The Birthday Massacre (aka TBM) is a Canadian band, formed in 1999 in London, Ontario. When the band formed in 1999, they were known as Imagica. This name was inspired from the fantasy novel Imajica. Members were using pseudonyms and nicknames instead of their birth names. Since its inception, The Birthday Massacre have described the band as an audio-visual project,a way to sort of incorporate, not just music, but other things.