Birthday Massacre

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Info and Intro

Formed out of London, Ontario, in 1999 and currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

Musically they could be described as New Wave, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, or a combination of all of these.

When they got together in '99, they were known as Imagica, a name that was inspired by the fantasy novel Imajica (1991) by Clive Barker, it was 2002 when they changed their name to The Birthday Massacre after one of their earlier songs in order to avoid confusion with another group. The song "The Birthday Massacre" was then renamed to "Happy Birthday". According to their vocalist Chibi: "it kind of works well for the music that we're making. Sort of contrasty, you know? Birthday, and massacre. Light, and dark. Cute, and evil".

Discography

Studio Albums List

1) Nothing and Nowhere (2002)

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2) Walking With Strangers (2007)

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3) Pins and Needles (2010)

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4) Hide and Seek (2012)

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5) Superstition (2014)

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EPs

1) Violet (2004)

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2) Looking Glass (2008)

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3) Imaginary Monsters (2011)

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Live Album

1) Show and Tell (2007)

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DVDs List

  1. A DVD Blue (2005)
  2. The live album/DVD Show and Tell (2009)

Members Name Check

  • Chibi – lead vocals, lyricist, writer (1999–present)
  • Rainbow – rhythm guitar, audio engineer, mixer, producer, drum programming, backing vocals, lyricist (1999–present)
  • Falcore – lead guitar, audio engineer, mixer, producer, film director, lyricist (1999–present)
  • Rhim – drums, sound designer, actor (2003–present)
  • Owen – keyboards/keytar, web designer, comic book artist (2004–present)
  • Nate Manor – bass (2010–present)
  • O.E. – live bass, live backing vocals, audio engineer, lyricist (2007–2010), live drums (2000–2003)
  • Aslan – live bass, audio engineer, web designer (1999–2007)
  • Adm – live keyboards (2002–2004)
  • Dank – live keyboards (1999–2001)

Touring Members

  • Brett Carruthers – live keyboards (fall 2004)
  • J. Pilley – live drums (2000)

External Links

thebirthdaymassacre.com

May 2015, live at Manchester Academy, Pictures and Review by The Independent Voice.