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ED SHEERAN Is ‘Not Opposed To’ Making A Death Metal Album; DANI FILTH Reacts

Should Ed Sheeran attempt a death metal record?

Pop superstar Ed Sheeran says that he is not opposed to recording a death metal album.

The 30-year-old singer/songwriter spoke to The Sun on Sunday’s Bizarre column. saying: “I was really into death metal as a kid. 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.” (Editors note – CRADLE OF FILTH would be “black metal” and SLIPKNOT wouldn’t really classify as “death metal” either per say, but we see where he’s going.)

After The Sun published Sheeran’s comments, 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?”

Sheeran has previously admitted his love of bands like SLIPKNOT in a 2017 interview he did with Gist where he spoke about the inspiration for his “Divide” album, saying: “I’ve had the concept for ‘Divide’ since 2010. I wanted the whole album to feel a bit schizophrenic. My first sort of music that I got into that wasn’t from my parents was rap, metal, punk… I went one day listening to ‘lowa’ [from] SLIPKNOT and the next day listening to Damien Rice’s ‘O’. It was quite a switch.”


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