Preteen Heavy Metal Band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Destroying Musical Stereotypes

A short documentary from The Avant/Garde Diaries in which two black kids from Flatbush, Brooklyn — who prefer metal over hip-hop — talk about their mission to rock your socks off as the heavy-metal trio UNLOCKING THE TRUTH can be seen below.

"I don't like doing the same things that everybody else is doing. I want to do my own thing," says 12-year-old Malcolm Brickhouse.

"We do wanna inspire other people," adds his bandmate, 11-year-old Jarad Dawkins. "Don't let nobody push you down, be free, do what you want to do."

In 2007, Brickhouse and Dawkins started a metal band known as TEARS OF BLOOD. They have since joined forces with bassist Alec Atkins in UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, which regularly busks in Times Square, where they say the bucket fills fast.

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