UK grime-metal quintet HACKTIVIST mark their momentous return with the video for their brand new single ‘Reprogram’, their first to feature their new line-up. A band that have played on Reading & Leedsand Download Festival main stages and toured alongside Korn and Enter Shikari,HACKTIVIST welcomed guitarist James Hewitt to their line-up earlier this year. Now they are fired up with a reignited passion, ready to show the world what they are truly made of.
Check out the video for ‘Reprogram’ here:
Stream/purchase ‘Reprogram’ here: https://unfd.lnk.to/Reprogram
James Hewitt comments on the news:
“Having taken a couple of years away from the music industry, I’d started to miss writing music and playing live.. and then comes the opportunity to join Hacktivist. Having played some shows together previously, I’d been friends with Josh and Rich for a few years – I think that helped things click very early on in terms of writing. We’re constantly firing ideas back and forth and have plenty of songs finished, and already playing a couple of the new ones live. They’re going down great so I can’t wait to add some more into the set!”
Co-vocalist Jot Maxi adds:
“When I joined the Hacktivist ranks, I thought that a new front-man was all they needed and once I filled that role we were ready to get to work creating insane conscious futurist music like never before! Though I quickly realised there was some further internal defragmentation required and the writing of new material had to be put into hyper-sleep for a bit longer than we’d have liked. Our live shows however are always in high demand and we’ve stayed active destroying it on stages all over the place! Finally, now that James Hewitt has enlisted as our new guitarist/producer there is a true sense of unity between the five of us and I’m beyond ecstatic that everyone will get to hear not only the ground-breaking new flavours he has brought to H, but the warp drive energy and lyricism that’s been burning in me to contribute to the future of Hacktivist ever since I came on board!!”
The band will perform at Submit Fest and Taman Festival over the summer, with additional live dates set for later this year – more details to be announced soon.
Current live dates:
25.05.2019 – Rotterdam NL, Baroeg (Submit Fest)
02.08.2019 – Golubitskaya RU, Krasnodar Taman (Taman Festival)