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Dave Grohl releasing metal-inspired album to coincide with upcoming horror-comedy film

Posted by on February 18, 2022

 

 

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has written an album to go with his upcoming horror-comedy film, Studio 666 and it could be coming out as soon as next week.

Grohl told Rolling Stone this week that he will be releasing an album as the film’s fictional metal band Dream Widow. “It will be the lost album,” said Grohl of the accompanying LP, which plays a key role in the film. “It’ll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band.” 

As for the sound, Grohl says the tracks were inspired by the likes of Trouble, Corrosion Of Conformity and Kyuss. Fans got a taste of what the album will sound like earlier this week when a lyric video for the menacing, throaty track “March Of The Insane” was quietly released on February 15 via the Foo Fighters YouTube page. 

Grohl has apparently been working quickly on this project, telling Rolling Stone that he hopes to have the album out in time for the film’s premiere on February 25. “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.” 

Studio 666 takes place as Foo Fighters are getting ready to record their 10th studio album. The band set up shop in an old rock and roll mansion in Encino, CA where, once inside, Grohl discovers a tape from previous tenants Dream Widow that unlocks supernatural occurrences that end up jeopardizing the album in progress and the band’s wellbeing. Describing the film to Howard Stern, Grohl said, “I wind up finding this creepy basement. And I go into the basement, I find this tape by a band [Dream Widow] 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.” 

He further told Rolling Stone about Dream Widow and the film, “The singer went crazy and murdered his whole band because of creative differences… We come in 25 years later to record, having no idea what happened 25 years ago, and I start becoming possessed by the spirit of the guy from 25 years ago and the spirit of the house.” 

Aside from the Foos, Studio 666 stars Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, Jeff Garlin and Kerry King (ex-Slayer). The film’s story was written by Grohl with a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes. It is being produced by Roswell Films’ and Therapy Studios’ John Ramsay and James A. Rota. All band members are credited with executive producer roles, as are John Silva, Kristen Welsh, John Cutcliffe, Gaby Skolnek, James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, Mitchell Zhang and Tom Ortenberg.

This is Grohl’s second foray into the metal genre. In 2004, he created the side-project Probot with Matt Sweeney (ex-Zwan) and producer Adam Kasper, releasing one album that found the singer/drummer collaborating with the likes of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, The Obsessed’s Scott “Wino” Weinrich, Voivod’s Denis “Snake” Bélanger, Venom’s Conrad “Cronos” Lant, Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, Celtic Frost’s Tom G. Warrior, Trouble’s Eric Wagner, King Diamond, Cathedral/ex-Napalm Death’s  Lee Dorrian and Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean and D.R.I.’s Kurt Brecht. 

‘Studio 666’ will be in theaters on February 25. Pre-sale tickets can be found on the film’s website. The film’s trailer can be seen here. Movie merch can be found in the Foo Fighters online merch store

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