Unlocking The Truth

DSP Shows & Ithaca Underground Present:

Unlocking The Truth

Ire Clad, Break of Aggression

Sat · February 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Haunt

Ithaca, NY


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Unlocking The Truth
Unlocking The Truth
From chaos, great things emerge.

Witness: Unlocking the Truth.

Following years of media excitement, breakouts at Coachella and Bonnaroo, buzzy late-night TV appearances—and more than a few industry-related bumps along the way—the Brooklyn metal trio is finally ready to unleash their debut CD, dubbed (no surprise here) Chaos.

They wouldn’t have had it any other way.

“This hasn’t been a scary time at all,” says Unlocking the Truth’s guitarist/vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse. “This is exciting.”

The basis of Unlocking the Truth was formed in 2007. Comprised of a couple of Brooklyn pre-teen musical prodigies —Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins, who both roped in their friend Alec Atkins a little later on — the guys were initially inspired by music they heard on shows like WWE Smackdown. The band started hunting down the heavy music soundtrack powering their favorite wrestlers (see: Motorhead/Triple H).

Initially attracting attention via street performances in Times Square and Washington Square Park, the fervor over UTT grew quickly. The band competed on Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Later, the trio became the youngest group to perform at Coachella (“It felt like a portent, as if these adolescents were offering a time-traveled glimpse of Coachella's future,” noted the Los Angeles Times). They also opened at Bonnaroo and supported the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Living Colour, Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead and Marilyn Manson.
Ire Clad
Ire Clad
Heavy. It’s a relative term in music but Ire Clad definitely brings it. It all started in 2010 when Jerrod and Harrison who had worked together previously talked about starting a “heavy” band. The two guitarists needed a rhythm section. Jerrod talked Pete into dusting off his drums. Harrison asked Eric, a guitarist, if he wanted to try his hand at bass. Ire Clad was born. The name can be thought of as “wrapped in anger”, which seems appropriate for a metal band. It’s personified by their mascot, Iggy, who’s on the debut album cover.

A good deal of time was spent jamming and writing songs before Ire Clad played any shows. Eventually enough material was there for an album. Harrison’s garage, where they practiced, was converted into a studio. Harrison recorded, mixed and mastered all the music. Pete created the album cover and other images for the CD insert. The debut album was released in 2012. The same process also went into the second album, God of War, which was released in 2014.

Ire clad is always busy gigging, working on new songs, making videos and promoting. Live shows are loud and energetic. Catch one near you!
Break of Aggression
Break of Aggression
Birthed in the heart of upstate N.Y. Break of Aggression has found success sticking to the firm belief that good music and good friends are the glue that hold life together.

Finding success opening for groups such as.
-Dog Fashion Disco
-Empire shall Fall
-While she waits
-The Fucking Pantera Cover Band
-Threat Point
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850