Watch: Trailer for Rock Band Coming-of-Age Doc 'Breaking A Monster'
"They're relating to everything in LA because of Grand Theft Auto!" Abramorama has debuted a trailer for the documentary Breaking A Monster, which profiles the heavy metal / punk rock band Unlocking the Truth. The story begins profiling them when they're in 7th grade, following this three-man band as they play shows to big crowds on the streets of New York City, eventually landing a major record deal along with gigs opening for Metallica. The band features Malcolm Brickhouse on vocals & guitar, Alec Atkins on bass, and Jarad Dawkins on drums. It's not just another rock doc about being famous, since it's also a coming-of-age story of these kids growing up right when they're making it big living their dream. Fire it up below.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Luke Meyer's doc Breaking A Monster, direct from YouTube:
Breaking A Monster begins as the three members of the band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square - often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70- year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million dollar record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Breaking A Monster is directed by Luke Meyer, and written by Brad Turner and Luke Meyer. The film has played at SXSW, Hot Docs and BAMCinemaFest to quite a bit of acclaim. Abramorama will release Breaking A Monster in theaters nationwide starting June 24th, after their debut album drops just the week before.