Dave Grohl Is Putting Out An Entire Death-Thrash Album
Two days ago, we reported that Foo Fighters had released a death-thrash song for their new movie Studio 666, and it was surprisingly fucking rad. The track, “March of the Insane,” is by Dream Widow, the fictional band who died in the haunted recording studio in which the Foos are laying down their new record. Now, frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that “March of the Insane” isn’t a standalone track — it’s part of a whole death-thrash album.
Here’s what Dave told Rolling Stone about the project:
“It will be the lost album…It’ll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band…I mean, I work fast, but fuck, this deadline is going to kill me. Yes, I’ll get it out for the movie. By February 25th, there will be a Dream Widow record.
Dave goes on to describe himself as “a fucking Eighties thrash-metal kid,” and then lists some of his other inspirations regarding the album:
“I have my favorites. You’ll hear a lot of those influences in ‘Lacrimus dei Ebrius’ [a 13-minute metal epic performed in the film] because for that song, I put maybe four or five of these sections together in this big, long thing. Some of it sounds like [doom-metal pioneers] Trouble; some of it sounds like Corrosion of Conformity; some of it has a Kyuss vibe.”
To which we say…cool! None of these influences surprise us, given Dave’s involvement with Queens of the Stone Age (which features former members of Kyuss) and his own Probot metal album (which included members of CoC and a ton of ’80s thrash metal vocalists). It’s just rad that he decided to grind out a badass death-thrash record as part of this movie, rather than simply include some terrible glam metal song to play into the Trick or Treat-style demonization of heavy metal.
Listen to “March of the Insane” below. Studio 666 is out in theaters on February 25th.