New York City based teen metal band Unlocking The Truth are going to release their first EP, Free As You Wanna Be, this fall. On September 16th they appeared on The Colbert Report to do an interview and play two songs. Check them out below.
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 9.16.2014
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH "MONSTER" LIVE ON THE COLBERT REPORT 9.16.2014
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH “FREE AS YOU WANNA BE” Colbert Nation Web Exclusive 9.16.2014
The interview portion covered a variety of topics, from how the band got started to what the band's name means. In true Colbert fashion, after he mentioned that the band recently signed a $1.8 million record deal with Sony, he naturally asked them how 8th grade was going. The interview ended on a strong note, as vocalist and guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse explained the inspirational meaning behind the band's name.
It's unlocking the truth about life, and that you can do whatever you want to do. Kids think that they can’t do anything because that’s what other people tell them, but if you look past that and just believe in yourself you can accomplish whatever you want to do.
After the interview the band played their single "Monster" which showcased their dedication and love of old school metal. All the members had great stage presence and demonstrated great poise and technical ability, equivalent to musicians who have been playing for as long as any of them have been alive. Unlocking The Truth successfully blend in other genres such as hardcore punk and garage rock to modernize their sound and it results in a powerful performance.
The band followed up with a web exclusive performance of their EP's title track, "Free As You Wanna Be." The song preaches a positive message about being your own person and staying strong throughout adversity, all while being backed by churning, thrashing instrumentation. With this performance this band shows exactly why they earned that contract, they are polished, professional, and excellent showmen.
Free As You Wanna Be will be out this fall on Sony Music and Artery Recordings. The record is currently available for pre-order at Pledge Music.
For more information on Unlocking The Truth, including news, music, and upcoming tour dates, head over to their Zumic artist page.