Eighth grade metal band Unlocking the Truth lands $1.7 million contract with Sony

By Melissa Barclay,

Three eighth graders in a metal band have signed a multi-album contract with Sony that could be worth up to $1.7 million.

According to The Washington Post, The three boys, 13-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Adkins, and 12-year-old Jarad Dawkins, founded the group Unlocking the Truth.

The contract, which Sony confirmed to the New York Daily News is real, calls for two albums and the possibility of four more.

The boys were discovered in 2012 by Eric Clapton’s drummer, Steve Jordan, and from there began playing all over, reported CNN.

The Brooklyn based trio also played in Times Square on the weekends last summer, and were making about $1,600.

The boys have been all over the country, including opening for the popular Guns N’Roses band in June, and crowd surfing at Coachella in April.

The parents of the boys are just as excited as they are.

“What started out as play dates went to Times Square and now this. It’s been one great thing after another,” said Tabatha, Jarad’s mother.

The boys will be starting eighth grade in the fall, and the parents stress that school work is still first.

“If their schoolwork is not done, they don’t play.”

Image via Instagram from unlockingthetruth.

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