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Breaking a Monster DVD Giveaway Chronicles the Growing Popularity of Metal Band Unlocking the Truth


Breaking a Monster DVD Giveaway Chronicles the Growing Popularity of Metal Band Unlocking the Truth

Striving to achieve your goals, no matter what challenges stand in your way, is an admirable choice for anyone. But determinedly pursuing your dreams as teenagers can become even more of an obstacle. But the young trio that makes up the metal band, Unlocking the Truth, prove the struggles can ultimately pay off. The musicians’ journey is presented in the documentary, ‘Breaking a Monster,’ which RLJ Entertainment is set to release next Tuesday, October 11 on Digital, VOD, iTunes and DVD.

In celebration of ‘Breaking a Monster’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a DVD of the documentary. To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Breaking a Monster’ DVD contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until next Monday, October 17 to enter, and you can enter the contest once daily. After October 17, we’ll pick the winners at random and notify them through email. Good luck!

The acclaimed ‘Breaking a Monster’s home release comes after its strong summer theatrical distribution from Black Label Media/SeeThink Films. The music documentary, which was written and directed by Luke Meyer, follows 14-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter stardom and the music industry. The trio transcend childhood to become the rock stars they always dreamed of being.

Unlocking the Truth was the youngest group to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band has also performed at the AFROPUNK FEST in their home city of Brooklyn, as well as SXSW. Atkins, Brickhouse and Dawkins were also the youngest group to play at the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. The trio has also opened up concerts for such acts as Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and Living Colour, and has also appeared in commercials for AT&T, Beats by Dr. Dre, Maybelline and Verizon.

After ‘Breaking a Monster’ is released on home entertainment, including on DVD for the suggested retail price of $27.97, it will also play on UMC – Urban Movie Channel. The film will debut on the premium subscription-based video streaming service, which was created by Robert L. Johnson, the chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), in early 2017.

Breaking a Monster DVD Giveaway Chronicles the Growing Popularity of Metal Band Unlocking the Truth

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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