Xentrix (2)

Formed in 1985, 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.

After releasing a string of well-received albums, Xentrix broke up in 1997. The band cited the fact that metal was declining in popularity as one of the reasons for the split. Xentrix reunited with the "Shattered Existence" lineup in 2005 and played some shows around the UK the following year before parting ways once again.

In February 2013, Xentrix announced their second reunion; since then, they have continued playing live shows and have new material in the works. Once again, this reunion featured the "Shattered Existence" lineup, although Paul MacKenzie left the band shortly and was replaced on bass by Chris Shires. Astley eventually left the band once again (having left for the first time in 1994) and was replaced by Jay Walsh in 2017.


Xentrix (2) - Shattered Existence album art Xentrix (2) Shattered Existence (Album) Roadracer Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Xentrix (2) - For Whose Advantage? album art Xentrix (2) For Whose Advantage? (Album) Roadracer Records Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Xentrix (2) - Dilute To Taste album art Xentrix (2) Dilute To Taste (MiniAlbum, Maxi, EP) Roadracer Records Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Xentrix (2) - Kin album art Xentrix (2) Kin (Album) Roadracer Records Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Xentrix (2) - Scourge album art Xentrix (2) Scourge (Album) Heavy Metal Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
posh485CD Xentrix (2) - Bury The Pain album art Xentrix (2) Bury The Pain(CDr, Promo) Listenable Records posh485CD France 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Xentrix (2) - Ghost Busters album art Xentrix (2) Ghost Busters (Single, Maxi) Roadracer Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Xentrix (2) - The Order Of Chaos album art Xentrix (2) The Order Of Chaos (Single, Maxi) Roadracer Records Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version


08-024946, 08-024946-30 Xentrix (2) - Shattered Existence album art Xentrix (2) Shattered Existence(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records 08-024946, 08-024946-30 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version