British rockers VENOM are searching for a new drummer after ANTONY 'ANTTON' LANT quit the group.
The percussionist has announced his departure from the pioneering metal band after 31 years, insisting he wants to spend more time focusing on his own side-project.
The star, whose brother is frontman Conrad 'Cronos' Lant, tells Blabbermouth.net, "I have left for various reasons and would like to concentrate on my own band called Def-con-one."
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