Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is an American guitarist. He was the most well-known guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits, which he joined in October 1980, at the age of 16.
Doyle is considered by many in the horror punk scene as a legendary guitarist, setting the standard for future acts that attempt to emulate his aggressive playing style and hulking stage presence. His older brother, Jerry Only, was a founding member of the band, along with Glenn Danzig.
In 1987, four years after the Misfits broke up, Doyle and Jerry formed the metal band Kryst The Conqueror with drummer The Murp. They also created the Doyle Fan Club to help promote their new band. However, they never had a vocalist and never toured, or played a show, although they did record one album which has never been released in its entirety but was leaked around the internet recently. Select songs from the album were released by Jerry Only’s record label “Cyclopian Music” as an EP, and featured guest guitarist Dave “The Snake” Sabo of the metal band Skid Row on one of the tracks, whom Jerry had met through a mutual friend.
Doyle’s own band have realeased two full length LPs and in recent years, he has reunited with The Misfits to play festivals.