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From Monday 16 September 2019

LIVE: Reading Festival 2019 – Friday

While ‘British Festival Season’ often conjures thoughts of muddy fields, populated almost solely with last-minute welly purchases, this year’s Reading Festival brought only sunshine and across the whole weekend. Pulling from all of Punktastic’s very favourite genres, it’s one of our most anticipated times of

Wednesday 11 September 2019

WSTR release new single and announce UK tour

Just when we were beginning to feel we were missing some seriously good new pop punk in our lives, who better to save us than WSTR? After the success of sophomore album ‘Identity Crisis’ last year, the four piece have returned with one of the most irresistible tracks of

Friday 06 September 2019

Lamb Of God announce first UK headline tour in six years

Aside from a co-headliner slot with Megadeth, appearing as special guests on Slayer’s final run, and popping up at the occasional festival, Lamb Of God haven’t spent much time on these shores recently. So news that that will change next year is more than welcome. Their first headline tour since

Counterfeit release new single and announce headline tour

The summer is normally busy for everyone – especially in this industry, with Festival Season taking up most of the warm(er) months. After a packed-out headline show at London’s Garage, as well as their debut Main Stage performance at Reading & Leeds, it’s fair to say Counterfeit haven’t had

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Holding Absence’s James Joseph launches new project

More commonly seen taking to the stage with a bass in hand, Holding Absence’s James Joseph has now taken up a guitar and microphone for new side project James And The Cold Gun – and his debut single, ‘She Moves’, proves that his talent knows no bounds. Teaming up with

Monday 02 September 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – September ’19

We don’t know about you, but we’re fed up of this hot weather. It’s unbearable. The only heat we’re happy to tolerate is in nuclear hot venues, where cold air is more valuable than gold and a cold beer costs more than it ever should. Give us a gig

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Imminence announce London show and European tour

Following the release of third album ‘Turn The Light On’ earlier this year, Swedish metalcore group Imminence have announced their biggest tour yet – and they’ll be making a rare stop in the UK as part of the 21 date run across 12 countries. Starting in Copenhagen on 15 January,

Stray From The Path confirm new album details

In news that should come as music to the ears (quite literally, really) of all struggling to process the madness the world has seemingly descended into, New York hardcore powerhouses Stray From The Path have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album on November 1. The album,

2019 HMAs winners announced

In only its third year but already a hugely important part of the calendar, the Heavy Music Awards held their annual ceremony at London’s o2 Forum last week Kentish Town, just before Reading and Leeds Festivals – and the packed event, hosted by Laura Jane Grace, saw some fantastic

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Like Torches release new video and announce album

It’s been a while since we last heard from Stockholm five piece Like Torches. 2016 album ‘Shelter’ was followed by an extensive tour of the US with Yellowcard on their farewell outing, and we’ve been waiting with baited breath since – fortunately, our patience has now been rewarded not