In case you weren’t already feeling bad about your progress in life on this cloudy Monday morning, maybe this will do it: Unlocking The Truth, the metal band consisting of three 13-year-old kids from Brooklyn, has inked a record deal.
The three boys—guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12—signed on with Sony this week, securing a two-LP record deal with an option for four additional albums and receiving $410,000 in advances for both albums that they better put toward college so-help-me-God. If they go through with all six albums, their advances will total $1.7 million.
The band of minors, which has played gigs at Webster Hall, the Apollo and Coachella since being discovered by Eric Clapton’s drummer in 2012, must go through the Manhattan Supreme Court to get their contract approved, but if all goes according to plan, the metal band could start recording in the next few months.
Meanwhile, Unlocking The Truth will play their last show on the Vans Warped Tour in Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
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