Foo Fighters released their horror-comedy Studio 666 a month ago. Now comes the companion piece: the death metal EP recorded by Dave Grohl and friends as the fictional band Dream Widow.
Dave Grohl did all of the vocals and played most of the instruments on Dream Widow’s self-titled EP, much like he did for Foo Fighters’ debut album. You’ll hear from lead guitarist Jim Rota, who appears on the first five songs, and keyboardists Oliver Roman and Rami Jaffee, both of whom helped throughout.
Dave Grohl on Howard Stern:
“The premise of the movie is that we move into this house, I have writer’s block, I’m totally uninspired, I can’t come up with anything. And I wind up finding this creepy basement. And I go into the basement, I find this tape by a band from 25 years ago that recorded there. 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.”
Describing the record to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Grohl said the following:
“It will be the lost album… It’ll be the album they were making before he fucking killed the entire band… 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 25th, there will be a Dream Widow record.
“I have my favourites. 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.”