Jeffrey Dunn

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Jeffrey Dunn
Mantas in London, 2014.02.19.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Dunn
Also known as Mantas
Born (1961-04-22) 22 April 1961 (age 56)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts
  • Venom
  • Dryll
  • Primevil
  • Venom Inc

Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (22 April 1961) is a British guitarist best known as one of the founding members of seminal Thrash/speed metal band Venom, with which he played as a guitarist from 1979 to 1985 and 1989 - 2002.

In 1986 he left Venom to form the band Mantas which so far has recorded two full-length albums: Winds of Change in 1988, and Zero Tolerance in 2004. In 1992 he played guitars for Warfare, a NWOBHM band from the UK.

In 2006, Mantas toured with German hardcore techno act Scooter in Germany as an additional member on guitar.[1]

As of 2007, Dunn was working with the band Dryll.[2]

In 2009, he guested on German metalcore band Last One Dying's debut album The Hour of Lead

In 2010, Jeff Dunn and former Venom members, Antony "Antton" Lant (drums; brother of Venom frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) are back with their new band, initially called Primevil but now Mpire of Evil.


  • CSL Flying V
  • Ibanez Roadstar with Hardrock'r tremolo system[3][4]
  • Ibanez RG (Black Finish)
  • Ibanez RG (Blue Finish)
  • Ibanez Xiphos (Black Finish)
  • Steinberger Synapse (Black Finish)
  • Ibanez Destroyer DT 555 (Black Finish with White Pickups)

Mantas now uses Caparison guitars


With Venom[edit]

With Mantas[edit]

With M-pire of Evil[edit]

With Venom Inc.[edit]

  • Avé


  1. ^ "SCOOTER-Fans feiern Mantas ab - News". Powermetal.De. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Dryll's Myspace Page". Jeff Dunn. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Ibanez Rules 1983-84 US Catalog". Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
  4. ^ "new wave of british heavy metal". new wave of british heavy metal. Retrieved 2017-08-15. 

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