Tony Dolan

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Tony Dolan
Also known asThe Demolition Man
Born (1964-01-21) 21 January 1964 (age 54)
OriginNewcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
GenresSpeed metal, thrash metal, black metal, death metal, heavy metal, industrial metal
Occupation(s)musician, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar
Associated actsVenom Inc., Venom, Atomkraft, M:Pire of Evil

Tony "Demolition" Dolan (also known as the "Demolition Man") was born in 1964. He is an English musician and actor, most known as bassist and vocalist of heavy metal bands Atomkraft and Venom. He currently plays in Venom Inc., alongside fellow former Venom members Mantas and Abaddon.

Dolan and Paul Spillett formed Atomkraft in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1979. He was a vocalist from 1979 to 1986, played guitars from 1979 to 1981 and on to 1988, just before they broke up. From 1981 to 1987 he played bass guitar. When Atomkraft was reformed in 2004, Dolan took up the duty of vocalist and bassist again. In 1988, he was offered a role of bassist and vocalist for the prominent band, Venom. He recorded four albums with Venom before leaving the band in 1993. He also participated in other acts, including Mantas, Dogmatix and Raubtier. In 2010, with Jeffrey Dunn and Anthony Lant, he started playing bass guitar and singing in M-pire of Evil.[1]


  • Aria Pro II Cardinal Series CSB-380
  • Aria Pro II SB-1000
  • Ibanez Artist bass (red finish, as seen on the Venom Live 90 gig)
  • Overwater bass
  • M-16 bass
  • Infinity Perspex bass
  • B.C.Rich Zombie bass clone
  • Washburn five-string
  • Rickenbacker 4001
  • LTD F-414FM
  • Brian May guitar

In 2017 Dolan announced an exclusive deal with Dutch guitar builder Bo~EL Guitars.[2] He plays the Bo~EL Big Generator bass guitar.


With Atomkraft[edit]

With Venom[edit]

With M-pire of Evil[edit]

With Venom Inc.[edit]

  • Avé

Other projects[edit]



  1. ^ "M:PIRE of EVIL - featuring Venom & Black Metal Legends MANTAS - THE DEMOLITION MAN". Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  2. ^ Gear interview Modus Operandi at website Lords of Metal, july 2017

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