Malcolm Brickhouse and Jared Dawkins aren’t your average Flatbush, Brooklyn pre-teens. The music in their earbuds may not be the latest thing that Hot 97 is attempting to pass off as “music”, but a little bit closer to what’s played on New York’s rock stations.
In 2007, at the age of 5, Malcolm and Jared formed their metal band “Tears of Blood”. What first started out as a duo, has now been made into a trio. Their childhood friend, Alec Atkins is their new bass player. The boys say they draw inspiration from groups such as: Slipknot, Disturbed, Metallica, Escape the Fate, Motionless in White, and Chelsea Grin.
If you’re lucky enough you can catch them performing on the streets of New York City, but in a new documentary, “Unlocking The Truth – Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins”, you’re able to get a glimpse inside of their lives.
But where there’s success, there’s also “haters” and bullies.
Seriously, how can you actually hate on these kids? They’re a notch above awesome and haven’t even hit puberty yet.
But of course there are those kids who will find any reason to bully another.
“I know a lot of people doubt me,” Malcolm tells The Avant/Garde Diaries. “But then I really don’t listen to those people, because I know I’m going to be famous anyway.”
Haters gonna hate, but Jared knows what eventually happens to haters.
“Now I’m writing a book. The book is about people who are being bullied in school and they joined a band, and they have became rich and famous, and they toured all over the world. And people that judged them, they have became homeless. And it’s, like, based on a true story.”
I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from these kids, they don’t seem like they plan on being just an afterthought in the world of music.