Since the release of the Foo Fighters movie, Studio 666, we’ve been itching to hear the band’s metal album. In case you didn’t know, upon releasing a thrash metal heavy track called “March of the Insane” – under the band name Dream Widow – Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said the band had made a whole metal album. He also mentioned that the record would be out in time for the movie’s release on February 25th – but no record ever arrived on that date.
However, it looks like we finally have an official date for the Dream Widow/Foo Fighters album! With a physical release arriving sometime later this year, listeners can finally hear the new Foo Fighters metal album this Friday, March 25th.
If the record is to represent what the band plays in the movie, we can expect a lot of good stoner-sludge metal with some thrash.
Talking to Rolling Stone about the new album, Grohl said, “It will be the lost album. It’ll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band.” This is pertaining to the music Dream Widow – the fictional band in Studio 666 – were working on in the movie.
In the same article, Grohl shared 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 said, “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.”
You can check out the song “March of the Insane below.” You can also stream/rent the Foo Fighters movie, Studio 666, from home now! Follow this link to learn how. Are you excited to finally listen to the Foo Fighters metal album?
Words by: Michael Pementel