|Def-Con-One equates to powerful, groove fuelled metal of the heaviest order.
Def-Con-One was founded over a decade ago by Antton Lant on drums (former drummer for black metal legends Venom) and Johnny Hunter on guitars after playing together in a band called Sanity’s Edge. They were looking to make the music harder and heavier and went on a search to create a new, more powerful band. A few bass players tried out for the band but nothing was totally concrete until Steve Miller joined. Steve fitted in immediately and brought with him a punk element that complimented the metal origins that Antton and Johnny had already established. Steve was himself into metal but also had a strong connection with punk and this brought a new dimension to the band’s sound. The trio then began their search for a vocalist who could add the final “missing ingredient” to what they were trying to achieve. Having tried a few different vocalists over the years they always found themselves “wanting more”, never satisfied fully with what was being produced on a vocal level, until they enlisted Davey Meikle. Davey was someone whom they all knew from the local metal scene and Antton had already been in a band with Davey called the NuFutureCowboys. It was Antton himself who approached Davey to get him in. One rehearsal was all it took for all four to realise that they had found the correct mix to take the band forward.
Def-Con-One started spreading their sound and infecting the world with their debut album ‘Warface’. Songs such as the titletrack and ‘Steeped In Pain’, which offer up huge slabs of aggressive, groove laden riffs, beats and vocals that will be hard to better. Songs like ‘Blood’, which has harmonies that infect the brain. Hook filled tracks such as ‘My Halo’ and ‘March Of The Dead’. Every song from Def-Con-One is crushing! They have been invited to play Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2011 along side such greats as Motörhead, Immortal, Devin Townsend and Wasp but to name only a few. A solid year of gigs in 2011 increased their fan base and saw them play the length and breadth of the UK. The band has gone from strength to strength and is now ready to unleash their selves on the world.
Def-Con-One have announced ‘II’ as the title of their forthcoming new album, following the band’s overwhelming debut ‘Warface’. With influences covering a wide range of musical styles, from modern metal to old school Rock and Punk, Def-Con-One have been described by the organizers of Bloodstock Open Air festival as a bar fight between Machine Head, Slayer and Pantera.
If you like your metal heavy, then this is the one, this is… Def-Con-One!