Venom legend Mantas to perform in Tokyo in March

British heavy metal legend Jeff “Mantas” Dunn will return to Japan in March for two special performances.

Mantas co-founded cult heavy metal band Venom in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1978. Venom was a pioneering band that was a massive influence on the emerging thrash and black metal subgenres of heavy metal. During his time as Venom’s lead guitarist and songwriter, he performed on nine full-length studio albums – including “Welcome to Hell”, “Black Metal”, “At War with Satan” and “Prime Evil” – as well as a bunch of EPs and live releases. Following his final departure from Venom in 2002, Mantas continued with his Venom brother Tony “The Demolition Man“ Dolan in M-Pire of Evil and Venom Inc. Venom Inc’s second album, “There’s Only Black”, was released in September. In recent years, Mantas has toured Japan three times with Venom Inc. In March, he will return to Tokyo for two special performances in Tokyo. On Monday 20th March, Mantas will perform classic Venom songs at WildSide in Shinjuku. He will be backed by a session band consisting of Gezol (Sabbat), Mirai Kawashima (Sigh), Shinji Tachi (Metalucifer) and Jero (Abigail). The night will open with support act Metalucifer. On Tuesday 21st March, Mantas will perform with Dr Phibes Electric Wizards which features Hermien JD (ex-Angel Witch, EF Band, Tytan, Mike Oldfield), Jero (Abigail), Minemura “Ruzer” Takenori (Galactica Phantom) and Treble Gainer (Hell Freezes Over). The evening’s opening act is Evil. Mantas will also conduct a guitar clinic during his days in Tokyo.

More info and tickets via promoter UPP-tone Music.