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From Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Bronx, Thrice, Rolo Tomassi and more added to Download Fest 2018

Download Festival have announced a huge amount of bands for their 2018 edition. Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Thunder, Volbeat, You Me at Six, The Bronx, Marmozets, Milk Teeth, Rolo Tomassi, Boston Manor, Jonathan Davis, The Temperance Movement, Thrice, Baroness, L7, TesseracT, Hatebreed, Cancer Bats, Dragonforce, The Struts, Monster Truck, Less

Tuesday 09 January 2018

Terror sign to Nuclear Blast Records

Terror have announced that they have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for their European releases. The band are currently working on their upcoming eighth album, which will be released later this summer through the label in Europe, with Pure Noise Records handling the rest of the world. It will follow

Friday 08 September 2017

LIVE: Ieperfest 2017 @ Ypres, Belgium

Here at Punktastic, we’ve always been big fans of mainland European festivals. While extra the cost of travel can be stressful, the payoff is usually worth it in the end, especially since our equivalent of Ieperfest, Hevy Fest, no longer exists. Thankfully, Ieper is one of the most accommodating

Sunday 27 August 2017

Madball announce split with Wisdom in Chains, ‘Family Biz’

Madball have announced that they will be releasing a split EP entitled ‘Family Biz’ with Wisdom in Chains. It will be released on the 25th September via Nuclear Blast Records. Madball’s contribution to the split, ‘For the Cause’, also happens to be the title track for their upcoming new

Friday 04 August 2017

Our Guide to Ieperfest 2017

Saturday 24 June 2017

Hatebreed unleash new video for ‘Seven Enemies’ plus London headline show

Hatebreed recently unfurled their new video for ‘Seven Enemies’. The song is featured on the band’s seventh album, ‘The Concrete Confessional’, which was released last year on Nuclear Blast Records. The band also recently announced that they will be playing a headline show at the O2 Forum in London on the

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Havok, OHHMS, Fallujah and more join Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock have announced  more bands for this year’s festival. Havok, OHHMS, Fallujah, Shrapnel, Internal Conflict, Ironrat, Criminal, and are the latest names to be added the metal event of the summer They will be joining Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Ghost, Obituary, Testament, Hatebreed, Blind Guardian, Whitechapel, Skindred, Kreator, King 810, King Parrot,Winterfylleth, Bossk,

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Last Shreds, Fubar, Unsure, and L’Esprit Du Clan complete Ieperfest line up

Last Shreds (Dead Swans, Turn Cold), Fubar, Unsure, and L’Esprit Du Clan are the final names confirmed for this Belgian festival, Ieperfest. They join the stacked line up that features Hatebreed, Boris, Zeal & Ardor, Life Betrays Us, Die My Demon, Clowns, Seventh Circle, Anti-System, Bathsheba, Harley’s Cro-Mag’s, Booze and

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Bloodstock Festival adds more bands

Bloodstock have announced ten more bands for this year’s festival. Devilment, Battle Beast, Devil’s Playground, Merithian, Enslavement, Ba’al, Zhora, Mist, Heathen Deity, and Shrouded have also been announced as the first bands for the New Blood stage. They will be joining Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Ghost, Obituary, Testament, Hatebreed, Blind Guardian, Whitechapel,

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Hatebreed to celebrate 20 years of ‘Satisfaction Is The Death of Desire’ at Ieperfest

Hatebreed have been announced as the final headliner for the 25th edition of Ieperfest this year. What’s more, they will be celebrating 20 years of their debut album, ‘Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire’. They join the stacked line up that features Boris, Zeal & Ardor, Life Betrays Us, Die