The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.
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.
Their fourth full length album "Pins And Needles" will be released on September 14th and will be accompanied with a release tour from Sept. 8-15th.
Currently, the band is preparing for shows in the U.S.A and Toronto for the Cd release tour... and they will also be returning to the U.K. in October....AND the USA again in November.
William Roy Francis was born January 8, 1982 in Seattle,Washington. In wiL's younger years he took an interest in drugs and alcohol but after leading police on a high speed car chase (and subsequently spending time in jail), wiL decided it was time to turn his life around. He started playing guitar again as a form of therapy and rediscovered music. He mainly provides vocals for post-hardcore band Aiden but can also play guitar, bass, and piano. wiL has said that William Control is basically the struggles he faces everyday and the battle going on inside of him to use drugs and drink. William Control is classified as Electro/New Wave/Rock. His music tends to be very dark and focused on controversial themes. Aiden bass player Nick Wiggins also plays for William Control.
It is not a comment on society.
It is not a forum for philosophy.
It is not your new voice.
It is not a revolution.
Without form, without ego or intention,
Aesthetic Perfection is music without a cause.
Influences are combined, songs composed.
Audio is recorded, edited, arranged and mixed.
Music designed without purpose.
CREATURE FEATURE is a two-fiend band from Lost Angeles, California, that specializes in the macabre, the hidden, the whimsical, the concealed, the nightmarish, the unseen, the morbid, the unexplainable, the ghoulish, and the unfathomable.
CREATURE FEATURE is the deviant brain child of two sinister composers named Curtis RX and Erik X. Formed on Halloween of all days, these two maniacal groundskeepers in the torture garden of auditory delight have taken it upon themselves to draw from their twisted childhood's and invent a band that transcends bands, a band that becomes everything you believed in as a child, a band that becomes Halloween 365 days a year, a band that forces you remember why you used to sleep with the lights on, a band that becomes the perfect merger of music and film.
CREATURE FEATURE doesn't exist in the same mundane world as we know it, they live in a world all their own, a world that has no constraints nor boundaries. The kind of world everyone dreams about, full of evil carnivals, flying specters, shambling corpses, dancing skeletons, radioactive overgrown insects, talking pumpkins, alien invasions, haunted houses, body snatchings, premature burials, doppelgangers, sea beasts, evil magicians, abominable snowmen, menacing robots, despicable phantoms, moldering mummies, thirsty vampires, wandering werewolves, and kidnappings most foul.
We are CREATURE FEATURE and you'll dig us like a grave.