UK’s DEF CON ONE Founder and Drummer Antton Lant has issued the band update, announcing that the full 2017 line-up will be unveiled soon:
When the band kind of fell to bits back in February I was gutted, I’ve had this band for 20 years now with a lot of line up changes over the years, the band only really started to work once I left Venom and put my all into getting things rolling.
I basically looked after every aspect of the band, from booking all our gigs to getting the record deals the band had etc.
I was basically left on my own not knowing what to do, I’ve been inundated with messages from people wanting to join the band or wanting me to join their bands, a couple of quite well known bands too, and lots of messages suggesting I carry on with the band with new people, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, one thing I definitely did not want is a parody, I didn’t want anyone wanting to sound or look like past members.
I want people to be them self’s, which I’ve definitely found, since I have written most of the stuff since day one it will definitely still sound like Def-Con-One. A good friend of mine that I’ve known over 30 years suggested a singer and I sent him a few backing tracks I had and let him do his thing, I was floored when I got them back, it’s very different and very powerful, He doesn’t sound like any of the singers that have gone before him, and it most definitely still sounds like Def-Con-One.
I put this short clip together and sent it to a chosen few in the industry to get feedback, people I’ve worked with, promoters and Dj’s, I am over the moon with all the feedback.
A few people saying similar things about other bands, you know some people like Paul Diano in Maiden, some prefer Bruce, some prefer Blaze, I know people who prefer Dio over Ozzy in Sabbath, Or Bon over Brian in AC/DC, its all down to taste and I think fans of Def-Con-One will like what they hear.
Here is a short clip of an old track called Brute force and ignorance; it’s the old backing with a new vocal over it.
Full 2017 Line-up will be announced soon with photos etc.