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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1999 – present)

The Birthday Massacre is a band formed in 1999 and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From 1999 until 2002, the band name was Imagica. The current lineup consists of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitars and programming), Michael Falcore (guitars), Owen (keyboards), Nate Manor (bass), and Rhim (drums). Their sound is mostly a fusion of , , , and .

So far, TBM released five studio albums: Nothing and Nowhere (2002), Violet (2005), Walking With Strangers (2007), Pins and Needles (2010), and Hide and Seek (2012). They also issued the DVD Blue (2005), the live album/DVD Show and Tell (2009), and the EPs Violet (2004), Looking Glass (2008), and Imaginary Monsters (2011).

The group originated in London, Ontario under the name Imagica, inspired from the novel “Imajica” by Clive Barker. The band’s original lineup consisted of: Chibi, Rainbow, Michael Falcore, and Aslan (bass). Dank played live keyboards and O.E. joined the group on live drums. A seven-song limited edition demo was released.

In 2001, Dank left the group, and the others relocated from London to Toronto, Ontario, to begin recording. There, they recorded another limited edition demo, this time with five songs. In 2002, the band adopted the name The Birthday Massacre in order to avoid confusion with a metal band. They chose the name “The Birthday Massacre” since people were already familiar with the song of the same title. The song was later retitled as “Happy Birthday”.


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  • Sanity_Theorist

    @Krypt0n_ That's a legitimate criticism, but when you look at bands with their own distinctive style, that often happens. Disturbed is another big example of a great band that kinda rips off of themselves a lot, but if the quality stays high, it's not a huge issue to interviews Chibi said that if they did a different style it'd likely be under a different name, but the upcoming Klayton project Scandroid seems to have a LOT of similar influences.

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  • MariianaAlvez


    20 Feb 3:39am Reply
  • breadysoul

    Well, they both have a strong synthpop element. So they do have a bit of common ground.

    16 Feb 5:14pm Reply
  • mugiwara95

    reminds me of t.A.T.u. a little bit...

    12 Feb 4:52pm Reply
  • Krypt0n_

    Agreed, one of their major problem is an over-exploitation of their own sound. I like it very much, it's quite different from others in the scene, but apart from a handful of songs the rest sound really the same. Also, some more vocal practice would be benefical for Chibi and help her evolve a bit. also, as a beginner i can't really distinguish their covers. I usually end up making confusion when i want to play one specific song/ want to remember when they've been released. There's a great potential in here but those "little" things don't help much.

    3 Feb 6:51pm Reply
  • lacryma666

    The concert was very fucking perfect!!Come back to Brazil pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!

    2 Feb 10:07pm Reply
  • Mateusok

    Show em SP foi maravilhoso, mais fã deles agora do que nunca <3

    31 Jan 2:23pm Reply
  • waarsnico


    28 Jan 7:33pm Reply
  • Gremena

    This bunny thing goes beyond aesthetics since the band has always played with childish elements in their music and the bunny is indeed one of the most explored creatures in children’s literature. It has always been held as symbol for both sacred and profane: fertility, innocence, mystery, etc. I believe the band plays with theses conceptions in many ways: clean vocals x guttural, synths x guitars, purple backgrounds x black silhouette. Notice that we never really see the characters, all we see is their shadows because they stand for the mystery, the unknown, the unfamiliar (xD). That’s why they’re always represented with the bunny ears.

    27 Jan 4:33pm Reply
  • ZachargyG

    Saw TBM live a few months ago on their tour with The Red Paintings (awesome) and New Years Day (awful). I feel TBM's only shortcoming is most of their songs are very *too* similar. They have a great sound, but what puts them behind the top notch female fronted electronic/rock bands (e.g. Curve) is their overall lack of diversity between albums.

    27 Jan 1:51am Reply

    best concert ever at Rioooo

    26 Jan 5:18pm Reply
  • bieljuca

    Tomorrow :)

    24 Jan 7:19pm Reply
  • kazerike1

    To die for ♥

    17 Jan 2:32am Reply
  • artheta

    I wish TBM would remix Make A Star, but with Chibi's vocals rather than Dope Stars Inc.'s

    13 Jan 8:21pm Reply
  • DjNinja88

    hey guys! on facebook a young woman by the name of Kristi has started a facebook page for Miss Chibi's new book! boring girls ill be starting a group for it here as the meantime if you have facebook join this page

    12 Jan 10:25pm Reply
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  • Djenise

    ♥♥♥ Rain ♥♥♥

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dittbub

    Purple album with bunny ears!? Its too much bunny ears! How about elephant ears next time?

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rusverm The Birthday Massacre – Beyond очень высоко оценена в критике рок песен, одна из лучших песен жанра!

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
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