Kirsty Evans

Epica marks 10th anniversary with DVD/CD documenting epic "Retrospect"

With their “Retrospect” DVD out in the US, Epica commemorate a decade of sweeping classical-influenced gothic and epic metal. We checked in with vocalist Simone Simons at home in Holland, where she’s busy caring for her new baby while working on lyrics for the next Epica album. ... Full story

The sexier side of Alice

Continuing the trend for all things Alice in Wonderland related that started with the build-up to the release of the Tim Burton movie a few years back, LA-based Heavy Red have released a line full of Alice-themed items that may bridge the gap between things you can wear for Halloween and things you can wear on any occasion. ... Full story

Brian Gardner and Goth Swing Dancing in San Francisco

I once thought that it was impossible to get goths to actually dance with, rather than next to, their current romantic interest. But the San Francisco-based Swing Goth proved me wrong. ... Full story

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Kirsty Evans Kirsty is a longtime freelance journalist and former alt-weekly editor who joined the Gothic Beauty staff in 2011. A veteran of the London and Glasgow goth scenes and quintessential Third Culture kid, she grew up in the Middle East, Asia, Scotland, and the US.

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