Walking with Strangers

Walking with Strangers is the third studio album by Canadian rock band The Birthday Massacre. The album was released on September 10, 2007, in North America and September 21, 2007, in Europe.

Walking with Strangers
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 2007
GenreSynthpop,[1] gothic rock,[2] new wave,[3] dream pop, hard rock
ProducerMichael Rainbow, Mike Falcore, Dave "Rave" Ogilvie
The Birthday Massacre chronology
Walking with Strangers
Looking Glass
Singles from Walking with Strangers
  1. "Red Stars"
    Released: August 21, 2007
  2. "Looking Glass"
    Released: May 6, 2008

The song "To Die For" is a reworked and re-recorded version of the track of the same name that appeared on the band's first album, Nothing & Nowhere, in 2002. "Remember Me" is also a reworked and re-recorded version of the track of the same name that appeared on the band's limited edition demo 1 Imagica.

Track listingEdit

1."Kill the Lights"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow, M. Falcore3:55
2."Goodnight"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore4:02
3."Falling Down"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.4:12
4."Unfamiliar"Rainbow, O.E.Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.3:18
5."Red Stars"Rainbow, Chibi, O.E.Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.3:41
6."Looking Glass"Rainbow, Chibi, O.E.Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.4:25
7."Science"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore4:04
8."Remember Me"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow, M. Falcore4:07
9."To Die For"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore5:05
10."Walking with Strangers"Rainbow, Chibi, O.E.Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.3:55
11."Weekend"Rainbow, ChibiRainbow3:53
12."Movie"RainbowRainbow, M. Falcore, O.E.5:03


The first single, Red Stars, was released as a digital download on iTunes on August 21, 2007.[4][5] An EP for the song Looking Glass was released on May 6, 2008.[6]

Credits and personnelEdit

The Birthday Massacre



On the issue date of September 29, 2007, Walking with Strangers debuted at number #10 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It stayed on the chart for two weeks.

Chart[7] Peak
Billboard Top Heatseekers 10
Billboard Independent Albums 32

Release historyEdit

Region Date
Netherlands September 21, 2007[8][9]


  • "Weekend" features elements from "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2.
  • The track "Red Stars" is the album's first single and was released as an iTunes digital download. "Looking Glass", the second single off the album, received a physical release and a music video.
  • To promote the CD, the band went on two tours. The first being the "Walking with Strangers Tour" in 2007. For 2008 the band co-toured with Mindless Self Indulgence on their "If" tour.
  • A demo version of "Kill the Lights" was released on January 1, 2007. The band also played this demo version on their Broken Minds Tour in both North America and Europe in 2006.


  1. ^ "The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers (album review ) - Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com.
  2. ^ "The Birthday Massacre: Violet - Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.com". www.ultimate-guitar.com.
  3. ^ "The Birthday Massacre on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  4. ^ "iTunes Store". Phobos.apple.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Artists – Metropolis Records". www.metropolis-records.com.
  6. ^ "Innovative Pop, Rock and Electronic Music – Metropolis Records". www.metropolis-records.com.
  7. ^ "Top Heatseekers for the 9/29/2007 issue". Reuters. September 21, 2007.
  8. ^ "Walking With Strangers, Birthday Massacre" (in Dutch). bol.com. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Walking With Strangers; The Birthday Massacre" (in Dutch). Free Record Shop. Retrieved September 7, 2013.

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