8th grade metal band trio signs record deal with Sony

One of the newest bands about to hit the music scene isn't even out of middle school yet.

The 8th grade trio Unlocking the Truth from Brooklyn, New York just signed a $1.8 million record deal with Sony. According to The Source, their YouTube performance in Times Square went viral, leading them to the attention of Sony.

According to the New York Post these are some of the details of the contract:

The deal includes 16 to 17 percent in royalties, a fee that's slightly above the industry average, said entertainment attorney Richard Wolfe.

The deal is particularly impressive for artists without a track record, added Wolfe, who has repped Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson.

But there is a hook on the exclusive five-album deal– the boys will only see the real money after an initial $60,000 advance if their first album sells over 250,000 copies.

Here they are performing at Coachella this past year:


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