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Unlocking the Truth
Unlocking the Truth

Learn English with this metal music English lesson

Date: Jan 23 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Music

Grammar: Be Able To


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In the history of metal, no young band has been more successful than Unlocking the Truth. It’s true that bands are often started in college, or even in high school. But the three members of Unlocking the Truth are now 12 and 13 years old. And they began making music together in 2007!

Unlocking the Truth are singer and guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, singer and bassist Alec Atkins, and singer and drummer Jarad Dawkins. The boys met at a birthday party in 2005 and decided to start a band. With the help of their parents, Unlocking the Truth began to play street concerts which made them more and more popular. As of today, they’ve played with famous metal bands like Guns N’ Roses and Motorhead. They’ve been written about in newspapers and magazines, and played in popular music festivals.

Lily and Brian think Unlocking the Truth is amazing. Do you agree? Find out more about this incredible band in today’s English lesson.


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Lily:  Brian, I am obsessed with a new band. Do you want to know more about this band?

Brian:  Yeah. Who are you talking about?

Lily:  OK, it’s kind of weird, because it’s metal. And I don’t usually like metal, but I can’t help but love Unlocking the Truth. They’re amazing!

Brian:  Is that the teenage metal band?

Lily:  Yeah. They are so good. They’re in eighth grade. And they just signed this $1.7 million record deal.

Brian:  Really?

Lily:  Yeah. I saw them on “The Colbert Report.” They’re amazing.

Brian:  That’s really intense. That’s really cool, but do you sometimes think children performing is more of a novelty? Not that they aren’t talented, but that that’s why they get more attention.

Lily:  I’ve thought about that, but when you listen to more of their stuff, it’s clear they’re child prodigies. They’re not normal children. They’re super calm. They definitely have the drive to succeed. And it’s just infectious.

Brian:  I just hope that their parents are supportive of them, and that they still are able to have a career after they get older.

Lily:  This must be a dream come true for them.

Brian:  Yeah. I’ll have to check them out.


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Lily has a new favorite band called Unlocking the Truth. She’s surprised at how much she likes them because they’re a metal band, which isn’t her favorite kind of music. But Lily can’t stop listening to them. What’s even more interesting is that the band members are all teenagers. In fact, they’re in the eighth grade.

Brian wants to learn more about Unlocking the Truth, and he’s happy that they’re successful. He wonders if the band is so popular because its members are kids, though. Brian believes they’re skilled musicians, but he thinks that they might not be so well-known if they weren’t so young.

What do you think of Unlocking the Truth? Have you ever played in a band?



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11:41 AM Nov 07 2016 |

carlos07Super Member!


I just listen a couple of youtube videos, I cant believe you liked them Lily…

11:34 PM Jan 25 2015 |




Billiejean, it’s normal to be nobody everywhere until you stand out with something like these kids. The head should be full of ideas, inventions, plans, decisitions how to get through and be successful in this very competitive world of ‘sharks’.

11:56 AM Jan 25 2015 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Maybe because I never went to a birthday party because in that age

 I was not permitted:))

But thats OK;)

Because after finishing university im still nobody .with no real job.

And it is normal in iran to be nobody:(

06:20 AM Jan 25 2015 |




I don’t know about them but it was excellent informaiton.

06:19 AM Jan 25 2015 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I never heard of them too….

When i was 13 the only thing i was good at

was painting

But these lucky kids…oh what can i say…...

06:14 AM Jan 25 2015 |




Unlocking the truth is a universel speech. Truth have a great power that can revealed one day. Actually truth have a great life that can never die it can expose today or tomorrow.  Man can do everything if a man believe it’s his desier and work hard for done it, I believe in this strong believe boost every man to his desier goal. So at first you have to set a goal  and work hard to achieve it as you can. The young band boy believe all they things and they work hard for their dream and today they are just seeing their dream is now the dream of others.

10:44 PM Jan 24 2015 |

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I’ve never heard about this band ,this is my first time i know about them something!

Actually i don’t listen to metal cause it’s not my favourite kind of music.

06:26 PM Jan 24 2015 |


United States

This is my first time hearing about this band, I checked them out on Youtube and observed some serious guitar playing along with the drummer. Curious about the name though, what is truth?

Thanks Ebaby, you guys are always at the cutting edge of what’s happening in pop culture!

01:35 PM Jan 24 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I Listen to metal music but all the metals are not good and some are wonderful..

As hole i dont like Unlocking the Truth  but i like this lesson bcz of the wordss!


01:28 PM Jan 24 2015 |



hi all of you i am verry happy to become one of the students in here and i am new student i dont have any experience about here so how can i get there

10:18 AM Jan 24 2015 |

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branko petrovic


I do not like metal

07:15 AM Jan 24 2015 |

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My first time to know this band.very happy to see teenagers know what they really want to do and become successful in a young age.

04:48 AM Jan 24 2015 |




This is the first time I hear about this band. I’m going to check it out!

I love music. Now I’m trying to learn how to play acoustic guitar just as a hobby. I’m not talented enough to play in a band :(

01:52 AM Jan 24 2015 |




Like everyone else commented here, I have never heard of them either.

05:57 PM Jan 23 2015 |




The “truth” is I have never heard of these boys and i have never ever played in a band, for which my next door neighbours were very lucky  that they didn`t have had their ears pierced  with the beat of a drummer :)))))

05:46 PM Jan 23 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 ihave never heard about them too and its better becouase i don’t like metal

02:13 PM Jan 23 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’ve never heard of that and I do not like heavy music. I like those kind of music that make me relax and happy.

01:15 PM Jan 23 2015 |



I’ve never heard about this band. I don’t like metal and music which is similar to something like this. Perhaps it gives me enough reason to not to do so.

12:03 PM Jan 23 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


10:48 AM Jan 23 2015 |

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