Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will release an album this week of music he recorded as fictional metal band Dream Widow.
In the recent comedy horror movie The Foo Fighters Workshop 666, The band rents a mansion in Encino to record their 10th studio album, but Grohl soon becomes possessed by a curse and begins violently attacking his bandmates.
Throughout the film, we learn that decades earlier, the band Dream Widow met a similar fate, with the band recording a “lost album” before their leader murdered the rest of the band.
Now, according to Varietythis “lost album” will arrive digitally this Friday (March 25), with a physical release to follow later in the year.
Grohl has already released the first single from the Dream Widow record, after sharing “March of the Insane” last month. The thrash-influenced cut sees Grohl hollering lyrics like “Sing in a wicked choir / Join a chorus of pain,over searing, heavily distorted guitar riffs and frenetic drumming.
It’s unclear how many tracks the disc will contain, or what the overall sound will be, but Grohl cited Trouble, Corrosion of Conformity and Kyuss as benchmarks when speaking to rolling stone on the project last month.
In a four-star review by Workshop 666 upon its release, NME praised the on-screen presence of the Foo Fighters. “Comfortable, confident and full of character, they play on the individual strengths that illuminate personalities too often hidden behind their stage-stealing leader,” Mark Beaumont wrote of Grohl’s bandmates.
“Pat Smear is a classic comedic blunderer, unapologetic in his product placement. Keyboardist Rami Jaffee plays the band’s horndog with theatrical relish, until a demise that gives new meaning to the phrase “doing the bad guy.” It turns out that bassist Nate Mendel has some serious acting skills, and Dave’s own on-screen charisma is evident.