Veteran darkwave ensemble The Birthday Massacre will release their ninth album Fascination on February 18th through Metropolis Records.
The 9-song album was produced by band members Michael Rainbow, M. Falcore, and Brett “Bat” Carruthers and recorded at Desolation Studios, Dire Studios and The Altar Studios all in Toronto. The record was mixed by legendary former Skinny Puppy member Dave “Rave” Ogilvie along with Rainbow, Falcore and Carruthers at Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver.
From the band whose landmark album Walking With Strangers has been called the “Sgt. Peppers of Dark Wave” comes their most intimate and atmospheric offering to date. Fascination is at once The Birthday Massacre’s most fully-realized and synth-driven album with a signature blend of haunting vocals, captivating electronica and aggressive guitars. The result is their most accessible collection of songs yet — all the lessons they’ve learned over 20 years as a band amassed in one great record.
Fascination track listing:
1) Fascination 2) Dreams Of You 3) Cold Lights 4) Stars And Satellites
5) One More Time 6) Like Fear, Like Love 7) Once Again
8) Precious Hearts 9) The End Of All Stories
The scintillating first single “Dreams Of You” releases to Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms today, December 13th.