Hidden Intent are a three piece metal band from Adelaide, South Australia formed by bassist/vocalist Chris McEwen (Abyzmal, Troops of Doom, Obsidian Aspect) and lead guitarist Phil Bennett (Desert Eagle, Metallica Black Album Tribute, Iron Maiden Tribute) in early 2011.
After a brief encounter with a drummer and a long search for a replacement, Jay Rahaley (Blood Mason, Treachery) was recruited to complete the line up.
Hidden Intent‘s sound is a throwback to the old school days of thrash metal i.e. early Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Coroner, Annihilator, Artillery, Sepultura and so on. Punters have often described Hidden Intent’s live shows as ‘Good time thrash’, ‘energetic’, ‘amusing crowd interaction’ and a reminiscence of Testament, Sacred Reich and Slayer.
2013 sees Hidden Intent in good form having toured South East Asia for six dates including headlining the annual Bangkok Thrash Festival as well as releasing their anticipated debut album “Walking Through Hell” independently and releasing a music video on YouTube for the title track of the album.
In 2014 the band are jet-setting off for their ‘Thrashing Through Australia Tour 2014′ for seven shows, releasing a follow up release to their debut album and supporting Toxic Holocaust and Skeletonwitch.
HIDDEN INTENT – Line Up:
- Phil Bennet – Guitar, backing vocals
- Jay Rahaley – Lead drums
- Chris McEwen – Lead bass, lead vocals