2006 Broken Minds Bootleg Reissue
January 7, 2015
The infamous Birthday Massacre 2006 Broken Minds Bootleg is now available in HD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Birthday Massacre Broken Minds 2006 Bootleg
Los Angeles, CA – January 1, 2015 – TBM Broken Minds 2006 Bootleg is a concert film featuring Canadian new wave / goth rock band The Birthday Massacre. Previously released in 2008, the film has been recut and colored in HD and now includes a 5.1 surround track. It was filmed in Detroit by director/editor Eric Thirteen (Director’s Cut, Rob Zombie’s 31) and is being distributed by Double Feature Studios.
The film is available digitally for free on https://www.tbmchicago.com and YouTube.
The Birthday Massacre has been performing world-wide for more than ten years, and is currently signed to Metropolis Records. Their new album Superstition debuted late last year.
For further information, contact Bootleg Greg via darknet.
Eric recently wrote an article for Medium about the experience.
Looking Glass Now Online!
April 2, 2008
The new video for Looking Glass is now online. You can check it out here.
The video was filmed on February 10th and 11th of 2008. You’ll be able to grab the hi-res version on the Looking Glass EP, due out May 6th.
Director Dan Ouellette has this to say:
In Early August the band contacted me about doing another video. I was thrilled, of course. Many positive professional exchanges grew out of making the Blue video, as well as many compliments.
I began sketching out ideas and looking through visual material that inspires me. Many concepts were developed and presented to the band in the fall of 2007. Eventually through a series of emails, it was decided that a story set in a school would best suit the song and the album. The challenge was, how to do a video set in a school that was unique… many music videos are set in schools. The band toured Europe and I set to work. Upon their return, I had many drawings of student masks for them to review. Ultimately all my mask designs were rejected (for various reasons I won’t discuss here!)… forcing us to push our November shoot date into 2008.
A new mask was designed, presented and approved… and then the work of making all the 35 masks began. I worked (with some holiday help from Turpana Molina, Samantha Levin and Jason Goldman) over the course of November and December. The orginal mask was sculpted in clay and a plaster positive was pulled. That was refined and then a final mold was created. Each mask involved a long process of multiple layers of liquid plastic applied to the mold.
The cracked masks were derived from a new mold made of a cracked mask. All of these then needed to be hand painted, with pig tail balls, bows and straps added.
In the meantime, extras were culled from TBM’s fan base by Samantha, while Jason began the challenging process of setting up crew, location, budget and equipment for our two day shoot on a tight budget and Charlotte Kruse tirelessly sewed all the school uniforms. The shoot went gloriously well thanks to a great crew and very patient extras… and of course, TBM being very cool, as expected. Sam Chase was our main DP although we had 3 additional cameramen. Everyone contributed and did a great job. I began editing immediately following this, with a ton of great footage at my disposal. Things wrapped up in mid-March… which means I worked on this for about 7 1/2 months!
Note to self: I’ve got to stop doing these labors of love!!
I hope everyone enjoys it!
Music Video Premier Tonight!
April 1, 2008
The official Looking Glass music video premiers tonight. at 9/8c. The band’s announcement was a little vague, but we’re counting on it being on their myspace page. We’ll throw up another post when we know for sure.
TBM Shooting New Video
January 2, 2008
The Birthday Massacre is in New York filming their new video. While no formal announcements have been made, it’s believed that the video is for Red Stars. Stay tuned . . .
Another MySpace Update
September 4, 2007
Rhim made a recent update by the bands recent PR machine, MySpace. The big updates are as follows:
Possible Australia tour in 2008
CDs go on sale at the Sept. 5th show
Red Stars is now on sale online
Australian distribution coming soon
New video soon
“All of our websites are getting an overhaul. (stay tuned for more info)”
The new album, in entirety, is now streaming on myspace.
The band’s forum has been broken recently. What are you doing at home on the board, anyways? Get out to a show!
Jan 1st KtL and Album Release
December 18, 2006
The Birthday Massacre has just released the following announcement via their official site.
On January 1st, we will be releasing a cut of Kill the Lights off our upcoming album. It will be available for your listening pleasure on our Myspace and VampireFreaks.
Expect more updates in the coming new year!
The Birthday Massacre
Meanwhile, the latest rumors have all but been confirmed. For weeks there’s been talk of the new album being finished, and now an August 2007 release has officially been set. Inside sources say several tracks need to be revised, but “first draft” versions of the tracks have all been recorded. Release dates this far in advances are commonly pushed back, but with any luck we’ll be seeing another release on Metropolis later this year.
Chibi With an Update!
December 13, 2006
Chibi just sent out an update –
First of all…
I want to thank each and every one of you for submitting your photographs, thoughts, and kindnesses to this little scrapbook. I would also like to thank Miss Kristi so much for putting it together. What a great idea, and a nice surprise… a lot of work went into this, and a lot of good wishes and thoughtfulness. All of us would like to thank you so much, for making such a nice present for us.
And as for updates…
I am very happy to report that the dreaded word “soon” is back!!! We’ve all been juggling things a lot, our private lives and tour recovery and looking into the future, and working very hard. I can tell you this… we will have a new record, stay tuned for more details. We will have some new music available very soon, stay tuned for this as well. Check our Myspace, check here, things are coming SOON!
And also have a look in this month’s Rolling Stone Magazine. The one with Snoop Dogg in a Santa suit on the cover. There’s a little bit of us in there, have a look… hehehehe….
I personally have not been online much lately, and my new goal is to remedy that and get back into the swing of what’s happenin’. I may even *finally* login to my Myspace!
I hope everyone is doing well, and again… new things. Coming. Soon!!!! Again, please check back….
New Release Date!
July 11, 2006
The Birthday Massacre will be featured on the new Dop Stars Inc. “Make a Star” EP. Rainbow, Falcore, and Aslan’s “After Party” remix of the title track will hit the streets August 4th.
01. Make a Star (Single Version)
02. Digital Freedom
03. Fast and Beautiful
04. Nuclear Decay
05. Chase The Light
06. Make a Star (TBM’s After Party Remix)
07. Make a Star (L’Ame Immortelle vs. Fr!ek)
08. Make a Star (Extended Version)
09. Theta Titanium (Samsas Traum Remix)
You can preorder the EP here.
Even More Chicago?
April 3, 2006
The Birthday Massacre’s April 1st Chicago show goes down in history as one of the biggest headlining events the band has ever played. The early rough figures seemed to be in the range of 700+ ticket sales, with fans flying in from all over North America. These early figures would mean the venue was packed to it’s maximum fire capacity.
“I think we’re going to try to play Chicago again before we go to Europe.” Falcore told us after the event. The band was very happy with the turnout as well as the response from the fans. The European tour is set to begin July 13th in Frankfurt, Germany.
New Photos from the show have just started coming in.