The fake band is connected to the Foo Fighters’ recently issued horror-comedy film, Studio 666. Within, Grohl and company rent a Los Angeles mansion to record their 10th album, only to discover the space is haunted. Twenty-five years before, the metal group Dream Widow worked there for an ill-fated project, their singer becoming possessed and murdering his bandmates.
“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,” Grohl told The Howard Stern Show in February. “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.”
The EP features the recently released “March of the Insane,” which, in the film, is part of the project Dream Widow were recording before the chaos started.
“I start becoming possessed by the spirit of the guy from 25 years ago and the spirit of the house,” Grohl explained to Stern. “But this song, ‘March of the Insane,’ this is their lost record. This is the record they were making before their singer murdered [them].”
The frontman told Variety that he recorded the Dream Widow EP on his own.
“When we started writing the script, we had the idea of there being this epic metal opus that — once completed — would release the demon in the house,” he said. “I said, ‘Oh, fuck, I’ve got a million riffs.’ So I recorded this 13- or 14-minute long instrumental just by myself that’s very metal, and it’s meant to be from the [fictional] band Dream Widow. Then, I furthered that idea by making a whole record by Dream Widow that would be their lost album that they recorded before they were murdered.”
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