Xentrix + Animator + Crossfire
UK thrashers Xentrix return to Ireland in May 2022. See them at Grand Social, Dublin on the 13th and Voodoo Belfast on the 14th.
Hailing from the North West of England, Xentrix was formed in 1985 by guitar player Chris Astley. After numerous changes to the line up they signed with Roadrunner records and entered the studio to record their first album ‘Shattered Existence’ with producer John Cuniberti (Vio-lence, Forbidden, Joe Satriani).
The nineties saw them play with bands such as Testament, Sacred Reich and pagan thrashers Sabbat. The legendary Tommy Vance of the BBC Radio 1’s Friday Rock Show brought them down to Maida Vale studios to record a session for the show where they performed a thrash version of the ‘Ghostbusters’ theme tune, which was already a favourite with stage divers at their live shows. Xentrix went on to tour Europe with Canadian label mates Annihilator, open for Brazilian thrash giants Sepultura and tour Germany with Alco-Metal outfit Tankard.
2013 saw the band reunite and play a storming set at UK’s Bloodstock festival and go on to play further dates with Kreator and Overkill.
With new vocalist, Jay Walsh (Bull-Riff Stampede) now at the helm and new material written and recorded, Xentrix are fired up and eager to return to doing what they love the most, playing live.