Alissa White-Gluz Doyle

Recently on the “In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie” podcast, ARCH ENEMY vocalist Alissa White-Gluz discussed how she maintains a healthy relationship with her long-time partner, MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, when both of them spend so much time on the road.

 I wouldn’t say I’m qualified to be a relationship coach by any means, but I think that a lot of it comes down to just having your goals aligned; the people in the relationship have to have their goals aligned. And we definitely do,” she responded. “I remember when I was a teenager and just starting to get into bands, you do that thing with your bros in the band, and you’re, like, ‘All right. Bands before everything — before girlfriends, before boyfriends, before school, before work. Bands before everything.’

“And I committed to that and I never broke away from it, essentially,” she continued. “I just said, ‘Any opportunity that I can get with music, I have to take it a thousand percent,’ and I’m still like that. And I also encourage Doyle to be like that, because I think that his band DOYLE is really good — really, really good. It’s, like super-good music. And I’m saying that — of course I’m biased, but the thing is I heard his band when I met him, and I wasn’t with him yet and I already liked it. So I thought it was a good band before I had a reason to think it was a good band. So I want his band to succeed. I want people to go to their shows. I want him to do well. I love when he plays MISFITS shows and it’s a sold-out arena.”

“So even though it’s tough ’cause we don’t see each other that much, I’m happy that he’s getting to work and I’m happy that I get to work,” Alissa added. “And so it’s not super easy, but it’s worked for the past almost decade, so I guess it’s fine. [Laughs]”