Unlocking the Truth releasing debut LP and ‘Breaking the Monster’ documentary this month
First noticed on the streets of Times Squoare playing serious metal at a very young age (all in seventh grade), Unlocking the Truth became internet famous overnight and found themselves opening for the likes of Guns N' Roses, Motorhead and Queens of the Stone, and then signed a nearly $2 million dollar deal with Sony and 70-year-old manager Alan Sacks who was best known for co-creating Welcome Back Kotter. What could go wrong? Well, a lot, and the band are now out of that Sony deal and set to release their debut album, Chaos, on Friday (6/17) via Tunecore. You can check out the video for "Take Control" below.
Unlocking the Truth's unlikely story, and rather crazy last two years, have been chronicled in Luke Meyer's documentary Breaking the Monster., The film was a hit at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and is getting a North American Theatrical this summer, starting in NYC at Sunshine Cinema on June 24. Tickets will be on sale soon. You can catch an early screening, however, on Tuesday, June 21 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with director Luke Meyer, producer Tom Davis, and Associate Film Curator Eric Hynes, and Unlocking the Truth will perform live. Tickets for the screening/performance are on sale now. Watch the trailer below.
You can also catch Unlocking the Truth's album release show at Studio at Webster Hall on Wednesday, June 15 -- tickets are on sale. The group's only other tour date in at The Troubador in L.A. on June 25.