Hacktivist have parted ways with co-vocalist and founding member Ben Marvin.
In an emotional post on their Facebook page, the band said the following...
"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 (29 January) to mark Independent Venue Week. Limited tickets are still available on our website, let's make it a rowdy send-off!!!"
Ben also commented, saying "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.”
The band continued, "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."