Addictive (band)

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Background information
Origin Blacktown NSW, Australia
Genres Thrash metal
Years active 1988–1996
Labels Survival / Forge
Associated acts Enticer, Dungeon, Mortal Sin
Members Greg Smith
Joe Buttigeig
Mick Sultana
Steve Moore
Past members Matt Coffey

Addictive was an Australian thrash metal band, that formed in 1988. It was part of the Sydney thrash metal scene of the late 1980s. It was particularly influenced by Metallica and Sacred Reich, Nuclear Assault.


The original line-up of the band was Greg Smith (vocals and bass), Joe Buttigieg (guitar), Mick Sultana (guitar) and Matt Coffey (drums).

Its first album, Pity Of Man was released November 1989. Steve Moore (previously of Enticer) replaced Coffey on drums. Its second album, Kick 'Em Hard, was recorded in 1991 with producer Bob Daisley. The master tapes for the album went missing for over 18 months, and it was finally released in February 1993, by which time the band had fallen from favour, and while they continued to play live infrequently, Addictive finally broke up in 1996. A short time later, Moore joined Dungeon.

In 2004, guitarists Buttigieg and Sultana joined the reformed line up of legendary Sydney thrash band Mortal Sin, although Buttigieg left that group in early 2005.



  • Pity Of Man (Survival, 1989)
  • Kick 'Em Hard (Survival 1993)