The Foo Fighters Are Going Metal! Announce “Dream Widow” Album

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Earlier this week we shared the ridiculously killer death metal track “March of the Insane” from the Foo Fighters. The song is part of the band’s upcoming horror-comedy Studio 666; per the film’s IMDb page, the premise for Studio 666 is as follows:

“Legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.”

Within the film, “March of the Insane” is created by the fictional metal band “Dream Widow,” with Grohl stumbling upon one of their lost tapes and unleashing a hoard of supernatural evil. Coming from the Foo Fighters, who get a little heavy there and then, the cut is absolutely brutal – and now we’re getting more of it!

As reported by Rolling Stone, the Foo Fighters will be releasing a full length Dream Widow album! And get this, it should hopefully be arriving in time for the movie’s release February 25th!

Talking to Rolling Stone about the new album, Grohl says, “It will be the lost album. It’ll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band.” This is obviously pertaining to the Dream Widow album he stumbles across in the film.

Regarding the release of the band’s new metal album, he says, “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.”

In the same article, Grohl shares that growing up “a fucking Eighties thrash-metal kid” will play a heavy inspiration. When it comes to some other influences for the album, Grohl says, “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.”

My word, can you imagine that by the end of 2022, when we’re going over the heaviest records of the year, that we may be including the Foo Fighters in that conversation? Wild.

You can check out the trailer for Studio 666 below:


Words by: Michael Pementel