• Christian Sullivan

A Returning Muse Throws a Tantrum

The art metal/avant-garde band, Tantrum of the Muse, has officially returned from the grave. The band originated out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1998 with the lineup of Stephen Sarro on Vocals and Guitars, Uldrick Wise on Drums, and Jason Shauffer on Bass. Shauffer was replaced soon thereafter by Jim Settle. The band went through several struggles but managed to release two studio albums - The Heart is a Two Headed Sperm and Modernmu$ick(2000)! - and two EPs - The Downtrodden & the Sidhe and Heart Surgery.

The band wound down in 2002 for a brief time, coming back in 2004 as a four-piece lineup, but eventually disbanded once again. The members went their own ways, waiting many years to return to music, aside from Wise who joined The Huntingtons soon after Tantrum disbanded. Sarro and Keyboardist Seth Luzier began working on UnTeachers, a project in the same vein as Tantrum, while Settle would go to work on Hand of Fire, Bore, Vengeance Rising, Once Dead, and Demon Dead.

However, the band has returned from their graves, after 15 years, with Sarro and Wise returning and new Bassist Keith Scotten taking over Settle's position, as he has moved to California and performing with many of his aforementioned projects. The band is working on new material with hopes to release it by Fall of 2019.

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