The metal band Unlocking the Truth has just landed a record deal. The 8th graders have signed a deal with Sony Music that could be worth nearly $2 million for the tween trio

From The Gothamist:

The band, made up of guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, was founded in 2007 and has been riding the lightning to metal fame thanks to a steady run of heavy-beyond-their-years busking in Times Square and Washington Square Park . Now the Daily News reports that the boys have finalized a deal with Sony that could net them as much as $1.7 million over a possible 6 albums.

“What started out as play dates went to Times Square and now this. It’s been one great thing after another,” Dawkins’s mother, Tabatha, told the News. The boys competed in the Apollo Theater’s amateur night (under the nameTears of Blood, no less) and have unleashed their middle-school riffage at venues like Webster Hall and the Coachella music festival.

Read more at The Gothamist

Check out the talented trio:

The band is currently on a national tour as part of the Van Warped Tour. Unlocking the Truth recently opened up for Guns N Roses in Las Vegas.

Congratulations to the boys for this latest step in their career!

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