Elizabeth Birt

Deputy Editor

Location icon United Kingdom

Deputy editor and head of reviews for a British based alternative music website. I specialise in creating engaging and informative news posts and features, entertaining interviews and honest reviews.

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A thank you to HIM - ALTCORNER.com

Sunday March 5, 2017 was a sad, sad day for love metal fans everywhere as Finnish superstars HIM announced they would be calling it a day after 26 years. Formed in 1991 by frontman Ville Valo and bassist Mikko 'Mige' Paananen under His Infernal Majesty.

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A Tribute To Christina Grimmie - ALTCORNER.com

June 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Birt This year marks 12 years since the tragic on-stage shooting of Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The tragedy led to an increase in security checks at venues across the world where we thought that something like this would be highly unlikely to happen again.

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Kerrang! Tour live at Y Plas, Cardiff! - ALTCORNER.com

December 14, 2017 | Elizabeth Birt We start the night a band down as Scottish rockers Vukovi are unable to make the show due to the adverse weather conditions. Opening up this year's Kerrang! Tour are Welsh group Casey who get things off to a flying start.

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The Uprising of the Creeper Cult - ALTCORNER.com

September 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Birt 14 th July 2014 and five guys from Southampton were sat around creating a goth punk band called Creeper after various other projects had broken down. They wanted to create music they enjoyed and in just over a year since their birth, have risen faster than anyone could predict.

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A Lost Heart legacy: How FVK created and inspired a community - ALTCORNER.com

July 4, 2016 was a sad day for fans of FVK when the band announced their impending split following co-frontman Kier Kemp's departure. You can read their statement in full here. Throughout the band's eight year career, they built a fanbase with their alternate styles, which grew alongside the band, into a small, tight-knit community.

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Can Gothic Rock Take Over the World? - ALTCORNER.com

So Gothic music is on the rise. What do you mean by gothic music? I hear you ask, well let me tell you. Goth rock is a sub-genre (yep we're into sub-genres now) of alt-rock and punk and was originally popular in the 1970s with British bands such as Joy Division, The Velvet Underground and The Cure and is typically dark themed lyrics and atmosphere.