Brooklyn trio discovered on YouTube after Times Square performance
Teen metal band Unlocking The Truth are seeking to end their association with Sony.
The Brooklyn trio – consisting of Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Atkins and Jarad Dawkins – were signed to the label after a YouTube video of them busking went viral last year.
Shot in Times Square (and supervised by Brickhouse’s mum), the band performed their song ‘Monster’ as passersby dropped change into a collection bucket. A Sony executive later contacted their manager, Alan Sacks, after seeing the video, and the group signed a five-album, $1.8 million record deal.
“Our attorneys are working on our exit from Sony now,” Brickhouse told Billboard at yesterday’s (March 14) world premiere of documentary Breaking a Monster, which charts the band’s rise. Sacks has also confirmed the departure.
In January, Unlocking The Truth joined Marilyn Manson on-stage for a rendition of his song ‘The Beautiful People’ in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The band had opened several of Manson’s gigs, and Brickhouse ended the performance by stage-diving into the crowd.