Begun August 2001 with lyricist/melodist/vocalist Lauri Murphy and guitarist/collaborator Andrew Berlet, Lucretia's Daggers played to full-capacity house parties of artists, freaks, goths, pagans, and friends for years. Following the short-term addition of bassist Alex Levin and, later, Andrew Berlet's move to Michigan, Lauri reformed the band with the help of Darrell Brown (guitarist, collaborator, and sequencer arranger) in April 2002, then Stephanie (keyboards), and subsequently Mark Cloherty (bass) 6-8 months thereafter.
The 4-piece band's nightclub debut and 5-song demo CD release party was held 9/7/03 at O'Brien's Pub in Allston "Rock City" MA. In Summer 2004, Mark Cloherty left the band for graduate school, and the band was rejoined with bassist/collaborator Rob Mercier who departed 11/04 to concentrate on his own band,Thylacine. LD acquired temporary bassist Tony Puleo to play its first Emergenza performance at the Middle East 3/05, and then bassist Geoff Valentine of Specimen 37 (www.specimen37.com) for its second Emergenza performance at the Paradise Rock Club 5/05. Sue Mikes, formerly of Robotzen (www.robotzen.com) provided back-up vocals. From May-July 2007: iodine (bass) and Ms. Spyglass (backup vox) and drum programmer/keyboardist DrDK. Lineup May-
October 2007: Founder and lyricist/vocalist Lucretia X. Machina, lead guitarist Elucid, and drum programmer/keyboardist DrDK. Odetta Mo Excrucior joined as bassist in 2008. Supplemental drums intermittently provided by Leon Rich. Elucid departed October 2010; Odetta Mo Excrucior, February 2011.
As of December 2010, Lucretia's Daggers is lead guitarist/synth programmer Otto von Kinzel, digital drum master Faust, and the band’s founder and lyricist/vocalist Lucretia X. Machina.
Otto Kinzel left the band in October of 2011 but still produced the new 2012 studio album, My Reflections, which features re-recordings of old LD songs from Sad Flower Songs as well as new songs written over the course of the last few years.