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Unlocking the Truth is an American heavy metal band from Brooklyn, New York. Formed in 2007, the group consists of childhood friends singer/guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, drummer Jarad Dawkins, and Alec Atkins (bass, 2013-present).

In 2014, Unlocking the Truth signed a $1.8 million contract for five albums with Sony Music Entertainment. As the members were still minors at the time, the contract had to be approved through the New York Supreme Court. In 2015, the band successfully negotiated their release from their contract with Sony. Read more on

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Two 12-year-old metalheads, who grew up in a hip hop neighbourhood, tell their story

June 20th, 2013

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We stumbled upon a crappy rip of this inspiring video a friend had shared on Facebook. A couple of hopeful adolescent metalheads who have grown up against the musical grain of their New York neighbourhood were telling their story, but we just knew there was more to it. Lo and behold, a couple of searches later, we found the original high quality Vimeo page. From there we found the original post on The Avant Garde Diaries.

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