A captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with a cinematic quality of melodic progressions,
's soundscapes have encapsulated a diverse and devout fan base. They have come along way since their inception in 2000. The Toronto based outfit continues to garner new fans worldwide not only in the industrial and electronic scenes, but the rock community as well.
In July of 2002, they self released the limited edition CD Nothing and Nowhere and added a new drummer, Rhim
. Two years later, they followed up with the EP, "Violet". 2005 became a big year for The Birthday Massacre. Not only did they add O-En
on keyboards, but were signed in Europe by RepoRecords and in North America by Metropolis Records. Both labels re-released "Violet" as a full length album with four extra tracks. A video for their song "Blue" was also launched later that year, which is produced by NYC artist and director Daniel Ouellette
Since the release of "Walking With Strangers", in September of 2007, The Birthday Massacre
have been touring constantly in Europe and North America. While they were touring Germany shortly after its release, they played a gig at Knust (a club in Hamburg Germany that holds about 500 people). It just so happened that we gave permission for Crazy Clip, (a local video producer) to record and film the performance. Originally there were only supposed to be 2 or 3 clips aired locally. The project lay dormant for the next 18 months while the band continued touring and then began work on their follow up to Walking With Strangers which is scheduled for release this coming fall.
Beginning in December of 2008 Rainbow and Falcore started going through the video and audio recordings from that Hamburg show and decided that although it wasn't planned for a "live" record, there was an intimate, small-club feel to the whole project that they liked. And so, they set about editing and mixing the tracks to form the CD, "Show and Tell", which was released May 6th.
The DVD of this concert will follow now! All concert features come in 5.1 mix and stereo as well. Besides the main feature, the club show in Hamburg there will be also live footage from the two festival appearances at M'era Luna Festival in 2005 and 2006, both again in 5.1 and stereo mix. Furthermore the DVD will contain an Interview with the band and a picture gallery.
This collection will add another dimension to their already sizeable reputation. In addition to being essential listening for current fans of the band, this DVD is also a great introduction to the music of The Birthday Massacre
for those who have yet to check them out.