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From Wednesday 14 April 2021

LIVE: Black Peaks @ The Brighton Centre

Live streams are bloody weird, aren’t they? It’s like being at a gig, but you’re in your pyjamas, your beer is cold (and probably didn’t cost you six pounds), and your nostrils aren’t full of that unmistakable mix of sweat, farts and booze. Basically, it’s not as good. Is

Monday 02 September 2019

LIVE: Arctangent Festival 2019 – Friday

ArcTanGent is one of the metal worlds best kept secrets – or one of its worst kept secrets, if you’ve ever been one of its guests. Tucked away in the rural countryside of Bristol, the festival is a haven for anyone harbouring an intense love for

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

Thursday 18 July 2019

LIVE: Download Festival 2019 – Sunday

There may be plenty of alternative music festivals all across the globe these days, but Download Festival will forever hold a special place in the hearts of metalheads everywhere – and its reputation as one of the biggest and best events for rock and metal has been well earned

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Black Peaks announce UK headline tour

Following an absolutely colossal set at this year’s Download Festival, and with equally huge dates supporting French metal titans Gojira coming up next week, one of heavy music’s brightest hopes have announced their own headline tour of the UK in October. Black Peaks, with support from Black Futures and Bitch

Monday 10 June 2019

Download 2019 Festival Preview

One of the first major festival weekends of the year, and a mecca for the alternative and metal community, Download Festival continues to pull out all the stops to bring us a packed line-up – and with Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool topping a huge and varied collection of

Tuesday 28 May 2019

The Great Escape 2019

Photos by Matt Higgs and Matt Golowczynsk

Wednesday 20 February 2019

LIVE: Black Peaks / Phoxjaw @ The Parish, Huddersfield

There are moments during tonight’s performance when a barn behind a pub in a humble, quiet Yorkshire town could be confused with Wembley Arena. Black Peaks’ intensity, note-perfect songs and sheer volume bring the aura of a stadium show into the confines of a room that holds

Black Peaks, Kill The Ideal @ The Engine Shed, Lincoln

Tuesday 29 January 2019

LIVE: Enter Shikari / Black Peaks @ Brixton Academy, London

Enter Shikari have been abusing the worthless boundaries of music genres for near two decades now – combining rock, hip-hop, metal, drum & bass and strings, amongst others, sometimes all in the same song. Never staying still or safe, they’ve become one of the UK’s very best bands, with