|Birth name||Jeffrey Dunn|
|Also known as||Mantas|
|Born||22 April 1961|
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (born 22 April 1961) is a British guitarist best known as one of the founder members of seminal thrash/speed metal band Venom, with which he played as a guitarist from 1979 to 1985 and 1989 to 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 United Kingdom.
As of 2007, Dunn was working with the band Dryll.
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.
Dunn played guitar on the track Hold On by Scott Michael Cavagan.
In May 2018, Dunn underwent emergency heart surgery (double bypass) in Lisbon following a life threatening incident.
- CSL Flying V
- Ibanez Roadstar with Hardrock'r tremolo system
- 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
- Welcome to Hell (1981)
- Black Metal (1982)
- At War with Satan (1984) (Chart Position #64 UK),(#48 SE)
- Possessed (1985) (Chart Position #99 UK)
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (double live album) (1986)
- Prime Evil (1989)
- Tear Your Soul Apart (EP) (1990)
- Temples of Ice (1991)
- The Waste Lands (1992)
- Venom '96 (EP) (1996)
- Cast in Stone (1997)
- Resurrection (2000)
- Digital Surgery (EP, 2009)
With M-pire of Evil
With Venom Inc.
- Avé (2017)
With Warfare (as guest)
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- "Dryll's Myspace Page". Jeff Dunn. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
- "Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Is Recovering After Successful Heart Surgery". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2018-05-29. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- "Ibanez Rules 1983-84 US Catalog". ibanezrules.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
- "new wave of british heavy metal". new wave of british heavy metal. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
- MANTAS Solo projects
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