The Birthday Massacre are described as a synthrock band. Which means there’s no real name for their sound. It’s not Goth Rock, or Goth Metal, or Goth Emo, but they are most definitely Goth. With names Chibi, M. Falcore, Rainbow, Rhim, O.E, and of course Owen you know you’ll be in for an entertaining, lushly dark show even if the music isn’t exactly your style.
The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached by European record label Repo Records (followed shortly by Metropolis Records in North America) and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.
In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.
They will be performing in Detroit on the 26th at Harpos.