As a member of the German punk electronica dissenters Atari Teenage Riot, riot grrrl Hanin Elias is her own woman. Born in Wittlich, Germany in 1972, Elias' medicine practicing father moved the family to Syria where Elias spent her early childhood years. It was during her teens when her parents moved to Berlin that Elias naturally rebelled and discovered music. She got involved with the punk scene, then switched over to rockabilly before making her face in the goth cliques. Intolerable of social mainstreams, she eventually began searching for another outlet by the end of 1980s.