The band arrange in a California mansion constructed within the ‘40s, which turned out to have a disturbing historical past. They solely found the story after issues began going bump within the evening throughout their absence from the studio.
“Once we walked into the home in Encino, I knew the vibes have been positively off however the sound was fucking on,” Grohl mentioned in a brand new interview in Mojo (by way of NME). “We began working there and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than issues began occurring. We might come again to the studio the subsequent day and all the guitars could be detuned. Or the setting we’d placed on the [sound]board, all of them had gone again to zero. We might open up a Professional Instruments session and tracks could be lacking. There have been some tracks that have been placed on there that we didn’t placed on there. … No one enjoying an instrument or something like that, simply an open mic recording a room.”
He added that the recordings didn’t embody “any voices or something actually decipherable.” Nevertheless, Grohl mentioned, he arrange a child monitor “to see if there was anybody there or anybody was coming to fuck with us. … At first, nothing. And proper across the time we thought we have been [being] ridiculous and we have been out of our minds, we began to see issues on the nest cam that we couldn’t clarify.”
That materials will not be unveiled, Grohl defined. “Once we discovered concerning the historical past of the home, I needed to signal a fucking nondisclosure settlement with the owner as a result of he’s been attempting to promote the place,” he mentioned. ” So, I can’t give away what occurred there previously … however these a number of occurrences over a brief time period made us end the album as rapidly as we may.”
Earlier this month, Grohl confirmed that the follow-up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold was full, noting that he was “so fucking pleased with it” and it was “in contrast to something we’ve ever carried out.”