Earlier this week, the Foo Fighters deviated from their arena-filling alt-rock sound and released a fucking ripping death-thrash song called "March of the Insane." Technically, Dave Grohl and Co. were performing a track that was "written" by a fictional metal band called Dream Widow who haunt the recording studio the Foos are occupying in their upcoming horror-comedy flick, Studio 666. We assumed that the track was just a badass one-off for the film's soundtrack, but it turns out that Grohl has an entire metal record on the way — and it'll be out next week.
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Grohl explained that the mansion and he and his bandmates are staying in to record their new album is where Dream Widow set out to record a bangin' metal record 25 years earlier. Unfortunately, shit hit the fan and the Dream Widow singer ended up murdering his whole band and then killing himself. Grohl finds a dusty Dream Widow tape in the basement of the recording studio, plays it, and realizes that if the song is properly recorded, it unleashes a demon into the whole house.
"March of the Insane" was just one of the songs that Dream Widow never finished, but Grohl told Rolling Stone that he's currently working on an entire Dream Widow album that's set to arrive by the time the movie hits theaters on February 25th. "It will be the lost album," Grohl explained. "It'll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band."
From the way Grohl told it to Rolling Stone, it sounds like he's literally working on the album at this moment in order to make the fast-coming deadline. "I mean, I work fast, but fuck, this deadline is going to kill me," he said. "Yes, I'll get it out for the movie. By February 25th, there will be a Dream Widow record."
As for the sound, Grohl said that he grew up "a fucking Eighties thrash-metal kid" and those influences will bleed through, but there are also a multitude of other metal styles at play.
"I have my favorites," he told Rolling Stone. "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."
If it's anything like the genuinely awesome "March of the Insane," then we can't wait to hear this bad boy.