About Us

DIY Conspiracy logoDIY Conspiracy’s website launched back in 2005. Since then we’ve been tirelessly working to represent punk-rock’s creative and community-based values with a strong political & ethical focus.

We see DIY punk as an autonomous, ever-evolving-in-its-anti-oppression-ideals, genuine community, which lets us live our lives to the fullest of possibilities.

What we do

This webzine was created by DIY punks from the Balkans. We aim to create engaging, thought-provoking, and exciting pieces about underground music and counterculture.

Over the years, we have published almost 500 reviews, hundreds of interviews, and plenty of premiere streams, scene reports, and columns by contributors from all over the world.

Want to get reviewed by our writers? Please go to the contact page and read our review policy first.


In recent times, our website has seen a massive growth in traffic, increased security risks and a need for a paid CDN bandwidth for fast-loading experience wherever you are located in the world.

Therefore, in 2018, we had to upgrade our hosting plan to a dedicated managed VPS server and pay for various other services on a constant monthly or yearly basis, which is all kinda expensive as you may have guessed.

Since we don’t want to ruin your experience with 🐂💩 advertisements, we really need your help to continue. So if you appreciate our work, consider helping our site by by supporting us through Paypal or Patreon!

A Note on Copyright

DIY Conspiracy does not intentionally infringe any copyright laws.

In our From The Archives section you’ll find some out of print interviews, articles and other publications we’ve found inspiring and interesting enough to give them a new spin with full credits given to their original authors. If you believe we have posted copyrighted material without permission, contact us and we will remove it as soon as possible.

We would love to give credits to photographers in all pictures we use on the site. This, however, could be really hard to trace, especially when it comes to old photographs from before the digital era. If you see an uncredited photo and you know who the author is, please get in touch.

Get Off the Internet

With the core team of DIY Conspiracy based in Bulgaria, we are also involved in various activities within the local hardcore punk scene. We book DIY gigs in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia and started an annual festival in the beginning of May every year.

Since March 2020 all gigs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. Continuing to adapt to the new realities, we are looking for new ways to engage punk communities into more knowledge sharing, action and creativity. Please follow us on our social media platforms to keep track of our activities beyond this website.

Social & Streaming Platforms

DIY Conspiracy is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

We are also creating our own mixes and playlists on Mixcloud and Soundcloud.

Become a Co-conspirator!

We are always looking to expand our team of contributors with DIY-loving punks from all over the world who are excited to write for us.

Would you like to write for DIY Conspiracy? That’s great! We encourage all interested writers to reach out to us.

For aspiring reviewers, drop us a line with a background info about yourself, your favorite underground genres to cover, and review of a recently-released album (within the past year). We are also looking for interview submissions, rants about what’s wrong with today’s scene, critical accounts on class/race/gender/privilege within the DIY punk circuits, or fresh scene reports about the bands, zines, DIY venues and collectives still keeping your local scene & community alive.

Sounds good? Get in touch and start to inspire and conspire with us along the way!

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Dickhead Bidge

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Dan Southgate

Lover of music, hater of tories. Gig goer, player and occasional…

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Damien Inbred

Aging anarchist punk currently living on so-called Vancouver…

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A salon Bolshevik. Books shows under Dissonant moniker.

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Elizabeth Galdamez

Old punk whose dedication to women in the underground is the…

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El Freegano

El Freegano a.k.a. xITSOx. From Skateboarding and Yoga to Hip-Hop…

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Giz Medium

Giz Medium is an anarchist librarian and DIY punk musician living…

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Charlie Vásquez

Writer in a lot of places. Art enthusiast. Collector of LPs,…

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Phillip Stounn

A film student, a music enthusiast/addict and a musician of…

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Ilko B loves listening to, playing, and writing about music.…

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Matthew Holmes

Fanatic of RPG's and coffee. Matthew runs a distro called Human…

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Niki G.

Releasing records with Ugly and Proud Records, booking shows with…

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Fotis xBTWx

XVX. PMA. Strength. // Contact: takexyourxshot [at] yahoo [dot]…

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George Chelebiev

DIY enthusiast, vegan straight edge. Runs a vegan blog with a…

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Angel S.

Freelance journalist and copywriter from hell. Playing ambient as…

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DIY Conspiracy founder. Making zines & booking shows since…

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