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 – Co-Reviews Editor and Cardiff Events Promoter
Tamsyn Wilce – Co-Reviews Editor
Penny Bennett – Live Reviews Editor
Mark Gadong – Video Editor
Mike Scott – News Editor
Sam Smith – London Events Promoter
We also have an extensive list of columnists, contributors and photographers (in no particular order):
Rob Barbour, Sam Kanal, David Burd, Clara Cullen, James Fox, Kseniya Zinchenko, Chris Hilson, Glen Bushell, Jess Tagliani, Richard Craig, Jess Kempner, Adam Rosario, Joshua Wroath, Ollie Connors, Graham Berry, Warren Miller, Sarah Bennett, Tiegan Neary , Tom Russell, Rachael Griffiths, Kelly Hamilton, Katie Sara Anderson, Doug Elliott, Nicole Carter, Jessica Garcia, Mike Petruccelli, Sarah Scalon, Dave Satterwhite, Brandon Gepfer, Mariam Shahsavarani, Franklin Wallace, Mat Stokes, Matt Lamourt, Ally Newbold, Andrew Skweres, Ilija Gavran, Daniella Heminghaus, Sloane Daley, Jim Howes, Sad Edgin