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 .