Violet (The Birthday Massacre album)

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EP / Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 25, 2004
StudioDire Studios, Desolation Studios, Phase One Studios[1]
GenreElectronic rock,[2] gothic rock,[2] new wave,[3] dream pop
Length30:42 (EP)
44:25 (LP)
ProducerThe Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre chronology
Nothing and Nowhere
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Violet is the second studio album by The Birthday Massacre, released on August 9, 2005. It was first released as an extended play (EP) on October 25, 2004, then commercially released in August 9, 2005 as a long play (LP) through Metropolis Records (North America/UK), Repo Records [4] (Europe) and Hellion Records (Brazil). The LP version included four re-recorded and slightly reworked tracks from their Nothing and Nowhere album: "Happy Birthday", "Horror Show", "Video Kid" and "The Dream".

Track listing[edit]

EP version
1."Prologue" Rainbow, M. Falcore0:37
2."Lovers End"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow, M. Falcore4:18
3."Violet"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore3:37
4."Red" J. Aslan1:17
5."Play Dead"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow, M. Falcore4:47
7."Black" J. Aslan1:34
8."Holiday"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow5:15
9."Nevermind"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore4:45
LP version[5][6]
1."Prologue" Rainbow, M. Falcore0:38
2."Lovers End"Chibi, RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore4:14
3."Happy Birthday"RainbowRainbow3:39
4."Horror Show"RainbowM. Falcore, Rainbow4:06
5."Violet"RainbowM. Falcore, Rainbow3:37
6."Red" J. Aslan1:11
7."Play Dead"Chibi, RainbowM. Falcore, Rainbow4:47
9."Video Kid"RainbowRainbow4:34
10."The Dream"Chibi, RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore3:51
11."Black" J. Aslan1:29
12."Holiday"Chibi, RainbowRainbow5:14
13."Nevermind"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore4:35
Total length:44:25


Credits adapted from Violet album liner notes.[1]

  • Chibi - vocals
  • Rainbow - rhythm guitar
  • M. Falcore - lead guitar
  • Aslan - bass
  • Rhim - drums

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Germany[7] October 25, 2004
Canada August 9, 2005[8]
United Kingdom September 12, 2005
France November 28, 2005[9]
Italy December 12, 2005[10]
Netherlands March 1, 2007[11][12]


  • The LP version was originally released in Europe on Repo Records in 2004.
  • Tracks "Happy Birthday", "Horror Show", "Video Kid" and "The Dream" are all somewhat reworked versions of their equivalents on the band's previous album Nothing and Nowhere.
  • Videos for both "Blue" and "Nevermind" were produced. "Blue" is an elaborate story-based video while "Nevermind" is a straightforward performance video, both of which were released on the "Blue DVD".
  • Although the track list on the CD labels the final track as "Nevermind", if burned on iTunes, the track will be titled "Neverland".
  • The band recorded a cover of The NeverEnding Story theme for the album, but left it off after not being pleased with the final result. The only existing version of the song is a low quality mp3 that can be found on P2P file sharing systems, or on their original EP under the name Imagica.
  • On the 2004 release of Violet, Adm is pictured in the booklet as the keyboardist. On the 2005 re-release, he is removed from the booklet picture because he had left the band by that time.
  • The track "Happy Birthday" was featured in the eighth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries, "162 Candles.",[13]


  1. ^ a b Violet (liner notes). The Birthday Massacre. Metropolis Records. 2004.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ a b "The Birthday Massacre: Violet - Reviews @". Archived from the original on 2014-03-26.
  3. ^ "The Birthday Massacre on Apple Music". Archived from the original on 2014-06-19.
  4. ^ "Repo Records". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19.
  5. ^ "Violet" – via Amazon.
  6. ^ "Violet" – via Amazon.
  7. ^ "Violet" – via Amazon.
  8. ^ "VIOLET by BIRTHDAY MASSACRE". HMV Canada. Retrieved September 6, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Violet - Digipack : The Birthday Massacre" (in French). Fnac. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Birthday Massacre - Violet" (in Italian). Internet Bookshop Italia. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Violet, Birthday Massacre" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Violet; The Birthday Massacre" (in Dutch). Free Record Shop. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  13. ^ TheVampireDiariesOne (28 May 2011). "TVD Music Scene - Happy Birthday - The Birthday Massacre - 1x08". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017 – via YouTube.