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From Wednesday 25 August 2021

LIVE: Bloodstock 2021 – Friday

Raise your viking drinking horns to the sky and rejoice, Bloodstock is back! After two long years, the UK’s number one extreme music festival has returned to Catton Hall to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Punktastic couldn’t be happier to see them back in action either and neither can the

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Bloodstock 2021 Festival Preview

If you’re an avid metalhead and you wish that you could be somewhere for days on end cramming as much glorious heaviness into your ears as possible, then you need look no further than Bloodstock Festival – the UK’s biggest home to pure metal mayhem. With an insanely

Wednesday 07 July 2021

LIVE: Download Festival Pilot 2021 – Sunday

It’s been a long, long time since Punktastic have been able to cover live music as we’ve always known it, and to be able to dive back in at the one and only Download Festival is more than we could ever have hoped for. The crowd was smaller, as

Wednesday 17 July 2019

LIVE: Download Festival 2019 – Saturday

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

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

Wednesday 24 October 2018

First acts for Download 2019 released

Download Festival have announced that Tool, Def Leppard and Slipknot will be headlining the festival next year, making it Tool’s first return to the festival since topping the bill in 2006. Def Leppard will be playing their album ‘Hysteria’ in full at the festival, which will be their only

Wednesday 12 September 2018

LIVE: Reading Festival 2018 – Saturday

Reading Festival continues to be one of the most popular festivals to brighten up our British summer each year, even when summer fails to truly arrive and we are left wading through mud in our favourite wellies. Every year offers a lineup filled with the current biggest names in

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Skindred, CKY, Danko Jones @ o2 Academy, Leeds

Wednesday 25 April 2018

LIVE: Skindred / CKY / Danko Jones @ LCR, Norwich

It’s almost slipped under the radar, the fact that the Welsh ragga-metal superheroes Skindred have been on the scene for almost 20 years now. Not a band to ever pat themselves on the back and shout about these things, it should still be said that throughout these two decades,

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Skindred Announce New Album ‘Big Tings’

Skindred have announced that their next album ‘Big Tings’ will be released on 27th April via Napalm Records, and is available to preorder now. The band have also released a teaser of the album which can be seen below. The band are heading out on a UK