Former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has signed a label and distribution deal with Dave Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group, who will not only release As We Die, the upcoming second album from the guitarist’s eponymous project Doyle, but distribute all releases for the guitarist’s label Monsterman Records.
Ellefson’s label have already signed up a pretty impressive roster, including A Killer’s Confession, Motograter, Heaven Below (featuring Patrick Kennison of Lita Ford and Union Underground), Broken Teeth, Doll Skin, Helstar, Cage9, Green Death, Arise in Chaos, former Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley, and many more.
EMP’s Thom Hazaert:
“I worked really closely with Bruce (Miyaki – Doyle’s Manager) and Monsterman on (Doyle’s 2013 release) Abominator, and I was actually the marketing director out of the gate on that release. Over the years, I’ve stayed involved, and we’re all good friends, and with David (Ellefson), who also had a great relationship with Doyle, eventually as EMP came to fruition the conversation inevitably came up about seeing if there was a fit there. With everything else going on in all of our Worlds, it took a bit of a detour to finally get here, but I can’t express how excited we are to finally be able to put this all together. The legacy of someone like Doyle, who is SUCH a legendary talent, is always such an amazing gift when it comes to putting out records, especially for a label like EMP, where we are all HUGE, genuine music fans. And there’s really not many out there who can hold a candle to Doyle, in terms of talent OR legacy.”
EMP President David Ellefson agrees:
“I’ve always loved Doyle and we’ve had a great relationship that goes back a long time. We’d started some talk last year when Doyle and Alissa (White-Gluz) came out to do some stuff with Metal Allegiance, and it just became an ongoing conversation over the past year. Now that it’s official, we’re extremely excited to be able to not only push out this new Doyle record, which is amazing, but all the killer Monsterman titles via EMP.”
“When Dave came to me with an offer for our new CD As We Die it was a no brainer. He has been a good friend of mine for 20 + years, and has never done me wrong, and in this business that’s unheard of. We didn’t want to release it ourselves on Monsterman, we wanted a bigger push and EMP has a lot of exciting things happening in 2017 that will do that for us.”
Doyle is the current project of Von Frankenstein, with Cancerslug vocalist Alex “Wolfman” Story, bassist Brandon Strate and drummer Brandon Pertzborn.
In addition to the upcoming second release from Doyle, EMP/Monsterman will release several limited edition vinyl configurations, as well as a CD reissue of Doyle’s aforementioned Abominator, the upcoming LP from LA Industrial Metal mainstays Dead Girls Corp., and several additional 2017 releases TBA.
Doyle has also announced a (somewhat punishing, looking at when and where the dates are) European Tour in February, including several dates in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, and more.
1st BIRMINGHAM, UK – MAMA ROUX
2nd CHESTER, UK – THE LIVE ROOMS
3rd GLASGOW, UK – AUDIO
4th NEWCASTLE, UK – ACADEMY 2
5th MILTON KEYNES, UK – CRAUFORD ARMS
6th LONDON, UK – THE UNDERWORLD
7th EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS – DYNAMO
8th OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY – HELVETE
9th BERLIN, GERMANY – WILD AT HEART
10th HAMBURG, GERMANY – BAMBI GALORE
11th OLDENBURG, GERMANY – CADILLAC
12th ERFURT, GERMANY CLUB FROM HELL
14th OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC – BARRAK CLUB
15th BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – DURER KERT ROOM 041
16th VIENNA, AUSTRIA – VIPER ROOMS
17th MILAN, ITALY – LEGEND CLUB
18th CERVIA (RAVENNA), ITALY – ROCK PLANET
19th ROMA, ITALY – TRAFFIC
21st BADED, SWITZERLAND – WERKK
23rd MADRID, SPAIN – SALA LEMON
24th BARCELONA, SPAIN – SALA BOVEDA
25th ROMANS/ISERE, FRANCE – SECRET PLACE
26th ST JEAN DE VEDAS, FRANCE- SECRET PLACE