Children's Masterpiece Theatre was an alternative rock band from Chicago, IL.
After seven years of small run releases of varying lengths, CMT's full-length debut, "Children's Masterpiece Theatre", was released on September 18th, 2007 by Tyranny Belle Records
. Seven months later, a 13-track compilation of remixes and alternate versions of songs from CMT's eponymous debut called "Drift or Die Trying" was released to coincide with an April 2008 show at Chicago's Beat Kitchen
Around that time, Sound Opinions
host Jim DeRogatis described CMT as "a combination of vintage '90s symphonic Smashing Pumpkins with Tool or Nine Inch Nails electro-industrial thrash," praising the band's "ambitious self-titled album" and newer demos which showcase "the promise of a band struggling to find a unique path forward from its obvious influences."
The Beat Kitchen
show was CMT's last public performance and the band broke up later in 2008. This was the final lineup:
- Gerald Good III: drums
- Timothy O'Connell: guitar/vocals
- Peter Walsh: bass
- Nate Winter: guitar/synth