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From Tuesday 21 January 2020

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson to do rare meet and greet in Birmingham this Thursday

This Thursday 23rd January, Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson will be doing an exclusive meet and greet and signing at GuitarGuitar in Birmingham starting at 6pm ahead of the band’s evening performance. With no paid VIP meet and greet packages in sight, this is an extremely rare opportunity for Slipknot fans – particularly

Sunday 22 December 2019

The end of a decade: The 11 most major moments of the past 10 years

Among all the incredible album releases and new bands hitting the scene, there have been a number of moments that have helped define the past decade for fans and creators of alternative music alive (and all of its lovely little sub-genres). We’ve seen reunions of bands we thought were long

Sunday 15 December 2019

The end of a decade: The Most Important Bands of the Next Decade

Looking back is lovely. Fond (and sometimes not so fond) memories, the music that shaped who we are right now, those special gigs we’ll remember forever and constantly relive in our minds – but what’s just as important, especially in the ever changing world of music we love, is

Monday 09 December 2019

Twin Atlantic release live video for new track ‘Barcelona’

To coincide with the release of the second track, ‘Barcelona’ from upcoming album, ‘POWER’, Twin Atlantic have treated fans to a live studio performance of the track. The album – which is due for release on January 24th – will be the band’s fifth studio album, and will see the

Jimmy Eat World release behind the scenes footage from UK tour

Following their short stint in the UK to support the release of their 10th studio album ‘Surviving‘, Jimmy Eat World have worked with NME to release footage from the tour. ‘Surviving’ marked the first time the band had spend release week over in the UK, and to celebrate the

Monday 02 December 2019

The end of a decade: The most unmissable albums of the past 10 years

Every decade has its defining sound. In the 90s, you had Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, while the 2000s brought us Blink 182’s ‘Enema Of The State’, Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’ and My Chemical Romance’s ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ – so it’s only fitting that the current decade has plenty of albums of

Friday 22 November 2019

The end of a decade: The most important bands of the past 10 years

2019 is rapidly drawing to a close, which means – somehow – the end of a decade is upon us. The alternative scene has provided us with so much value over the past 10 years, so much so that the Punktastic team couldn’t help but take a moment to reflect

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Punktastic Charity Merch Collaboration

Mental health is a problem. It doesn’t matter who you are – someone you know is or has struggled with their mental health this year. According to Mind, one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, one in six people

Monday 18 November 2019

Mood Board: Bellevue Days

Thursday 14 November 2019

ISSUES @ Underworld, London