“I don’t like doing the same thing that everyone else is doing—I want to do my own thing.” Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins are serious metal musicians from Flatbush, Brooklyn who know how to rock out. In this video portrait from the Avant/Garde Diaries, they show off their headbanging skills and speak sagely on topics spanning peer bullying to songwriting to dream tours. Based on their instrumental virtuosity and thoughtful contemplations, it’s incredible to consider that these two bandmates are only in the sixth grade. It’s inspiring to see young, raw talent have such confidence in their purpose and embody the spirit of their music. Catch Unlocking the Truth live in Times Square, Tompkins Square Park, Cameo Gallery and other NYC landmarks this summer.