HACKTIVIST reveal Taken Video featuring Rou Reynolds of ENTER SHIKARI

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HACKTIVIST have revealed their latest single ‘Taken’, an emotive track with a huge chorus courtesy of special guest Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari.

Both bands bonded over their mutual love of defying genre boundaries while touring together in 2014/15, and this inevitable collaboration is as natural as it is exciting and inspiring.

‘Taken’ was premiered on Dan Carter’s Radio One Rock Show in the UK and is the third single to be taken from their highly-anticipated debut album Outside The Box, which is set for release worldwide on March 4 via UNFD/Rise Records in the U.S.

Album pre-orders: iTunes, MerchNow.

Of ‘Taken’, co-vocalist Ben Marvin says:

“This is about losing someone close to you, so it was a very emotional time writing and recording the song because we’ve all lost friends and family over the last few years. It’s about remembering what’s important in life, being there for others in times of need and holding moments in your life close to your heart.”

The quintet are currently out on tour playing intimate club shows in the UK before they head to Europe to coincide with the release of Outside The Box.

Upcoming UK/EU Shows:

MAR 1 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – THE RAINBOW

MAR 2 – LIVERPOOL, UK – ARTS CLUB

MAR 5 – HAARLEM, NL – COMPLEXITY FESTIVAL

MAR 7 – WARSAW, PO – HYDROZAGADKA

MAR 8 – WROCLAW, PO – FIRLEJ

MAR 9 – BUDAPEST, HU – A38

MAR 11 – TURIN, IT – BARRIO

MAR 12 – MILAN, IT – CIRCOLO SVOLTA

MAR 13 – FLORENCE, IT – CYCLE CLUB

MAR 14 – VIENNA, AT – ARENA SMALL ROOM

MAR 15 – MUNICH, DE – BACKSTAGE CLUB

MAR 16 – BERLIN, DE – MUSIK & FRIEDEN

MAR 18 – HAMBURG, DE – ROCK CAFÉ ST. PAULI

MAR 19 – KOLN, DE – LUXOR

MAR 21 – PARIS, FR – BACKSTAGE

MAR 22 – NANTES, FR – SCENE MICHELET

MAR 23 – LYON, FR – WARM AUDIO

The band will return to the road with Issues in May. The line-up will be completed by Astroid Boys.

Dates with Issues and Astroid Boy:

MAY 24 – CARDIFF – Y PLAS

MAY 25 – LONDON – KOKO

MAY 26 – MANCHESTER – RITZ

MAY 27 – GLASGOW – GARAGE

JUN 1 – ANTWERP – TRIX

JUN 2 – AMSTERDAM – MELKWEG

With festival season just around the corner, Hacktivist will also make appearances at Slam Dunk Festival and Hevy Fest.

Hacktivist have been fighting their way from Milton Keynes to the mainstage since 2011 and now it’s time for the world to listen up. Outside The Box is a 12 track barrage of low-tuned riffs, street-smart rhymes with huge hooks and grooves, resulting in a powerful record with a sound that is 100% their own. Guest performances are present from Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari, Jamie Graham of Heart Of A Coward, Astroid Boys and cyber rhymer Jot Maxi; a highly diverse collection of artists only Hacktivist could bring together.

Like antibodies that fight disease, Outside The Box is an immediate and fierce response to the world Hacktivist inhabit. It’s a conscious call to arms and the product of a unique bunch of mates that could only ever have been conceived in the neglected corners of one of the UK’s most misunderstood towns in 2016 by one of the most exciting bands around. It’s no understatement to say Outside The Box has been a long time coming – it comprises over five years’ worth of ideas that have been bubbling while the band crossed milestone after milestone, fueled by the success of their incendiary self-titled 2013 EP.

On the back of the DIY release, Hacktivist garnered strong support from all sides of the media – Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer and BBC Radio 1 all amplified the message, and word soon spread to the likes of The Guardian, XFM and legendary hip-hop publication Insomniac – and spent every spare second on the road.

Mainstage appearances at Reading, Leeds and Sonisphere festivals soon followed in the UK, as well as Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park in Germany, and the miles racked up around Europe (including as special guests to Korn in 2014) mean that the support accorded to the H grows wherever necessary. In March, for example, they’ll play to almost a thousand in Budapest. This is a movement that respects no borders.

Official Website

Rise Records

UNFD

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Outside The Box Track List

1. OUR TIME (feat. Marlon Hurley)

2. HATE

3. DECEIVE & DEFY (feat. Jamie Graham from Heart Of A Coward)

4. TAKEN (feat. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)

5. THE STORM

6. NO WAY BACK

7. FALSE IDOLS

8. ROTTEN (feat. Astroid Boys & Jot Maxi)

9. ELEVATE

10. OUTSIDE THE BOX

11. BUSZY

12. THE STORM II

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