||The Birthday Massacre is truly
a truly remarkable blend of fantasy and horror. Sure, you could use words
like "metal," "goth," or even "powerpop" to
describe such a sound, but "dreamy" and "surreal" do
them far more justice. It's a sound so uniquely visual, you might describe
it more like a painting or a feeling. It's as if the story of David Fincher's
Seven appeared like Alice in Wonderland, but everything was a creamy shade
We both discovered The Birthday Massacre around the same time. We've
worked on several other TBM projects since the days of Imagica, and we've
failed several other TBM projects too. There's just something about the
band that makes us both want to create. We decided to use our powers for
good, and help spread this feeling.
TBMChicago was originally created as a resource. A meeting spot. A base
of operations. It's awas place for all the Chicago kids to come together
and help the less fortunate - you know, those who didn't know about TBM
yet. We wanted to make a place where everyone we know, and all those we
haven't met, could get in on the action. We wanted more TBM stuff, and
we wanted all the people around us to want it too!
As time went on, "Chicago" turned into "The Midwest."
After the band was signed to a major US label in 2005 (we win), we decided
our promotional goals have been achieved. It was time to turn this site
over to the fans.
When v2.0 of the site launched in February of 2006, our mission with
the site had changed drastically. We no longer wanted TBMChicago to be
a promotional outlet, and we wanted fans from all over the world to feel
welcome. Our biggest goal, however, was to allow this site to be really
run by the fans. Their own fan art, photos, and content is what now brings
this site together.