Dave Grohl Announces Release Date for His Death-Thrash Album
In case you forgot, Foo Fighters recently put out a horror movie called Studio 666, and while the film itself flopped at the box office, fans like us were stoked to hear the original death-thrash song that was released during the lead-up to its theatrical premiere. We were then even more excited to learn that frontman Dave Grohl had actually written an entire metal album to accompany the film. Now, Dave has revealed an official release date for that record.
As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, the album, which is by the fictional band Dream Widow, is coming out digitally this Friday, March 25th. For those of you who didn’t see the movie — and you should, it was actually a lot of fun — Dream Widow are the band who were killed in the recording studio where the Foos are laying down their new record.
Said Dave to Howard Stern:
“The premise of the movie is that we move into this house, I have writer’s block, I’m totally uninspired, I can’t come up with anything. And I wind up finding this creepy basement. And I go into the basement, I find this tape by a band from 25 years ago that recorded there. And there’s this song that, if recorded and completed, the fucking demon in the house is unleashed, and then, whatever, all hell breaks loose.”
Describing the record to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Grohl said the following:
“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.
“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.”
Given how much we liked the first track, “March of the Insane,” we’re stoked to hear it. Check out Dream Widow’s upcoming EP this Friday, and listen to “March of the Insane” below: