'Into the Pit' interview with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Camera: Bobby Del Bosque

Whether he's known as the longtime guitarist of punk legends Misfits, as a solo artist, the "Vegan Monster" or simply a man with war paint who shreds in the gym and on guitar, one thing is for certain: Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein turns heads wherever he goes. Although Doyle can be a man of few words, he has plenty to talk about these days.

Eight days after releasing his second solo record, Doyle II: As We Die, Doyle discussed with AXS the new record among a variety of topics prior to hitting the stage while headlining The Rock Box on Saturday night. Joining Doyle on the album are vocalist Alex Story of Cancerslug plus bassist Brandon Strate and drummer Brandon Pertzborn (though Wade Murff filled in on drums for this show).

Having hit the music scene as a teenager with Misfits in the early 1980s with vocalist Glenn Danzig and Doyle's oldest brother, bassist Jerry Only, Doyle was integrated into the business much earlier than most musicians. The group went on to influence many artists, most notably Metallica who covered "Last Caress/Green Hell" and "Die Die My Darling" while Guns N' Roses did the honors on "Attitude."

Concerning the latest record, Doyle spoke of guest musicians such as Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe plus Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and Doyle's girlfriend, Arch Enemy vocalist Alyssa White-Gluz. The latter also spoke to AXS in February on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise regarding how she and Doyle celebrated her becoming Arch Enemy's vocalist (watch here).

Click the video box to hear Doyle in his own words, and stay tuned for coverage of Saturday night's performance.