J Hurley Vocals | Ben Marvin Vocals | Timfy James Guitar/Electronics/Vocals | Josh Gurner Bass | Rich Hawking Drums
2014 saw UK tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid Hacktivist release two singles ‘False Idols’ and ‘Deceive and Defy,’ their first new releases since 2013’s Elevate.
Delays in the writing and recording process means these tracks have taken a few months longer to see the light of day than anticipated, but seeing as Hacktivist were already so far ahead of the game to begin with, and given that no other band has come along to provide even a laughable challenge, they can afford the lost time.
Recorded and mixed in the band’s own studio set-up, ‘False Idols’ once again merges the tight rhymes of co-frontmen J Hurley and Ben Marvin with crushing riffs and jagged tempos, but moves the Hacktivist sound miles on from the previous EP, and points the way to where the eventual album release will find the band.
‘Deceive and Defy’ is the latest track to emerge from Hacktivist’s ongoing studio sessions and features guest vocals from Charlie Holmes from UK hardcore quintet Heart In Hand.
In 2014 Hacktivist ventured down under for their first ever Australian shows, appearing at Soundwave Festival and toured Europe as special guests of Korn before starting the 2014 festival circuit and opening for Limp Bizkit in France, as well as main stage appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Trailblazing UK 5-piece Hacktivist have confirmed that they will be releasing their highly-anticipated debut album Outside The Box on March 4 worldwide via UNFD – the very first international band to sign on to UNFD worldwide. Hacktivist have been fighting their way from one of the most misunderstood towns in the UK to the mainstage since 2011, and it’s time for the world to listen up. Fusing djent, street smart rhymes, nu-metal and grime, Hacktivist have cultivated a sound that’s completely their own with a movement that respects no boarders.
Elevate: Watch Here | Taken from Self Titled EP (2013)
Paris: Watch Here | Taken from Promo Video (2013)
False Idols: Watch Here | Taken from Single (August 2014)
Deceive And Defy: Watch Here | Taken from Single (November 2014)