Meet "Unlocking the Truth", an 8th-Grader Metal Band from Flatbush Who Landed a $1.7 Million Record Deal With Sony

The Avant/Garde Diaries is a site curated by Mercedes Benz that "presents a wide-ranging exploration of the extraordinary — the people, places, and ideas that inspire, fascinate, and encourage us to push the boundaries of the possible."

In this video from the series, band members Malcolm Brickhouse (guitar) and Jarad Dawkins (drums) of Brooklyn heavy metal band Unlocking the Truth are interviewed about their music and lifestyle.

Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off

Since the release of this video over a year ago, Unlocking the Truth has landed a $1.7 million record contract with Sony.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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