A trio of friends from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are not yet out of middle school have signed a record deal with Sony for $1.7 million.
Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, are the three members of the heavy metal band “Unlocking the Truth,” reports ABC News.
While other kids may be spending the summer at camp and preparing for eighth grade, these three musicians will be figuring out the logistics of their potential $1.7 million deal with Sony.
Lifelong friends Malcolm and Jarad formed the group in 2007. The pair then recruited Alec to join them, teaching him how to play from scratch.
The band made up to $1,600 per day playing on the streets of New York City before being discovered and brought on the Vans Warped Tour and as an opening act for Guns N’ Roses in Las Vegas.
This year the trio made history as the youngest band ever to perform at Coachella, the indie-music festival in California.
Sony has committed to producing at least two albums with the band, with an option to produce four more. If Sony produces all six albums, the youngins could net as much as $1.7 million.