Metal Trio Unlocking the Truth Unveil Emotional Trailer from Documentary “Breaking A Monster” (VIDEO)

These young men are EXTREMELY talented! I saw them perform on The Colbert Report a couple of years ago…they shredded as well as some of the top-rated metal guitarists, who are old enough to be their grandfathers!
Watch this film if you get the chance – I highly recommend it!

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Metal band Unlocking the Truth (photo via sxsw.com) Metal band Unlocking the Truth (photo via sxsw.com)

article by Sarah Grant via rollingstone.com

Unlocking the Truth, a metal band composed of three African-American seventh graders, is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Breaking a Monster. The music doc follows the unlikely trio – Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins – that scored a $1.8 million record deal with Sony Music Entertainment.

Breaking a Monster was directed by Luke Meyer, who follows the middle school metalheads around from the moment their first video went viral on YouTube. But like many young performers who stumble upon sudden success, the road to fame is fraught with uneasy demands, stress from parents and friends and tough life decisions.

“Originally I was asked to make a short film about the band when they were still gaining traction as street performers,” Meyer told film website IndieWire. “The short focused on what it’s like to…

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