Punktastic was formed in 2000, and though the staff has changed, the mission hasn’t. We’re a committed and dedicated group of passionate music fans that enjoy talking about punk, rock, metal, and hardcore. Punktastic is our labour of love.

Paul Savage founded the site back in 2000, leaving in 2010. New owner/publisher James Brown took over and worked with editor Tom Aylott until mid-2014 when Ben Tipple succeeded him as editor.

Many people make Punktastic possible:

James Brown - MD and Publisher
Ben Tipple - Editor
Maryam Hassan – Assistant Editor
Lais MW – Deputy Editor
Chris Marshman - Reviews Editor and Events Promoter
Tom Connick – Deputy Reviews Editor
Penny Bennett – Live Reviews Editor
Mark Gadong – Video Editor
Mike Scott – News Editor
David Burd – Gigs Editor

We also have an extensive list of columnists, contributors and photographers (in no particular order):

Rob Barbour, Tom Beck, Sam Kanal, Clara Cullen, James Fox, Kseniya Zinchenko, Chris Hilson, Glen Bushell, Jess Tagliani, Tamsyn Wilce, Jay Sullivan, Richard Craig, Nicole Carter, Jessica Garcia, Franklin Wallace, Danielle Leonard, Mat Stokes, Sarah Scalon, Matt Lamourt, Kelsey Mindham, Ben Hendricks, Georgina Langford, Devon Kay, Kat Jeffrey, Becki Smith, Joshua Wroath, Chris Mifsud, Graham Bell, Warren Miller, Jennifer McCord, Sarah Bennett, Tiegan Neiry, Sam Smith