8th grade metal band rock The Colbert Report, prove they’re worth their $1.7 million record deal — watch

8th grade metal band rock The Colbert Report, prove they’re worth their $1.7 million record deal — watch

Consequence of Sound

Back in July, Unlocking the Truth — the metal band comprised of three Brooklyn 8th graders — inked themselves a mind-blowing, two-album Sony recording contract worth upwards of $1.7 million. Not one to rest on their laurels (yes, even those with a price tag of nearly $2 million), the trio has continued its meteoric rise, appearing on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report.

During the interview portion, Colbert spoke to the three-piece about the band’s origins, their whopping record deal, their forthcoming EP entitled Free As You Wanna Be, and of course, junior high. Choice moments from the interview include when:

— Colbert asked them to pick their favorite school subject and drummer Jarad Dawkins answered with a super straight face: “Nothing.”

— Frontman Malcolm Brickhouse explained the meaning behind the band’s name: “We’re unlocking the truth about life … and that you could do whatever you wanna do. Kids think that they…

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