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From Friday 24 March 2023

Fall Out Boy – ‘So Much (For) Stardust’

There are few bands that have such a huge grasp on an entire generational movement quite like Fall Out Boy does. If you were ever an emo kid, either way back in the 00’s or in the last decade, the likelihood of this band having been an uncontrollable obsession

Thursday 09 March 2023

Periphery – ‘V: Djent Is Not A Genre’

Ever since their humble beginnings almost two decades ago, Periphery have been pushing, bending, stretching and smashing genre boundaries into a sound that is musically technical and seriously crushing, but also bright, colourful and at times, eclectic. As time progressed, that cocktail ended up being given a name –

Wednesday 01 March 2023

LIVE: Rolo Tomassi, Holy Fawn, Heriot @ Electric Ballroom, London

Rolo Tomassi are one of the most under-appreciated bands in the UK scene, and it’s something that makes their fervent fan base feel both furious and quietly proud that they’re still a secret of sorts. A poorly kept one at this point, sure – tonight’s show is a testament

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Pierce The Veil – ‘The Jaws Of Life’

Pierce The Veil; it’s been a while, hasn’t it? The platinum-selling post-hardcore powerhouse released their last album ‘Misadventures’ in 2016, the release and touring cycle of which was followed by an extended period of inactivity. That time and distance drove a wedge in between the band, but despite all

Thursday 02 February 2023

LIVE: Sleep Token, Northlane @ Eventim Apollo, London

Tonight almost didn’t happen…  For anyone unaware, mysterious genre-bending band Sleep Token had been building towards their Brixton Academy moment for a quite some time – something countless bands and artists strive to reach – after announcing a headline UK run towards the end of 2022. After

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Win a very special Jamie Lenman item and limited edition vinyl

It’s no secret that we love Jamie Lenman here at Punktastic. We’ve swooned over his albums, we’ve lost our minds at his shows, we’ve collaborated and designed merchandise together, and now we’re joining forces once more for something pretty darn special. Celebrating the release of Lenman’s brand new album

Thursday 17 November 2022

Chelsea Grin – ‘Suffer In Hell’

It feels like deathcore maestros Chelsea Grin have been gone a long time. Well, they sort of have – their last album ‘Eternal Nightmare’ was released in 2018, they released the standalone singles ‘Bleeding Sun’ and ‘Blind Kings’ during the pandemic in 2020, and though the hunger

Friday 11 November 2022

Dayseeker – ‘Dark Sun’

We all love music so much because it provides us with an outlet. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual listener or one of the talents creating it – it provides an escape, therapy, an unbiased ear, a helping hand and so much more, and when bands

Thursday 10 November 2022

LIVE: Wage War / The Devil Wears Prada / Siamese @ Electric Ballroom, London

It’s been a good year for metalcore, hasn’t it? If we’re being honest it’s been a good few years for metalcore, let’s not kid ourselves, but this year has felt different and it’s largely down to the full revival of the touring circuit. Bands have been held back for

Thursday 13 October 2022

LIVE: Polaris / Alpha Wolf / Great American Ghost / Stepson @ Electric Brixton, London

It’s Saturday night and Brixton is buzzing like it always is, but a particular pocket of it is buzzing a little louder than usual. That pocket is right around Electric Brixton and the area directly outside of it where a swarm of black-clad metal lovers are gathered,