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Sadistic Intent at Jalometalli Metal Music Festival in Oulu, 2008
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Labels||Dark Realm Records|
Out of the ashes of Los Angeles, California's Devastation which formed in 1986, Sadistic Intent came to be in 1987. The band quickly changed it's line-up then just as quickly released a few rehearsal tapes and in early 1989 released the Conflict Within demo which the band pushed and distributed through the international underground scene. Eventually Sadistic Intent signed with a rising label, Wild Rags Records. In 1990 the 'Impending Doom' EP was released and a few tours followed in Mexico as well as the United States. The following year, after bitter disputes with the label, they moved on and self-released a limited edition (1,000 copies) 7" EP A Calm Before The Storm. Due to line-up problems, the band would not do any live appearances until 1993.
In 1994 Sadistic Intent recorded the Resurrection MCD (released through Gothic Records, the re-press would then be done by Dark Realm Records in 1995) with bassist Bay Cortez singing for the first time. After sorting out another line-up problem in 1996, they recorded a tribute song to Celtic Frost for Dwell Records. In 1997 they then released Ancient Black Earth as a limited edition (500 hand-numbered copies) MCD through their own record label, Dark Realm Records. In 1998, a split 7" EP with the German black metal group Ungod was released through the German record label Merciless Records. 1999 saw more tribute recordings and releases from Sadistic Intent. One was for a Dwell Records tribute to Los Angeles metal band Slayer and the other for California's Possessed, which featured original Possessed front man Jeff Becerra on vocals. By the year 2000, Sadistic Intent licensed it's "Resurrection of the Ancient Black Earth" LP to Germany's Iron Pegasus Records which also released the "Morbid Faith" 7" EP in 2002.
Eventually by 2007 Jeff Becerra asked Rick & Bay Cortez (the founding members of Sadistic Intent) if they would be interested in doing more Possessed songs and it was then when Jeff decided to call it Possessed and Sadistic Intent became the members of that band from 2007 through 2010. After that split up, in 2011 it was announced that drummer Nick Barker (Lock Up/Dimmu Borgir) had joined Sadistic Intent however logistically it became too difficult to take place. After taking care of that line-up change, the next Sadistic Intent release is recorded in 2013 to be released in 2014 titled "Reawakening Horrid Thoughts", a 12" laser etched EP through Iron Pegasus Records.
Throughout the years, Sadistic Intent has become a legendary underground group and has developed a cult following enabling the band to tour in various countries around the world such as Norway, Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Germany, Chile, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, USA, etc.
Dark Realm Records and Store
Sadistic Intent is linked to the record label and record store Dark Realm Records in Downey, California, since the owners of the store, Bay Cortez and Rick Cortez, are both Sadistic Intent members. The store has been compared to the infamous black metal gathering site and record store Helvete in Norway. The record label of the same name has released Sadistic Intent's albums, as well as albums by Dark Angel, Pentacle, Witchmaster, and Draconis.
- Conflict Within (Demo, 1989)
- Impending Doom (EP, 1990)
- A Calm Before the Storm (EP, 1991)
- Live at the Deathcave (Demo, 1993)
- Resurrection (EP, 1994)
- Ancient Black Earth (EP, 1997)
- Eternal Darkness/Phallus Cult (Split 7" EP, 1998)
- Resurrection of the Ancient Black Earth (Best of/Compilation, 2000)
- Morbid Faith (EP, 2002)
- "Sadistic Intent's metal-archives page". Retrieved 2007-08-03. "Sadistic Intent. Genre(s) Death metal."
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