British metal band DEF-CON-ONE – feat. ex VENOM drummer Antton Lant – released a new single called “Martyr to the new Blood” earlier this month. It’s the first single from the new yet untitled album. It’s also the first single to feature the new lineup, which is (from left to right in the photo):
Antton Lant – Drums
Danny Hagar jnr – Vocals.
Crol Dunn “aka Crolossal”– Guitars, vocals
Brian “Sass” Bell – Bass, Vocals
Antton said, “large cracks were beginning to show in certain peoples commitments towards the band, and after working on an album for over two years interest from members was fading. In early 2017 I was forced to replace some members. Crol Dunn was brought in on guitar and Rodrigo BVevino was brought in on vocals. Writing and Recording was going so well with a snippet of “Brute force and ignorance” getting released and receiving overwhelming reviews, unfortunately Rodrigo was given some terrible news and sadly passed away later the same year.
I wasn’t sure what to do at this stage but after being contacted and receiving alot of recordings from various singers wanting to join the band we decided to concentrate on writing and recording until the right person was found to sing for the band.
We auditioned quite a few singers and we feel Danny’s ability and personality will fit the band 110%. With a fresh new guitar and vocal style we needed a bassist with the skill to perform complex riffing, Brian’s sound and attitude fits right in giving the band a new lease of life and opening up new possibilities and experiences. The band is now putting the finishing touches to the new tracks.
October 2018 saw’s the official release of our new single “Martyr to the new Blood”. The track was recorded in “Colossus Studios” in Newcastle upon Tyne and was mixed and mastered by Andy Mallaby the Bassist from North East Deathcore band Osiah. The band have been hard at work writing rehearsing and recording new tracks for the new album and promise this to be a killer album from start to finish. Def-Con-One have also been added to next years HRH Metal festival in Birmingham.”
Listen to “Martyr to the new Blood” here: