Natasha Scharf

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Who is Natasha Scharf?

Natasha Scharf is an author, disc jockey, presenter and journalist best known for her work publicising gothic, rock, metal and progressive metal music and subcultures. She currently writes for Metal Hammer, Classic Rock Presents: Prog and Artrocker Magazine on a freelance basis.

Her first book, Worldwide Gothic, an exploration of the development of the worldwide goth scene, was published on 23 June 2011 by Independent Music Press. A Czech language edition of the book called Gotický Svět was published by Volvox Globator in Autumn 2012.

Natasha Scharf was the founding editor of Meltdown Magazine and presenter of the spin-off radio show, Natasha's Batcave, on TotalRock until 2011. She originally joined TotalRock in 2001 as a presenter and producer for a 6-week stint on what was then called "the meltdown show". She went on to guest present on mid-morning, drivetime and Anarchy on the Airwaves evening show before developing the Batcave show around 2004. The last Batcave show was broadcast in 2010. Natasha was also main researcher and assistant producer on Beyond The Pale - a documentary on the goth scene that was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 4 November 2002. She has previously written for Classic Rock and Terrorizer magazines and has worked in both television, and radio with regular shows for the TLRC network. She has been interviewed for various books about the gothic subculture, and also wrote the album sleeve notes to the 69 Eyes - Goth 'n' Roll box set

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on July 23, 2013


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