Doyle Launches “Abominate The World Tour”

Courtesy: TAG Publicity

Famed guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (ex-Misfits, Danzig) is revisiting his 2013 debut album, Abombinator.

Doyle (a.k.a. Paul Caiafa), is celebrating the album with a new tour that launched March 4 in New Bedford, MA. The tour, the “Abominate The World Tour,” is scheduled to run through April 10 in Burlington, VT and features performances scheduled to take place in cities, such as El Paso, TX; Columbus, OH and Brooklyn, NY.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

03/11 @ Hobart Arts Center – Hobart, IN
03/12 @ Afterlife Music Hall – Lombard, IL
03/13 @ Diesel Music Hall – Chesterfield, MI
03/15 @ Red Fang – St. Louis, MO
03/17 @ Anthem School of Music – San Antonio, TX
03/18 @ Wildcatter – Katy, TX
03/19 @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
03/21 @ Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
03/24 @ Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
03/25 @ Whiskey A Go Go – W. Hollywood, CA
03/26 @ Whiskey A Go Go – W. Hollywood, CA
03/27 @ Goldfield – Sacramento, CA
03/29 @ The Venue – Denver, CO
03/30 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/01 @ Blue Note – Harrison, OH
04/02 @ King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
04/03 @ The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
04/05 @ HMAC – Pittsburgh, PA
04/07 @ Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
04/08 @ QTX’S – Newark, NJ
04/09 @ The Change Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/10 @ Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

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All Hail The Yeti Joining Life Of Agony, Doyle For “Beast Coast Monsters 2020 Tour”

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All Hail The Yeti announced a new tour schedule this week.

The band will join Life of Agony and Doyle for the upcoming Beast Coast Monsters Tour 2020.  The tour is scheduled to launch March 13 in Philadelphia, PA and to run through April 5 in Brooklyn, NY.  The nearly month-long run also features performances in cities, such as Athens, GA; Grand Rapids, MI and Cleveland, OH.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Beast Coast Monsters Tour with Life of Agony, Doyle:
3/13- Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
3/15 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
3/17 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
3/18 – Miami, FL – Churchills
3/19 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
3/21 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
3/22 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
3/24 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
3/25 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
3/27 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
3/28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache/Intersection
3/29 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
3/31 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
4/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
4/3 – Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
4/4 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
4/5 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

All Hail The Yeti front man Connor Garritty said in a recent interview, he was looking forward to getting out on the road with LOA and Doyle.

“We are beyond excited to join the Beast Coast Monsters Tour,” he said.  “To be included with two absolute legends in the heavy metal music world is an honor beyond measure.  Life of Agony and Doyle — What an amazing tour!  Both bands have had a huge influence on who we are as musicians.  We can’t wait to spread our gospel across the United States.  We hope to see all the familiar faces, and are very stoked to make some new friends along the way!  HAIL!!”

All Hail The Yeti’s new tour announcement is just its latest news.  The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Felo De Se’ last month via Alternative Press.  The song is featured in the band’s most recent album, Highway Crosses (2018).

Along with debuting its new video, the band also announced the addition of a new member — guitarist Dave Vanderline — to its lineup.  Garritty spoke highly of Vanderline during another interview at the time.

“Dave has an unbelievable talent,” Garritty said.  “The writing process has been painless and some of the most fun we’ve had in a long time.  His guitar playing is exactly what AHTY needed.  Add that to his personality and hunger for success, and you have the perfect combination.  The Oracle’s Dez Fafara and I have been friends for a very long time.  He is probably the most responsible for my music career starting in California so many years ago.  Circle back two decades and now the team is right where it needs to be.  He is driven, smart, no bullshit, and that’s exactly what this band needs to be.”

Along with a new tour schedule, song, video and band member, AHTY is also opening the new year with a new management company.  The band has signed with management company, The Oracle, which is the agency that Garritty mentioned in his comments about Vanderlinde joining the band.

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Project 86 “Among” Rock and Metal’s Best On Phil’s Picks 2017 Top New Hard Rock & Metal Albums

Courtesy: Project 86/TAG Publicity

For those about to rock, we salute you!

Yes, everyone knows that phrase from AC/DC’s classic song by the same name.  As popular as it is, it is more than just a song lyric and title.  It is a statement of honor for the acts and audiences who span the rock community.  This year, as with every year prior, there are so many bands to honor as the year nears its end, including hard rock and metal bands.  In case it hasn’t become clear by now, this article focuses on this critic’s choices for the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  As with every list before, compiling it was not an easy task.  New releases from Project 86, Arch Enemy, Iced Earth, and so many others made this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums very crowded.  That is putting it lightly.  Between well-known mainstream acts and their lesser-known independent counterparts, the two sides collectively offered so many impressive new albums.

Topping this critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums is Project 86’s latest album Sheep Among Wolves.  The band’s 10th full-length studio recording in 20 years, this record takes all of the best elements of the band’s past — both musically and lyrically — and uses them to craft a work that is just as memorable and engaging as its predecessors.  Also on this year’s list from Phil’s Picks are new albums from — as already noted — Iced Earth and Arch Enemy — as well as new offerings from Overkill, Act of Defiance, Prong, Adrenaline Mob, Blacktop Mojo and others. As with every list, this list presents this critic’s Top 10 titles plus five additional titles for a total of 15 records.  That being noted, here for you is Phil’s Picks’ 2017 Top 10 New Hard Rock & Metal Albums.


  1. Project 86 — Sheep Among Wolves
  2. Prong — Zero Days
  3. Act of Defiance — Old Scars, New Wounds
  4. Overkill — The Grinding Wheel
  5. Iced Earth — Incorruptable
  6. Blacktop Mojo — Burn The Ships
  7. Adrenaline Mob — We The People
  8. Marty Friedman — Wall of Sound
  9. Corroded — Defcon Zero
  10. Dragonforce — Reaching Into Infinity
  11. The Haunted — Strength In Numbers
  12. Doyle — As We Die
  13. Demon Hunter — Outlive
  14. 36 Crazyfists — Lanterns
  15. Arch Enemy — Will To Power

That’s all for this list.  Again, it was not an easy list to compile.  Acts the likes of Eve To Eve to Adam, Marty Friedman, Sepultura, Annihilator, Mastodon and so many others all deserve their own share of credit.  With that in mind, it becomes easy to see why no disrespect was meant to any one act or another here.  Every noted act released its own impressive album.  Only so many spaces were available, sadly.

2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting year in its own right, with new material from Ministry on the way alongside new albums from Judas Priest, Saxon, Machine Head, Corrosion of Conformity, Tool, Clutch and lots more.  Stay tuned for all of that in the new year.  To keep up with all of the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at