8th Grade Metal Band get Sony Record Deal

Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins, and drummer Jarad Dawkins are only 13 and they signed a two-record deal with Sony. (Actually, Dawkins is only 12!) As the metal band Unlocking the Truth, the trio of Brooklyn 8th graders got their start doing some serious busking around Times Square. Now, Sony has picked up the hardcore teens (and tween) for a guaranteed two-album deal with the option for four more. The deal secures $60,000 up-front for the boys on their first LP, with a possible $350,000 advance on their second. What’s more, if Sony goes all the way with the six-record contract, the band could net upwards of $1.7 million(!!). Because of the members’ ages, the contract had to be approved in the Manhattan Supreme Court, which it was.


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