two heavier acts. Some catchy, melodic hard rock.

Scars Remain - 01

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The audience, while still less in number than I had anticipated, was starting to wake up. Chants of “Doyle” turned to chants of “drummer” as Wade Murff was the first to appear onstage. Once he was settled in behind his kit, things got going in earnest as the rest of the band joined and launched into the title track from the 2013 album Abominator. Setlist was nearly evenly split between that album and last year’s Doyle II: As We Die. Vocalist Alex “Wolfman” Story prefaced every song with some variation of “This is kind of a love song, you can dance to it,” but otherwise kept the banter to a minimum.

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Visually, Doyle himself was the main draw. With his signature devilock hairstyle, custom “Annihilator” guitar, face paint, and sculpted torso, he has one of the most iconic looks in rock. Banging on his guitar for punctuation, he and Story prowled about the stage while bassist Brandon Strate mostly stayed to the side and out of their way. Probably a wise choice as the Underground doesn’t have a particularly large stage. Other that a fog machine that mostly obscured Murff, there was no additional enhancement. Not that there was any needed. Light shows or confetti cannons would just been distractions.

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Doyle - 01

Sound was spot-on throughout the night and perhaps my only complaint was that Doyle’s set was a little on the short side. It was only after checking my watch that I realized it ran longer than it felt like. They played for slightly over an hour, but at a breakneck pace that followed the old show business maxim, “Always leave them wanting more.” And more I did want, but it was not to be had, as no encore was forthcoming.

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If you have even the remotest interest in horror punk, this is a tour to check out. These guys are true road warriors as there are over 30 remaining shows before wrapping things up just after the end of the year. So grab your friends, live or undead, and get out and support live music.

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See full gallery of the night here!

Doyle Setlist The Underground, Charlotte, NC, USA, As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018

Catch this tour:

NOV18
Wilmington, NC
NOV18
Wilmington, NC
NOV20
Tue 7 PM22 guests
261 Main St, Worcester, MA
NOV20
Worcester Palladium
NOV21
Blackthorn 51
NOV21
Wed 7 PM47 guests
80-12 51st Avenue, Queens, NY
NOV23
Pittsburgh, PA
NOV23
Pittsburgh, PA
NOV24
Sat 7 PM CST8 guests
Ruby Lounge Madison, WI
NOV25
Sun 6:30 PM CSTShared to Into The Pit Battleground
Saint Cloud, MN
NOV27
Tue 7 PM CST6 guests
E Wisconsin St, Chippewa Falls, WI
NOV28
Wed 5 PM CST562 guests
Des Moines, IA
NOV28
Wed 7 PM CST29 guests
Des Moines, IA
NOV29
Thu 6 PM CST546 guests
Omaha, NE
NOV30
Springfield, MO
DEC2
Sun 8 PM MST1,537 guests
DEC4
Tue 7:30 PM PST1,003 guests
Seattle, WA
DEC5
Wed 7 PM PST18 guests
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR
DEC5
Wed 8 PM PST685 guests
Portland, OR
DEC6
Thu 7 PM PST49 guests
Sacramento, CA
DEC7
Fri 7 PM PST11 guests
1600 17th St, San Francisco, CA
DEC7
San Francisco, CA
DEC9
Sun 6 PM MSTAllyson Song River Jaynes is going
Mesa, AZ
DEC9
Sun 7 PM MST36 guests
1306 W University Dr, Mesa, AZ
DEC10
Mon 7 PM PST297 guests
San Diego, CA
DEC11
Tue 7 PM MST7 guests
15 N Agassiz St, Flagstaff, AZ
DEC11
Tue 8 PM MST325 guests
Flagstaff, AZ
DEC12
Wed 7 PM PST1,726 guests
Santa Ana, CA
DEC20
Thu 7 PM11 guests
Diamond Pub Concert Hall , Louisville, KY
DEC21
Buffalo, NY
DEC21
Fri 7 PM20 guests
Buffalo Iron Works , Buffalo, NY
DEC22
Sat 7 PM42 guests
Debonair Music Hall
DEC26
Wed 6:30 PM301 guests
Amityville, NY
DEC27
Thu 8 PMBill Raymond is going
Philadelphia, PA
DEC27
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
DEC29
Sat 7 PM833 guests
DEC30
Sun 8 PM194 guests
South Burlington, VT
DEC31
Virginia Beach, VA
JAN2
Vienna, VA
JAN3
New York, NY

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Once an aspiring male model, Kevin quickly realized he had a face that was better suited to being behind the camera. When he's not at a concert, he can often be found at sci-fi conventions or preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse.

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