Hacktivist Premiere Video For New Song “Hyperdialect” Featuring Aaron Matts (Ex-Betraying The Martyrs)

Hacktivist have released the title track of their new album “Hyperdialect“ (out June 18). The song features Aaron Matts (ten56., ex-Betraying The Martyrs) and an official video for it can be found below:

Hacktivist’s Jot Maxi commented:

“This single is about trying to describe our signature sound and how we use it. If our band was a comic book hero, then ‘Hyperdialect‘ would be their weapon or superpower! It’s our method of attack, our way of putting our governments and mainstream medias in the crosshairs. But rather than brute force we use ‘Hyperdialect‘ to strike back.

Technically you could say that all Hacktivist music is ‘Hyperdialect‘. That’s one of the reasons we also chose it as an album title, this song then stands as an autological explanation of itself as a theory.”

Matts added:

“Being a part of Hacktivist‘s hard-hitting movement was a task that I took huge pleasure in; when the band briefed me on the track and its meaning, we were still in a pool of uncertainty in the process of ironing out what Brexit would mean to us all.

As a British musician living overseas, this was the perfect opportunity for me to focus my frustration and upcoming hardships concerning the situation, and I’m incredibly proud of the result and to be a part of Hacktivist‘s legendary legacy.”

Hacktivist Share New Version Of “Reprogram”

Hacktivist have shared a new version of their song “Reprogram.” The updated track is from the band’s new album “Hyperdialect,” which will be released on June 18. Jot Maxi commented:

“There’s a double meaning to this one. Society needs reprogrammed, Hacktivist has been reprogrammed, so if you’re listening and you’re vibing out to it, have a little think about what you might need to do in your own life to reprogram – to make yourself like yourself better, or to have less regret. Society needs a reboot, our band has had a reboot, so why don’t you? At the same time, it’s got this little science fiction story within it, about a future that breaks down and actually needs reprogrammed from zero. In an ideal world, hopefully, we will have all reprogrammed before anything like that happens to us for real.”

Hacktivist Premiere “Planet Zero” Music Video

Hacktivist have premiered a new video for their new song “Planet Zero.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hyperdialect,” which will be released on June 18.

J. Hurley commented:

“Look at the state of the planet at the moment and people are still ignoring it. It doesn’t make sense. There are all these homeless people on the streets, but there’s all this land and enough food to go around for everyone.”

Jot Maxi added:

“There are so many things wrong with the way humanity is. We’re self-destructive and everybody knows it. It’s in a lot of films, especially in science fiction. But that dark future is no longer fiction and it’s very clear that we’re on a downwards path. If I buy a bottle of something to drink, it’s going to be sold in plastic and I’m going to feel guilt about that. Take a look at any city around the world – there’s so much opulence and grandeur on show, but look closely enough and you’ll find people living on the streets, homeless. Where is this going? There are islands of plastic bottles in the sea now, but we only have this one planet. It’s mad. It’s all tilting downwards, and into the mouth’s of the rich.”

“Hyperdialect” Track Listing:

01. “Anti-Emcees”
02. “Luminosity”
03. “Lifeform”
04. “Armoured Core” (feat. Kid Bookie)
05. “Turning Tables”
06. “Currency”
07. “Hyperdialect” (feat. Aaron Matts of Betraying The Martyrs)
08. “Dogs Of War”
09. “Ultima Dies”
10. “Planet Zero”
11. “How Dare You Exist”
12. “Reprogram”

Year Of The Knife, Tallah, Thrown Into Exile, Etc. Set For Virtual “Pulse Of The Maggots Fest”

The lineup has been revealed for the virtual “Pulse Of The Maggots Fest.” The event will stream on Slipknot’s Knotfest.com on November 13 at 12:00pm PDT / 03:00pm EDT and it will feature the following: Hacktivist, October Ends, PRXJEK, Cerberus, Orbit Culture, Tallah, dEMOTIONAL, Vended, SCARLET, Year Of The Knife, Introtyl, Wargasm, Diamond Construct, VCTMS, Death Blooms, Death Tour, Thrown Into Exile, Once Awake, 156 Silence, and I Revolt.

Pitchshifter Release “EFKD 2020” EP

Pitchshifter have released a new EP titled “EFKD 2020.“ The effort, which can be purchased HERE, features several new versions of “Everything’s Fucked“ featuring members of Static-X, Fear Factory, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.

JS Clayden commented:

“I thought that everything was as messed up as it was going to get in the year 2000 when we originally released the ‘Everything’s F**ked’ single; but we’re two decades down the road and the lyrics are still applicable. We’re living in a slow-motion apocalypse. What better way to finally jockey clown ship earth off the bluffs than a re-issue of a 20-year-old tune lamenting the madness with a bunch of like-minded deviant provocateurs, and some live dates?”

Here’s the various guests:

– Tony Campos (Static-X)
– Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)
– Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine)
– Arya Goggin (Skindred)
– Zak Tell (Clawfinger)
– Patrik Wiren (Misery Loves Company)
– Frank Turner
– Mikee Goodman (SikTh)
– Jot Maxi (Hacktivist)
– Adam Frakes-Sime (Stamping Ground)
– Karl Middleton (Earthtone9)
– Paul Fletcher (Romeo Must Die)
– Dan Cook (Raging Speedhorn)
– Frank Regan (Raging Speedhorn)
– Kit Conrad (Seething Akira)
– Charlie Bowes (Seething Akira)

Here’s the band’s 2021 dates:

11/29 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
11/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
12/01 Bristol, UK – SWX (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/02 London, UK – Highbury Garage
12/03 London, UK – Highbury Garage (with Hangman Hill)
12/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/05 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

Employed To Serve, Conjurer, Etc. Cover Slipknot For New Metal Hammer Compilation

Employed To Serve, Conjurer, Hacktivist, and more have covered various Slipknot songs for a new “March Of The Maggots” compilation. The CD will be included with the new issue of Metal Hammer and it will feature nine covers as well as six bonus songs inspired by the band.

“March Of The Maggots” Track Listing:

01. Employed To Serve – “Purity”
02. Conjurer – “Vermillion”
03. Blood Youth – “(sic)”
04. MSRY – “Left Behind”
05. Hacktivist – “Duality”
06. From Sorrow To Serenity – “The Blister Exists”
07. Cursed Earth – “People=Shit”
08. Void Of Vision – “Psychosocial” (feat. Marcus Bridge of Northlane, Sean Harmanis of Make Them Suffer, & Ryan Siew of Polaris)
09. Subtraction – “Surfacing”
10. Jonestown – “Burn Victim”
11. Borders – “Bad Blood”
12. MTXS – “Liberation”
13. Terraborn – “Call To War”
14. Break Fifty – “Gods”
15. Bornbroken – “Live Or Die”

Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Etc. Added To 2017 UK Download Festival

Devin Townsend Project, Code Orange, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, SikTh, Suicide Silence, Krokodil, Orange Goblin, Machine Gun Kelly, Sick Puppies, Nothing Morez The Raven Age, Yonaka, Blackwater Conspiracy, Perturbator, Otherkin, Drones, The Fallen State, Love Zombies, Blackwaters, Tax The Heat, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have all been added to the UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 9-11 at Castle Donington, and the previously announced acts can be seen below.

Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies, Creeper, Baroness, Anathema, In Flames, Wednesday 13, Alestorm, Kvelertak, The Charm The Fury, Northlane, The Devil Wears Prada, Hacktivist, State Champs, Trash Boat, Moose Blood, Junior, Normandie, The King Blues, Touché Amoré, The Cadillac Three, Grove Street Families, The Lounge Kittens, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Idles, The Contortionist, She Must Burn, Venom Prison, Fizzy Blood, M O S E S, Stone Broken, Brutai, The LaFontaines, Holding Absence, Dead Label, Like A Storm, Devilskin, Blood Youth, I The Mighty, Dead!, Sabaton, Casey, Red Sun Rising, Wallflower, System Of A Down Prophets Of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Motionless In White, Biffy Clyro, AFI, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Aerosmith, Alter Bridge, Airbourne, Fozzy, Sum 41, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Good Charlotte, Coheed And Cambria, Opeth, Clutch, Ministry, DevilDriver, Wakrat, Red Fang, The Dead Daisies, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Basement, Issues, Every Time I Die, Crown The Empire, Knuckle Puck, Astroid Boys, The One Hundred, Greywind, Exodus, Lost Society, and God Damn.

A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Added To 2017 UK Download Festival

More bands have been revealed for the UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 9-11 at Castle Donington. You can see the updated lineups includes: Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies, Creeper, Baroness, Anathema, In Flames, Wednesday 13, Alestorm, Kvelertak, The Charm The Fury, Northlane, The Devil Wears Prada, Hacktivist, State Champs, Trash Boat, Moose Blood, Junior, Normandie, The King Blues, Touché Amoré, The Cadillac Three, Grove Street Families, The Lounge Kittens, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Idles, The Contortionist, She Must Burn, Venom Prison, Fizzy Blood, M O S E S, Stone Broken, Brutai, The LaFontaines, Holding Absence, Dead Label, Like A Storm, Devilskin, Blood Youth, I The Mighty, Dead!, Sabaton, Casey, Red Sun Rising, Wallflower, System Of A Down Prophets Of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Motionless In White, Biffy Clyro, AFI, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Aerosmith, Alter Bridge, Airbourne, Fozzy, Sum 41, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Good Charlotte, Coheed And Cambria, Opeth, Clutch, Ministry, DevilDriver, Wakrat, Red Fang, The Dead Daisies, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Basement, Issues, Every Time I Die, Crown The Empire, Knuckle Puck, Astroid Boys, The One Hundred, Greywind, Exodus, Lost Society, and God Damn.

Five Finger Death Punch, Suicidal Tendencies, In Flames, Etc. Added To 2017 Download Madrid

More bands have been added to the 2017 Madrid Download Festival. The festival will take place at Caja Magica on June 22-24, and the updated lineup includes:
Linkin Park, Five Finger Death Punch, Motionless In White, Touché Amoré, Hacktivist, System Of A Down, The Cult, Opeth, Every Time I Die, Zakk Sabbath, Code Orange, Myrath, Prophets Of Rage, NOFX, In Flames, Apocalyptica, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Deafheaven, Sólstafir, and God Damn.

Korn Cover Faith No More, Asking Alexandria Cover Slipknot, New Years Day Cover Marilyn Manson, Etc. For Metal Hammer’s “Decades Of Destruction” CD

Metal Hammer have put together a new covers album titled “Decades Of Destruction,” featuring various artists for their 30th anniversary issue. The issue will be on available on September 13 and the track listing can be seen below.

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Korn – “We Care A Lot” (Faith No More cover)
Asking Alexandria – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
Devin Townsend – “Fast As A Shark” (Accept cover) (feat. Wolf Hoffmann of Accept and Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah)
New Years Day – “mOBSCENE” (Marilyn Manson cover)
Sabaton – “Kingdom Come” (Manowar)
Katatonia – “Night Comes Down” (Judas Priest cover)
Cane Hill – “We Die Young” (Alice In Chains cover)
Hacktivist – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
Wilson – “Sleep Now In The Fire” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
The Qemists – “Blind” (Korn cover)
Employed – “Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste” (Norma Jean cover)
Counting Days – “Disciple” (Slayer cover)
Stoneghost – “I Disappear” (Metallica cover)
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – “Scum” (Napalm Death cover)
No Consequence – “The Pot” (Tool cover)