Here’s another interesting tour to mark on your calendars. The Birthday Massacre bring a fun-filled musical experience to life and I’ve seen them a few times over the years and always enjoyed myself. Check out the full press release we received and the tour dates down below the poster. I’ll return with some closing notes later on.
The Press Release:
Metropolis recording artists THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE will release UNDER YOUR SPELL, their seventh release. These 11 songs reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not have seen before. Proving to be the band’s most intimate and emotive record to date, Under Your Spell is a captivating hybrid of 80’s, electronica, and aggressive guitars, fused with dark, cinematic melodic progressions, blending the expansive breadth of The Birthday Massacre’s signature sound, creating a deeply personal, immersive collection of songs.
In addition, the band has announced a North American tour that kicks off on May 18th at Toronto’s The Opera House and circles the continent, hitting cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, NYC and Boston. (full dates below). Driven by band’s signature, unique blend of spiraling synth melodies, walls of guitar, and evocative vocals, Under Your Spell hits all the bases that audiences have come to reliably expect from the band – songs that range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop – and every shade in between.
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The Details: Attention all inmates of The Asylum, your queen Miss Emilie Autumn has requested your presence for a grand event that she will be undertaking with The Birthday Massacre at Irving Plaza on 11/27 – Please respond ASAP. Yes believe it or not dear Plague Rats, the travelling circus that is an Emilie Autumn experience will be pairing up with The Birthday Massacre for a co-headlining tour and they will be stopping at Irving Plaza and thanks to those awesome folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal will be putting some of the lucky fans into the venue for free. I’m excited about this for sure since I don’t think that either performer has done a show at this venue (well, as far as I can remember that is). Read on.
Continue reading Win To See Emilie Autumn/The Birthday Massacre in NYC on 11/27/2013
“The Birthday Massacre are a fantastically interesting Gothic band from Toronto, Canada who formed in 1999 originally under the name Imagica. According to the band history, they named themselves after a Clive Barker tale but switched over to The Birthday Massacre in 2001 to avoid any problems with another band who used a similar name. Somehow I think the group made the best decision and for years since the change, their singer Chibi and the gang have entertained all the ghouls and boys that find their music of interest with album after album of their brand of melody.” This Saturday, December 1st, The Birthday Massacre arrives in NYC once again as a part of a Vampirefreaks.com extravaganza and their bringing along William Control, Aesthetic Perfection and Creature Feature as supporting acts. I’ve only managed to see TBM (which I will refer to them from now on for the sake of typing) once in concert and I had a great time so that makes me excited to offer my readers the chance to enjoy this unique show thanks to the incredible folks at Livenation. Yep. Free show on us my fiends. Isn’t that special? Continue reading Want To See The Birthday Massacre in NYC on 12/1/2012?
Artist: The Birthday Massacre
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: I Am Ghost, Dommin
Label: Metropolis Records
It seemed like only yesterday that I was in this very same room for some live music and in truth and it was actually just this past Friday two days previous to tonight when The Cinema Bizarre took to the stage at The Highline Ballroom. That show was interesting in and of itself and one of those gigs that was not really my speed for the most part. Tonight’s menu was clearly different for the musical palate and something that would be a little more up my alley for you see this was the return of The Birthday Massacre and their opening acts of I Am Ghost and Dommin and this show crossed a wide spectrum of melody that surely had a little something for everyone. Dommin was up first and I had been hearing some good things about him.
Dommin: The band is a new signing to Roadrunner Records and having no advance music to clue me in on their style and sound beforehand I would be checking them out blind tonight. Sadly I would get into the venue after they had already started as the show seemed to start a little earlier than I would have expected it to, but on the upside I was able to ascertain a good deal about them. The group is best viewed as a Melancholy Gothic Rock type of outfit and they are fronted and led by Christopher Dommin whose voice is loaded with passion and heartache. For a lead off band tonight I had to say that they seemed to have the audience in their command as the room of attendees stood rooted to their spots as songs like “My Heart Your Hands” and “People Are People” were delivered with intensity and mood. They would only deliver about seven tunes tonight and if this is what we will find on their forthcoming album there will be a good response to it. My guess is that if you like bands like Type-O-Negative and maybe even some of the older The 69 Eyes stuff that leaned to this vibe then you will enjoy what Dommin brings to the table. I Am Ghost was up next.
Continue reading The Birthday Massacre @ Highline Ballroom (4/27/2009)