Foo Fighters release Devilish Thrash song ‘March of the Insane’
The Foo Fighters have unveiled a stunning new thrash song titled “March of the Insane”, released as Dream Widow as part of their upcoming horror-comedy film. Workshop 666.
The song features loads of furious guitar riffs, pulverizing D-beat drums and harsh, laryngeal vocals. “Sing in a wicked chorus / Join a chorus of pain / Ride in a ruinous army / Dance on the march of foolsshouts Dave Grohl in the devilish chorus.
You can watch the lyric video below.
“March of the Insane” appears in Workshop 666which follows Foo Fighters as they move into a haunted mansion in Encino, California to record their 10th album.
“The premise of the movie is that we’re moving into this house, I have writer’s block, I’m totally uninspired, I can’t find anything,” Grohl explained on The Howard Stern Show. “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.”
Grohl said the song recorded by Foo Fighters in the film is a 45-minute “heavy metal opus” with a title derived from “some Latin shit”. But “March of the Insane” belongs to Dream Widow, the hapless band that died at the hands of its possessed lead singer. “And we come in 25 years later to record, having no idea what happened 25 years ago, and I’m starting to get possessed by the spirit of the guy from 25 years ago and the spirit of the house,” Grohl explained. “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 also explained why Workshop 666 does not contain any music from the Foo Fighters 10th album, medicine at midnightwhich was released in February 2021 and was recorded in the same mansion where the film is set.
“Originally, they were going to come out at the same time,” he told Stern. “And that’s why we were like, ‘Yeah, we just finished making a record in this haunted house, it was fucking crazy. We heard vocals in the Pro Tools recording. We were coming back, the chairs were moving, and we had cameras set up, and we saw these things. We were basically saying all of that, so the day the record comes out, we’d drop that horror movie as well. But the timing was completely screwed up by the pandemic.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has thwarted the group’s plans to “pull a Blair Witch“, as Grohl put it in a new rolling stone interview, the conductor insisted Workshop 666 is the real deal. “We watched this [first] trailer and we were like, ‘Holy shit!’ I mean, honestly, talking about far beyond anyone’s expectations,” he exclaimed in December. “It’s a movie movie. We were all like, ‘Oh my God, let’s get this over with!'”
Workshop 666 premieres in theaters February 25.
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