Death Metal act Sadistic Intent formed in the Fall of 1987 at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Taking influence by the original Black, Thrash and Death groups like Slayer, Possessed, Dark Angel, Destruction, 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), Vincent Cervera (guitar) 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 U.S. After bitter disputes with the label they moved on and the following year self released a limited edition (1,000 copies) 7 EP titled A Calm Before The Storm. Shortly after this release the band came across line-up problems itself and it would be until late 1993 when Sadistic Intent would return.
In 1994 Sadistic Intent came back with the properly titled Resurrection MCD. 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, blasting speeds and atmospheric soundscapes. After sorting out a line-up problem in 1995 the next production would be a promotional demo titled Ancient Black Earth. In 1996 the band decided to release this recording for the diehards as a limited edition (500 hand numbered copies) MCD 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 and a couple more small tours across Mexico and the United States. Not to mention, throughout the years they had already appeared with virtually every international Death/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 EP (2003).
Now on Necropolis Records', the next release would be the long awaited full-length LP The Second Coming Of Darkness (2003). Featuring the membership of Rick Cortez (guitar),Bay Cortez (bass/vocals) andEmilio Marquez (drums), a membership they have had for some time now.