Pop superstar Ed Sheeran has revealed that he is “not opposed to creating” death metal record.
The 30-year-old singer/songwriter, floated the possibility of exploring a more extreme musical path while speaking to The Sun.
“I was really into death metal as a kid,” he said. “I listened to CRADLE OF FILTH and SLIPKNOT and all that stuff. I’m not saying I could ever step into that world. I learnt all those riffs on guitar as a kid. That’s something I’ve never thought about doing — but something I would not be opposed to creating.”
After The Sun published Sheeran‘s interview, CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth posted a screenshot of an article headlined “Ed Sheeran is open to recording a death metal album after spending his youth listening to CRADLE OF FILTH” and wrote in an accompanying caption, “I’ll believe it when I see it. Fellow Suffolk lad could come good in the end. ‘Dracula’s Castle On The Hill’ anyone?”
In a 2017 interview with NME, Corey Taylor revealed that is is a Sheeran admirer, saying at the time: “I’m stoked for people like Ed Sheeran — that kid worked his ass off, so why shouldn’t he get the recognition?”