Unlocking the Truth Confirm Wanting Out of Record Contract


It’s been over a year since pre-teen rockers, Unlocking the Truth signed a million dollar contract with Sony, and the now-teens have revealed that they are trying to get out of their contract with the media giant.

Over the weekend, the trio were at South By Southwest for the premiere of their documentary Breaking a Monster which told the story of how the band rose from playing the sidewalks of Time Square to performing at Coachella and Vans Warped Tour.

According to Billboard, when they were questioned about the record deal, singer Malcolm Brickhouse had revealed they were currently in the process of having their attorney get them out of said contract.

“Our attorneys are working on our exit from Sony now,” said Brickhouse.

Unlocking the Truth’s attorney, Alan Sacks, then confirmed the news of their desire to get out of the contract, but that they had no other details to give, at least at present time.

Since the group’s initial discovery by Eric Clapton’s drummer, Steve Jordan and contract deal, the teenage boys have yet to release any new music.

Last month, they got a once in a lifetime opportunity when Marilyn Manson invited them on stage to jam out with him during “The Beautiful People” at his Philadelphia “Hell Not Hallelujah” stop.

They will also be playing at Columbus’ annual Rock on the Range music festival during the weekend of May 15-17.

Marilyn Manson Brings Special Guests on Stage at Show

Remember how in 2013, a group of pre-teens playing heavy metal on the streets of New York caught the attention of everyone around them, eventually resulting in them signing a $1.7 million contract last Summer with Sony?

Well, the boys of Unlocking the Truth are back in action, or at least in the headline for getting the chance to perform on stage with a big time rock musician (though they were discovered by Eric Clapton’s drummer, Steve Jordan).

During a recent stop on his “Hell Not Hallelujah” tour in Philadelphia, Marilyn Manson invited the trio to join him on stage to sing Manson’s 1996 hit song, “The Beautiful People.”

Though they weren’t on stage playing their instruments, they were given the change to sing alongside Manson on the track.

Check out the fan shot video below.

Manson is currently in the middle of the “Hell Not Hallelujah” tour which will funnily enough wraps up on Valentine’s Day at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

As for the guys in Unlocking the Truth, it was revealed in December they will be heading to Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH during the weekend of May 15-17, 2015 for Columbus’ annual Rock on the Range music festival (you know, “where rock lives”).

Unlocking the Truth will be playing alongside greats like Slipknot, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Judas Priest and of course Manson.

Heavy Metal Eighth Graders Sign to Sony


Remember in your middle school days when you and your friends formed a crappy garage band just for the fun and imagining getting signed to a record label?

Well, it looks like some middle school garage band is living the dream, Over the weekend, news broke about Sony Records signing a heavy metal band made of 8th graders. The best part? The fact that they will reportedly make $1.7 million off of this signing.

The group which is named Unlocking the Truth is made up of three Brooklyn kids, who haven’t even begun puberty yet. Bassist Alec Atkins and guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse are 13 years old while drummer Jarad Dawkins is 12 years old. When we were 12 years old, we were trying to stop sniffing glue.

The trio got their start performing around Time Square which led to their big break with Sony signing them for a guaranteed two albums with the option to go forward with four more. The deal secures $60,000 up-front for the hardcore teens/tween first LP with a possible $350,000 advance for their second record.

If they chose to go forward with the six albums, Sony is willing to shell out the reported $1.7 million. Since the boys are completely underaged, the Manhattan Supreme Court had to approve the deal, which they did (of course).

According to the NY Daily News, the group was discovered in 2012 by Steve Jordan, Eric Clapton’s drummer while they were performing in Washington Square Park. This, reportedly, led to them opening for Guns ‘N’ Roses, a gig with Queens of the Stone Age next weekend, an opening slot on Coachella’s main stage and even a spot on the Vans Warped Tour.

Dawkins’ mother revealed that the trio also have a book deal from Penguin and will be filming a documentary about their rise.