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Dave Grohl plans to release thrash metal album in time for ‘Studio 666’ film

Foo Fighters frontman wants to release a full album by a fictional band in 'Studio 666'

By Charlotte Krol

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl playing guitar in Studio 666
Dave Grohl (Credit: Foo Fighters/YouTube)

Dave Grohl has said that he hopes to release an album of thrash metal music by the time Foo Fighters’ horror comedy film ‘Studio 666‘ lands next week.

The Foos frontman said in a new interview that he’s determined to share a full record by the fictional band Dream Widow, which are referenced in the movie (out February 25). Earlier this week a song by the fictional group was released from the film’s soundtrack.

Grohl explained to The Howard Stern Show that the soundtrack links up with the plot. In ‘Studio 666’, the Foo Fighters bandmates play themselves as they hunker down in an haunted LA mansion to record their 10th album, ‘Medicine At Midnight’.

“I wind up finding this creepy basement. And I go into the basement, I find this tape by a band [Dream Widow] from 25 years ago that recorded there,” Grohl said. “And there’s this song that, if recorded and completed, the fucking demon in the house is unleashed, and then, whatever, all hell breaks loose.”

In a separate interview with Rolling Stone Grohl said that his ambition is to now release a full album by Dream Widow. “It will be the lost album,” Grohl explained. “It’ll be the album they were making before [the lead singer] fucking killed the entire band.”

He continued: “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 25, there will be a Dream Widow record.”

Grohl added that growing up as “a fucking 80s thrash metal kid” will give him plenty of inspiration for the record’s style of music.

“I have my favourites. You’ll hear a lot of those influences in ‘Lacrimus dei Ebrius’ [a 13-minute song 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 Trouble; some of it sounds like Corrosion of Conformity; some of it has a Kyuss vibe,” he said.

Dave Grohl in the 'Studio 666' trailer
Dave Grohl in the ‘Studio 666’ trailer

Last month Grohl and co. shared the first official trailer for ‘Studio 666’. In it, Foo Fighters gain a seventh member – that is, if the paranormal demon possessing Grohl’s body and trying to kill his fellow bandmates counts toward the line-up.

Directed by BJ McDonnell, ‘Studio 666’ takes some creative liberties in the retelling of the rock band’s experience recording their latest record.

The trailer finds the Foo Fighters settling into a supposedly haunted mansion in Encino, California for a change of environment in hopes of creating a stellar studio album. But as the days go by Grohl’s writer’s block (which is brushed off by Lionel Richie), coupled with the rest of the band’s feelings of unease give way to something much stranger than they had anticipated