Jammin’ Java got the year started off right with Doyle performing there on January 2nd. The club in Vienna, Virginia, was filled with metal and punk fans of all ages, ready to warm up on this cold Wednesday night. Local bands PAIN!, Red Chief’s Rising, UNKNOWN, and Nature Freak also played.
Doyle is the band of Misfits’ guitarist, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. They started their set before the whole band even came on stage. Besides drummer Wade Murff, the rest of the band began their first song, “Abominator,” while still backstage and out of sight. Their whole set was very fast paced, with 12 songs packed into the hour that they played for. The set list covered songs from both of Doyle’s albums, including “Dreamingdeadgirls,” “Cemeterysexxx,” and “Kiss Me as We Die.” Towards the end of the set, lead singer Alex “Wolfman” Story started climbing around and ended up dangling from the rafters above the stage. Doyle closed with “Hope Hell Is Warm.” The show ended a bit abruptly, but the fans stayed gathered around the stage, possibly hoping for more music and good times before the night was over.