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Tween Headbangers

Score HUGE Record Deal

7/13/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The pint-sized heavy metal musicians who became a huge hit at Coachella have just signed a spectacular contract with a huge record label that will make them the richest kids on their block.

The band -- Unlocking the Truth -- formed when the kids were just 10 and 11.  They were so good they were quickly booked on Amateur Night at the Apollo.  But they hit it big at the ripe old ages of 12 and 13 ... when in April they became the youngest group ever to perform on the main stage at Coachella.

The kids -- who are now 3 strong with a 13-year-old bassist -- got noticed by none other than Sony and just signed a great deal, which was filed with the court and obtained by TMZ.  Under the contract, they'll get the following advances:

-- $60,000 for the first album
-- $325,000 for the second
-- $400,000 for the third
-- $450K for the fourth
-- $550K for the fifth

Mind you, if they sell enough records they'll also get royalties.

And get this ... their influences are Metallica, Slipknot and Disturbed.

Badasses.

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Signothorn    

They sound influenced by Living Colour from the guitar playing style, I love it!

102 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

First the NBA/NFL, then it was hip-hop, and don't forget Tiger and Obama... and now heavy metal?! We own. Truth.

102 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Was this recorded with two tin cans and a string? I'll take your word for it that they are good. Being so good at such a young age sure bodes well for eventual super stardom. Here's hoping they have honest managers and fame and fortune don't corrupt them.

102 days ago
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WillowWynde    

Wow, those kids are really good! Wish them the best and a great team that will help guide them through the obstacles of growing up healthy in the music business.

102 days ago
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mrmiller508    

Sorry don't care

102 days ago
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mrmiller508    

I only see them make 1st album $60,000 managers take haft then taxes so they be broke in 3 months

102 days ago
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Double Bubble    

Not gonna lie, this is pretty cool for a 3 kids.. Hopefully they keep their heads on straight because it would be awesome for them to be around for decades having started so young.. Sony could have maybe not been so cheap with their 4th and 5th albums tho.. That's a lot of work ahead of them..

102 days ago
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Truth    

CONTRACT SUCKS... THAT NUMBER FOR EACH PLAYA OR BAND AS A WHOLE?? PATHETIC. SONY IS RIPPING THEM OFF ALREADY. THIS SH*T SOUNDS LIKE A 360... DEAL. #TRUTH!!

102 days ago
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Truth    

THEY WILL END UP LIKE CALI SWAG DISTRICT --> 2 DEAD 2 TO GO. THAT'S B4 THE RENTS, BUSINESS MGRS, AGENTS, AND EVERY GOLD DIGGER TWEENER LEAVES THEM HOMELESS ADDICTS ON CRENSHAW. #TRUTH!!

102 days ago
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01void    

Wish them the best of luck and hope they stay away from the drug and booze scene

102 days ago
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Jazzi    

I hate heavy metal, but wish them good luck anyways.

102 days ago
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whitegurlhitter    

I can hear a lil blues and jazz riffs in their style keep rockin youngans!!!

102 days ago
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M    

Awesome -- Real music is still alive! Wishing them much success!

102 days ago
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Sloane    

I sure hope that they aren't the next ones to display Bieber behaviour in a few years

102 days ago
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DiM    

They sounds a lot better than I thought they would. They're just kids.

102 days ago
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