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Xentrix

Formed in 1986, British thrashers Xentrix (pronounced Zen-tricks) began their careers by playing metal covers before focusing all of their efforts on coming up with original material. Initially known as Sweet Vengeance, guitarist / vocalist Chris Astley, guitarist Kristian Havard, drummer Dennis Gasser and bassist Paul Mackenzie created enough of a stir through their live performances that the English branch of Roadrunner Records took notice and signed the group in January 1989.

The band's debut album, ‘Shattered Existence’, produced by John Cuniberti, was released later tha ...read more

Formed in 1986, British thrashers Xentrix (pronounced Zen-tricks) began their careers by playing metal covers before focusing all of their efforts on coming up with original material. Initially known as Sweet Vengeance, guitarist / vocalist Chris Astley, guitarist Kristian Havard, drummer Dennis Gasser and bassist Paul Mackenzie created enough of a stir through their live performances that the English branch of Roadrunner Records took notice and signed the group in January 1989.

The band's debut album, ‘Shattered Existence’, produced by John Cuniberti, was released later that year to an overwhelming press response in England, where Xentrix were hailed as heroes. A bunch of scattered live performances followed, with the band embarking on their first headlining UK tour in May 1990.

To coincide with the tour, the quartet issued a brand new three-song EP featuring a cover of Ray Parker Junior's "Ghostbusters", scoring some controversy because of the Ghostbusters logo on their EP. The success of this EP led to the recording of the band's second LP for Roadrunner, which was issued in late 1990 under the title ‘For Whose Advantage?’.

Immediately following the album's release, the band hit the touring trail again, this time venturing over to Europe for the first time as support to label mates Annihilator. Later, Xentrix entered Loco Studios in South Wales to record two brand new tracks, 'Pure Thought’ and ‘Shadows Of Doubt’, which were later released in EP form along with three live numbers recorded in their hometown in 1991. At the end, the band recorded a three track demo in 1995 with Chris on vocals, and then shortly after he left the band. « hide

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LPs
Scourge
1996

1.8
8 Votes
Kin
1992

3.3
13 Votes
For Whose Advantage?
1990

3.9
43 Votes
Shattered Existence
1989

3.9
32 Votes
EPs
The Order Of Chaos
1992

3
1 Votes
Dilute to Taste
1991

2.5
1 Votes
Ghostbusters
1989

3
4 Votes

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