On Tuesday, in Manhattan Supreme Court, preteen Brooklyn metal trio Unlocking the Truth were officially given permission to sign the multi-year record contract with Sony. The New York Daily News reports that with the approval granted, the three began recording their first single, “Monster,” yesterday. That’s good, because the band have already been crowdfunding the release, and as the band’s manager Alan Sacks told the paper, the red vinyl single is “selling off the hook” (it is, indeed – a first shipping sold out). The band updated their crowdfunding page and revealed that they’re working with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth)
Supreme Court judge Carol Edmead made sure first that guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins and drummer Jarad Dawkins’ parents understood the details of the contract, which has been reported as being up to $1.7 million, even though it probably won’t be. She also made sure that the band’s parents had set up trust accounts for the three, and urged them to spend their money wisely. They’ll get $60,000 for the first album, and as much as $350,000 for the second, if they sell over 250,000 of the first.
Here’s the band performing “Monster” at Coachella in front of a bunch of guys skipping around, or as they’d call it, a “circle pit.” [youtube]http://youtu.be/puHDeb7gW7I[/youtube] [photo: Louis Lanzano]