Adelaide thrash outfit Hidden Intent are living proof that hard work and perseverance pay off.
The boys have been one of the hardest touring and working bands in Australia for a long period of time and have seen the fruit of their labours rewarded recently by playing at both Wacken and Bloodstock 2023 in the last couple of months.
Not content to rest on their laurels, Hidden Intent are back in Australia and are set to headline the growing Metal In The Mountains festival which will be held at the Beechworth Historical Precinct on October 28 alongside 100 Years War, Firing Squad, Duneater, Pissbolt and more.
Frontman Chris McThrashy joined HEAVY to talk more about recent and upcoming events.
“We’ve been meaning to play in Beechworth because I’ve actually got a bit of family there,” he smiled. “I’ve been up there a couple of times to visit and strangely enough it’s where my late Grandma last resided. There’s a bit of history there, which is cool. Sick name. You can’t get more metal than that.”
We run through the line-up and ask McThrashy who he is most looking forward to sharing a stage with.
“Probably 100 Years War,” he replied. “I think I saw them play at New Dead in Adelaide and I didn’t get to see too much of them. I walked in as they played their last song, and I was spewing about that. Looking forward to watching them and checking them out and all of the other bands, really. There’s some sick bands and not just metal by the looks of it as well. There’s some crossover stuff, which I’m really into, so keen to check it out. As I said, first time there, so it will be a fresh audience which is what we’re always about with Hidden Intent. We like to play to new ears.”
In the full interview, Chris talks more about Metal In The Mountains, their next show after that at Froth & Fury Festival, having diversity in festival line-ups, their recent overseas tour, playing at Wacken and Bloodstock, mixing with the bigger bands, what they took out of the experience, new music and more.