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Sadistic Intent

Formed: 1987
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sadistic Intent News

Below is our complete Sadistic Intent news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Los Angeles

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to expose them to the world outside their respective scenes. Although the Los Angeles scene is anything but unified, this apocalyptic city has produced more than a handful of quality bands. This week I’ll be exploring the Los Angeles old school death metal scene.

The L.A. scene is hardly known for authenticity in its death metal, mainly because the current scene is dominated by fad-jumping metalcore and glam throwback acts, but there are other more subtle reasons for its staying underground. For example, there is the fact that while bands in the Florida and New York death metal scenes, for example, were releasing genre-defining full-length albums, LA bands such as the ones below had to make do with short format releases, such as demos and EP’s. Compare Morbid Angel, who, by 1993, had released four full-length albums, to Sadistic Intent, who have yet to release one. Nevertheless, a limited output doesn’t necessarily equate a lack of talent, and so without further ado, here are three of the most talented bands to have graced the LA scene past and present.

Sadistic Intent

Without doubt L.A.’s best underground band, and quite possibly one of the world’s most underrated metal acts of all time, Sadistic Intent plays fierce death metal that borrows from various traditions in the vast heritage of heavy metal. One can discern a range of influences, from Dark Angel and Slayer to Possessed and Morbid Angel, tucked within the unique tapestry that forms the band’s sound. They write long, involved, and esoteric death metal songs with occult lyrics and a truly sinister atmosphere, making them absolutely essential for lovers of morbid, underground metal. Try their EP’s "Resurrection" and "Impending Doom" for obscure and esoteric death metal, or go for "Ancient Black Earth" if fast and blasting percussive madness is more along the lines of what you crave.

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, seeing Sadistic Intent live is a must, and lucky for you they play at least several shows a year. (Also note that the band members, along with vocalist Jeff Becerra, fill out the current lineup of Possessed.) In a live setting, the band is truly professional, and always live up to their moniker (and then some). Check out the video below to see what you’re getting yourself into.


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Maveth Added To Black Mass Ritual III Lineup

Finland's Maveth has been confirmed to play at the Black Mass Ritual Festival III on Friday, October 1st, 2010. The festival takes place in Helsinki, and further details can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sadistic Intent, Witchcrist, Neutron Hammer, Craven Idol, Vorum, and more.

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Lineup Announced For Black Mass Ritual III Fest

The Black Mass Ritual III festival will take place in Helsinki, Finland from September 30th - October 2nd, 2010. The lineup is as follows:

DAY I - Thu 30.9
Sadistic Intent (US)
Witchrist (Nz)
Craven Idol (Uk)
Neutron Hammer (Fin)
Vorum (Fin)

DAY II - Fri 1.10
Nirvana 2002 (Swe)
Excoriate (Ger)
Grave Miasma (Uk)
Karnarium (Swe)
Hooded Menace (Fin)
Stench of Decay (Fin) More...

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Sadistic Intent's Debut Album To Be Reissued

SADISTIC INTENT's "Resurrection Of The Ancient Black Earth" CD will finally be out at the end of January via Iron Pegasus Records. It features the studio tracks of the ultra rare LP plus the "Morbid Faith" 7"EP as bonus. This re-release comes with a 16 pages booklet, that contains lyrics, cool photos, etc.

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Nunslaughter Announces Los Angeles Show

Nunslaughter will be playing a single show in Los Angeles at The Knitting Factory on February 21, 2009. They will be playing alongside Sadistic Intent, Cauterized, Unholy Lust, and Phlegethon.

The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Lobotomized More...

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Possessed Announces Hollywood Show

Death metal legends Possessed have announced that they will be performing a show at Hollywood's House Of Blues Sunset Strip. Tickets are available at this location.

The band features original vocalist Jeff Becerra and is also comprised of members of Sadistic Intent.

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Possessed To Play Mexico In March

eactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED have scheduled two dates in Mexico in March:

March 14 - Monterrey, MEX @ Ibex Rock Bar
March 15 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador

As has been the case with all of POSSESSED's recent appearances, the group's lineup for the Mexican shows will consist of sole original member Jeff Becerra (vocals) backed by members of California's SADISTIC INTENT.

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Possessed European Tour Is Not Confirmed

Long-running California-based extreme metallers SADISTIC INTENT have commented on the reports that they will be touring Europe in July/August with a revamped version of San Francisco Bay Area metal legends POSSESSED - consisting of original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by members of SADISTIC INTENT. The following statement from SADISTIC INTENT was sent to blabbermouth.net:

"Apparently some one decided to make a flyer of the possible tour with POSSESSED (featuring original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by SADISTIC INTENT), SADISTIC INTENT, MORTEM, and PENTACLE. Although the tour is currently in a preliminary phase, we have not confirmed. After the word got out, we have received much e-mail from people in different countries with very positive feedback and we are grateful. However, we are not responsible for the premature tour announcement and if things don't go as planned, it is possible we will not be able to do this tour. As soon as we find out more information, we will make an official announcement. Nevertheless, thanks to all of you who have shown your support, it certainly is appreciated."

A limited-edition POSSESSED seven-inch single on multi-colored vinyl was released last year on Boneless Records in association with B.A.D.M./N.Y.D.M. Entitled "Ashes from Hell", the first 100 copies of the single came with a collector's pick.

Formed in the early '80s, POSSESSED released "Seven Churches" via Combat Records in 1985. They would follow with "Beyond the Gates" and the five-song EP "The Eyes of Horror" before disbanding several years later. A best of was released, "Victims of Death", in 1993.

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Mortician, Incantation To Appease The Beast

Mortician, Incantation, Sadistic Intent Confirmed For To Appease The Beast Festival

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION and SADISTIC INTENT have been confirmed for the To Appease The Beast festival, set to take place on December 3 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. According to the event organizers, "There will be not a Gathering of the Bestial Legion Fest in 2005. (Los Angeles' only true extreme metal fest). We could not lock down the lineup we wanted, so we will have Bestial Fest in 2006. In the meantime the beast must be appeased, so we bring you To Appease The Beast." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Bands will perform on two stages. Tickets are $25 day of show, $20 pre-sale. For more information, visit www.ironroom.cjb.net.

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Sadistic Intent L.A. Date, Explain Recording Delay

Long-running Southern Californian death metal band SADISTIC INTENT will be performing live at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, December 2. Also appearing on the bill will be MORTICIAN and HIRAX.

In other news, SADISTIC INTENT have posted the following update on their official web site:

"To those of you who have gotten in contact about the recording, we simply have not been in the studio this year due to circumstances beyond our control. Like we mentioned before, studio engineer Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL / ABATTOIR) has been very busy and we have come to the point where we have to move on. Taking over the project will be our next studio engineer, longtime friend of Bernie's, Rudy PsykoPain, and we plan to get back to work in the studio by early next year. Our gratitude goes out to all of the trend-defying diehards for the ongoing metal allegiance, fucking hail!"

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