July 13, 2014
Almost exactly one year ago I happened upon a metal band of three 11-year old black kids called Unlocking the Truth, and I posted about them here. They were just three headbangers who set up shop in Times Square and played their brains out for the love of Metal. Then 10 months later in April, I posted an update after reading that the band had opened up for the one and only Motörhead and were about to take the stage at Coachella.
In that first post I predicted fame for these kids. I stand firm on that. Even if Unlocking the Truth doesn't become huge, it will set the stage for whatever comes next for these kids. They are only 12 and 13 now, so they've got plenty of time. Anywho, while downing my coffee and browsing the internets this morning, I read on TMZ that Unlocking the Truth scored a record deal! Now, I'm no expert on record deals, but it seems to me that a nearly $2 million/5 album contract for a three kids just hitting their teens ain't too shabby.
Hey, I'm not afraid to say "I told you so". Maybe it's a little early for that, but I still feel pretty good about my prediction. Perhaps I should've been a band scout for a living. Here's a video of them at Coachella. God damn, they rock. Their guitarist, Malcom Brickhouse (real name, and it's real awesome), is insane on the guitar. He's TWELVE. Listen to him play, and just remember that. Incredible.