Pre-Teen Metal band, Unlocking The Truth takes over Coachella as the youngest band to appear at festival


Unlocking The TruthCoachella Festival was treated to an amazing performance by the pre-teen metal band, Unlocking The Truth from Brooklyn, New York. At the young ages of twelve and thirteen these three kids are skilled musicians and have everyone taking notice of their exceptional talent. Unlocking The Truth were one of the inaugural performances on the main stage Saturday and their explosive live set generated a massive circle pit and left the crowd crying out for more. 

Of their set The Los Angeles Times declared, “Playing a hard distorted blend of metal, speed punk and alternative rock on the main stage, they were as well-practiced as units three times their age” while Buzz Bands LA avowed that the band “overpowered an ever-growing mass of moshing festival-goers with the heaviest metal in Indio this side of Motorhead…Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins play their instruments better than most bands on the bill…”

Photo Credit: Phil Knott
Photo Credit: Phil Knott

I can only imagine what the future has in store for this young metal band that write and create their own lyrics and music. The trio has already appeared on national television (CNN, Fuse and more – click here to check out their performance on FXX’s “Totally Biased”), performed at such high-profile music festivals as SXSW and AfroPunk and has been featured in such major outlets as Spin, The Huffington Post, Revolver, Loudwire, Vibe and more. The band recently signed with The Cherry Party record label, and will soon head into the studio to record their debut solo album; more details to be announced shortly.  

Band Members:

  • Malcolm Brickhouse – Guitar
  • Jarad Dawkins – Drums
  • Alec Atkins – Bass

You can watch their amazing set from Coachella here:


Unlocking the Truth mention that they were inspired by Metallica, Slipknot, Disturbed, Chelsea Grin, Motionless in White, Escape the Fate, and many other great bands. Unlocking the Truth’s goal is to become one of the world’s best metal bands, and with their music, they want people to know that they could do what they want, no matter who they are, or what people say. Just be free as you want to be! Metal is in their blood.

I am sure you will be hearing a lot more from this band so stay tuned. Also make sure to visit their social media sites.

~ Marisol

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