1. How would you describe your music?

I would say Intent is a big combination of all the things we love about metal. Intent is foremost a thrash metal band but we also take note from a lot of our favorite death metal bands and punk bands.

2. What gave you the idea for the single title?

So the single from our album is “Network Failure”, which lyrically had a lot to do about broken or abusive households and the children growing up in them. You see, a lot of studies have shown that children who do grow up being abused usually end up abusing their own children. The title “Network Failure” is a about the networking between a father and son, and what the future might hold for them. You either break the chain of abuse or are doomed to repeat it for another generation.

3. Do you work together with others in the writing process?

For the most part. We usually start with a basic idea or a few riffs that sound strong and go from there.

4. How much time to do you take record songs?

We try to take as much time as we need. Our album that we came out with in May took about 3 weeks to record. Drums and Vocals seem to take the longest to record so they need extra attention.

5. Does this release differ from past music releases? How?

“Vox Populi” was our debut album and I’m not sure if it really does anything new or groundbreaking but we really just tried to put the energy and power back into thrash. We’re not really fans of too many new age thrash metal bands so we’re really trying to make thrash as powerful as it was in the 80s and give it that old punk spirit.

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes? 

We’re certainly trying. For “Vox” a lot of the lyrics were about thinking for yourself and had a lot of dystopian themes going on. We’re writing some new material for the next album already and I can’t tell you everything but it’s definitely more about our deepest human instincts.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?


So let’s get the typical ones out of the way: Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer. But we also love Vektor, Demolition Hammer, Morbid Saint, Nuclear Assault, Evile, Death, Cannibal Corpse, S.O.D., and much more.

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?

We’ve definitely been given a lot of great opportunities with this band. In just one year of doing shows we were opening up for Overkill. I was beyond grateful for that. Honestly though whenever somebody wants to come up to us and talk to us about the music, that’s the most enjoyable thing. Probably even more so then just people listening to the album or coming to a show and listening to the set because it means they really care that much about the music that they would try to get their questions answered about the music or the album.

9. What do you feel is the biggest challenge going forward with your career?

Honestly our band is going through some changes right now. The other guitarist on the album just up and quit right when we were preparing to tour for the album. So right now just getting somebody set up to take the reigns is our immediate obstacle, but don’t worry we got takers. ;)

10. What do you enjoy outside of music?


Honestly I eat, sleep, and breathe Intent so that’s pretty much all I do in my spare time is this band haha. But I guess other then that sometimes I collect Vinyl, Cassettes, and even comic books… I also watch hella Star Trek so there’s that.


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About Ancient Visionz

Gaz Visionz is a writer and Internet Radio DJ with the punk/metal show 'The Wastelands'. He is also a YouTube podcaster/creator, host of Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, co-host of Paradigm Radio with Planet X Films, and a passionate fan of hardcore punk, metal, underground hip hop, movies, science-fiction, comics, and indie film.
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