Natasha Scharf is an author, broadcaster and music journalist who specialises in alternative, gothic and metal musical genres. She was the founding editor of the UK's best-selling gothic magazine 'meltdown' and has since contributed to numerous publications including Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Classic Rock, Artrocker and Prog. She co-produced a documentary on the gothic subculture for BBC Radio 1 called 'Beyond The Pale' and has been interviewed many times on television and radio.
Frequently quoted in books, blogs and magazine articles, her first book 'Worldwide Gothic' was published by Independent Music Press in June 2011. A Czech language version was released in 2012 through Volvox Globator. Her second book, 'The Art of Gothic', was published in 2014 by Omnibus Press in the UK and Backbeat Books in the USA.