Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX made their live debut with new guitarist/vocalist Jay Walsh (BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE) on August 12 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Walsh joined XENTRIX as the replacement for Chris Astley, who left the band at the end of 2015.
XENTRIX 2017 is:
Kristian Havard - Guitar
Chris Shires - Bass
Jay Walsh - Vocals/Guitar
Dennis Gasser - Drums
Originally thrust into the public eye in the late '80s after their demo received a five-K review in Kerrang!, which in turn caught the attention Roadrunner Records, XENTRIX soon found themselves in the studio making "Shattered Existence".
Of course, their now-infamous cover of "Ghostbusters" remains a firm favorite with fans old and new as does the band's phenomenal second album, "For Whose Advantage?", which is regarded as a bonafide thrash classic.
The band went onto enjoy a short-but-successful career that saw them share stages with SLAYER, TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, ANNIHILATOR, SABBAT, TANKARD and SKYCLAD before calling it a day in 1996, having become disillusioned with the U.K. metal scene.
XENTRIX released four albums on Roadrunner Records: "Shattered Existence" (1989), "For Whose Advantage" (1990), "Dilute to Taste" (1991) and "Kin" (1992). They also issued "Scourge" (1996) on Heavy Metal Records with Simon Gordon on vocals and Andy Rudd on guitar.
XENTRIX — with Chris Astley on guitar and vocals — played its first show in almost seven years in April 2013 at the Moses Gate in Bolton, England.
Prior to that, XENTRIX had reunited with its original lineup in 2006 for two gigs in the band's home country.