Dave Grohl sets release date for Dream Widow Metal EP
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters will release his new metal EP, recorded as Dream Widow, digitally on March 25. A physical release will follow later in 2022, Variety reports.
The fake group is linked to the recently released horror comedy film by the Foo Fighters, Workshop 666. Inside, Grohl and company rent a mansion in Los Angeles to record their 10th album, only to find the space is haunted. Twenty-five years prior, metal band Dream Widow worked there for an ill-fated project, their lead singer becoming possessed and murdering his bandmates.
“The premise of the movie is we’re moving into this house, I’ve got writer’s block, I’m totally uninspired, I can’t find anything,” Grohl said. The Howard Stern Show in February. “And I end up finding this creepy basement. And I go into the basement, I find this tape of a band from 25 years ago that recorded there. And there’s this song that , if it’s taped and finished, the fucking demon in the house is unleashed, and then, whatever, all hell breaks loose.”
The EP features the recently released “March of the Insane”, which in the film is part of the project Dream Widow was recording before the chaos began.
“I’m starting to get possessed by the spirit of the guy from 25 years ago and the spirit of the house,” Grohl told Stern. “But this song, ‘March of the Insane’, is their lost record. It’s the record they were making before their lead singer was murdered [them].”
The leader said Variety that he recorded alone the EP Dream Widow.
“When we started writing the script, we had the idea that there would be this epic metal opus that, when completed, would unleash the demon in the house,” he said. “I said, ‘Oh fuck, I got a million riffs.’ So I recorded this 13 or 14 minute instrumental on my own, it’s very metal, and it’s supposed to come from [fictional] Dream Widow group. Then I pushed that idea by doing a full Dream Widow album that would be their lost album that they recorded before they were murdered.”
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