Sadistic Intent


Sadistic Intent (1987-present): a Death Metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA.


eath metal act Sadistic Intent originally started life in 1986 in 1986 as Devastation, but reformed in the fall of 1987 as Sadistic Intent at Los Angeles, California, USA. Taking influence by the original black metal, thrash metal and death metal groups like Slayer, Possessed, Dark Angel, Destruction (Germany), Venom, Sodom and Celtic Frost, the Cortez brothers tried a few line-ups in order to make their vision into a reality before settling down and getting to work.

At a time when their proposed style was no longer as popular as it was in the mid 1980s due to the break ups of many of the pioneering groups, line-up changes or plain different directions, Sadistic Intent, featuring Rick Cortez (guitar), Bay Cortez (bass), Enrique Chavez (vocals) and Joel Marquez (drums) in the early days, remained one of the handful of groups in the United States raising the flag of death metal. After a couple of rehearsal tapes and demos the band earned a name for itself in the international underground scene and decided to sign with a rising label at the time called 'Wild Rags Records'. In 1990 the Impending Doom... EP was released and a few tours followed in Mexico as well as the US. After bitter disputes with that label, they moved on and the following year self released a limited edition (1,000 copies) single titled A Calm Before The Storm. Shortly after this release, Sadistic Intent came across line-up problems itself and it would be until late 1993 when Sadistic Intent would return.

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In 1994 Sadistic Intent came back with the properly titled Resurrection EP featuring Vince Cervera adding to guitars, with Bay Cortez adding vocals to his bass duties. This was the first recording in which bassist Bay Cortez would now also handle the vocal duties marking the beginning of a new era for the band. The sound now took on their familiar array of thrashing death metal, blasting speeds and atmospheric soundscapes. After sorting out a line-up problem in 1995 the next production would be a promotional EP titled Ancient Black Earth featuring Emilio Marquez assuming drums. In 1996 the band decided to release this recording for the diehards as a limited edition (500 hand numbered copies) through 'Dark Realm Records' and it quickly sold out. That same year, Sadistic Intent was featured on 'Dwell Records' tribute to Celtic Frost.

During this period of time the group would make a few appearances at the Milwaukee Metal Fest, along with more small tours across Mexico and the United States. Not to mention, throughout the years they had already appeared with virtually every international death metal/black metal act that had toured through the Los Angeles area. In 1998 the next recording would be a split LP Eternal Darkness with German black metal group Ungod sponsored by 'Merciless Records'. In 1999 Sadistic Intent would then record a song for a tribute to Possessed featuring original Possessed front man Jeff Becerra. That same year the band recorded for yet another 'Dwell Records' tribute, this time for Slayer before releasing The Exorcist/Morbid Faith single (2003).

Featuring the membership of Bay Cortez (bass/vocals), Rick Cortez (guitars), Ernesto Bueno (guitars) and Arthur Mendiola (drums), Reawakening Horrid Thoughts would arrive in 2014.

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Nation USA
Location Los Angeles, California
Genre Death Metal
Formations 1
Active Years 1987-
Last Modified 2023-02-20
Diskery ID 1282

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