When I was in eighth grade I was just trying to get the courage to talk to girls, these kids already are living their dream.

Three kids out of Brooklyn, New York who play in a heavy metal band on the sidewalk just got the best news ever. Sony records have hooked these kids up with a record contract worth potentially 1.7 million dollars. I am going to take a guess and say these kids are officially the richest ones in their class.

The band is called 'Unlocking the Truth' and has been together since 2007. How do a bunch of kids from Brooklyn get into metal? When they were young children, Malcolm’s(guitarist) father would take them to wrestling shows, where the background music was metal.

“It’s just fun. It’s exciting, and if I listen to the lyrics in metal, they just touch me,” Malcolm said. “I don’t like hip-hop because they don’t talk about anything important.”At first, the boys said they were bullied at school for their heavy metal look – skinny jeans, black nail polish – but then their videos started to go viral and they were invited to play real shows.

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. 'Unlocking the Truth' has played South by Southwest and is the youngest band to play in the history of Coachella.

Sony has committed to two albums, but the contract can go up to six. That is how these kids have the potential to make 1.7 million dollars. Everyone thinks nothing beneficial can come to attending wrestling events, but these kids found a passion for the music they heard. It is obvious they have talent and lets see what they can do in the future.

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