Brooklyn’s 8th Grade Metal Band ‘Unlocking The Truth’ Signs $1.7 Million Sony Deal

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By: / July 14, 2014

With recent sets at Warped tour and this year’s installment of Coachella, the Brooklyn teens in the metal trio Unlocking the Truth have come a long way since their first shows busking in New York City parks. But Saturday, guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, made even more strides forward, signing a record deal with Sony that’s potentially worth $1.7 million, according to The New York Daily News.

The former SPIN profile subjects are tied into a guaranteed two-album deal that with a $60,000 advance on their first album and up to a $350,000 advance on their second. If Sony picks up all of the options on the six-record contract, the mini-metalheads could snag the full multi-million dollar figure.

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