Breaking a Monster, A Documentary About the Stratospheric Rise of a Brooklyn Teenage Metal Trio

Breaking a Monster is a documentary about Unlocking The Truth (UTT), the incredible teenage metal trio from Brooklyn who busked around Time Square for a while before they seemingly became rock stars overnight.

BREAKING A MONSTER begins as the three members of 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 currently screening at different locations throughout the United States

Performing their last busking gig at Times Square in June 23, 2013.

Sidewalk performance footage taken that same day by Scott Beale.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.