Watch This Two-Piece Band of 11 Year Olds Kill It Live!
My buddies at MetalSucks just alerted me of a new duo out on the Brooklyn scene, and this is TRUE black metal… in that the two 11-year-olds that perform in this band happen to be African American. The band is called Unlocking The Truth, and it features Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins who are both currently in the sixth grade, when not shredding on stage.
Reading this piece on them in the Village Voice made me love them even more. They got into metal because of pro wrestling, which I can sympathize with. Some of their friends don't like metal, but they don't care. They think Slash is mean because "he has a rhythm guitarist, but he wants the fame, so when the rhythm guitarist has a solo, he comes next to him and steals the fame." They make a great point.
But is the music any good? Seems perfectly acceptable to me for a duo of 11 year olds, in fact much better than many local bands I've seen with members three times their age. Perhaps they can tour with eight-year old Hardcore Juliet one day.