You may recognise him from his feature spot on the album for Rotten, so we decided to rebirth it as a full band version with new lyrics. You can stream / download it out here... or watch the video below.
Hey friends, I know we've been quiet lately but we are working away behind the scenes with our new vocalist, of whom we'll be announcing soon. But for now, here's our upcoming summer festival appearances with our new vocalist. Exciting eh?
Sat 20 May - Noise Fest @ Galvanik, Zum, Switzerland
Sat 09 June - Download Festival (Mainstage), Donington Park, UK
Sat 17 June - Novarock, Austria Sun 18 June - Graspop Festival, Belgium
Thur 21 June - Download Festival (Mainstage), Madrid, Spain
Sat 24 June - Rock Camp Festival, Saarwellingen, Germany
Sun 25 June - Glastonbury Festival, (The Earache Express @ Shangri-La), UK Thu 06 July - Tech Fest (Mainstage), County Showground, Newark
Tickets available from the shows tab.
We are sad to announce the departure of founding member and vocalist Ben Marvin. Due to family commitments and a desire to spend more time at home, Ben has made the tough decision to part ways with the band at the end of the month following the hometown headline show at Milton Keynes’ Craufurd Arms (29th January) to mark Independent Venue Week. Limited tickets are still available from www.hacktivist.uk.com/shows, let's make it a rowdy send off!!!
Ben says: "My time in Hacktivist has been sick! Big up all the fans across the world and the rest of the band for making this possible. I will continue to write music, but can no longer dedicate full time hours into a touring band. This experience has been one to remember. Thank you EVERYBODY once again! One love.” We want to wish Ben all the best for his future endeavours. Hacktivist won't be the same without him and we will all miss him. But this is also a new beginning for H, and we're looking forward to the next chapter. What comes next for Hacktivist is unwritten, and a replacement for Ben will be sought out and subsequently announced in due course.
All future touring commitments will be honoured, including shows at UK Tech-Fest, Download Spain and Graspop.
We just dropped a brand new 4 track EP just for the hell of it. 1) Over-Throne 2) Taken (Acoustic) 3) Buszy (Timfy James Remix) 4) (Rock) Superstar
You can pick it up on our webstore, or iTunes / Spotify etc etc. And come hear it live on our UK headline tour this month, tickets here.
Get our debut album “Outside The Box” here
Enjoy, H x
The day has come, our debut record is out for all the world to hear. There was a time when we thought this would never happen, but damn it feels good. We hope you like it and can’t wait to hear your feedback.
You can check it out everywhere. Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/0jJ8cZt5sr4wE8vhDZ49X4 iTunes: http://smarturl.it/OTBitunes CD + 12″ Vinyl: http://www.hacktivist.uk.com/store or http://smarturl.it/OTBmerch
Proud to be able to announce the details of the debut Hacktivist album, Outside The Box, which will be released worldwide by UNFD (except for North America, where Rise Records do the honours) on Friday 4th March…accompanied by a small handful of intimate UK shows prior to the band’s headline European tour.
Recorded and produced by guitarist Timfy J throughout the seance half of 2015, Outside The Box features eight brand new H tracks, plus brand new re-recording of Elevate, False Idols, and Deceive & Defy (which also now features a new guest vocal, this time by Jamie from Heart Of A Coward).
Also among the new songs and guest vocals are the tracks Taken, which was co-written by and features Rou from Enter Shikari, and Rotten which features the Astroid Boys guys & Jot Maxi, who also wrote their own bars for the track.
Outside The Box is released on CD and digital download, plus limited edition coloured vinyl LP. A selection of album + shirt + tour ticket options are available from HTTP://WWW.HACKTIVIST.UK.COM/STORE and worldwide here: http://smarturl.it/OTBmerch, plus the album will be available from all good record stores and online retailers.
There’s a run of five small UK shows in the run-up to release date. buying tickets for any of these shows when combined with the album / bundle, means that you get money off the cost of your purchase.
The shows are.. .
FEB 26 – NEWCASTLE – THINK TANK FEB 27 – PETERBOROUGH – MET LOUNGE FEB 28 – SOUTHAMPTON JOINERS MAR 01 – BIRMINGHAM – THE RAINBOW MAR 02 – LIVERPOOL – ARTS CLUB
PLUS EUROPEAN DATES: MARCH: 5 HAARLEM Complexity Festival (NL) 7 WARSAW Hydrozagadka (PL) 8 WROCLAW Firlej (PL) 9 BUDAPEST A38 (HU) 11 TURIN Barrio (IT) 12 MILAN Circolo Scolta (IT) 13 FLORENCE Cycle Club (IT) 14 VIENNA Arena (AT) 15 MUNICH Backstage (DE) 16 BERLIN Musik & Freiden (DE) 18 HAMBURG Rock Cafe St Pauli (DE) 19 KOLN Luxor (DE) 21 PARIS Backstage (FR) 22 NANTES Scene Michelet (FR) 23 LYON Warmaudio (FR) 24 ZURICH Dynamo (CH) 25 YPRES JOC leper (BE) 28 BRUSSELS AB (BE) – w/ Enter Shikari
Tickets and album bundles from HTTP://WWW.HACKTIVIST.UK.COM/STORE
Tracklist for the album is ;
OUR TIME (feat. Marlon Hurley) HATE DECEIVE & DEFY (feat. Jamie Graham from Heart Of A Coward) TAKEN (feat. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari) THE STORM NO WAY BACK FALSE IDOLS ROTTEN (feat. Astroid Boys & Jot Maxi) ELEVATE OUTSIDE THE BOX BUSZY THE STORM II