Pop Superstar ED SHEERAN Is ‘Not Opposed To’ Making Death Metal Album
Ed Sheeran says that he might record a death metal album.
The 30-year-old singer/songwriter, who is one of the most successful musicians on the planet, floated the possibility of exploring a more extreme musical path while speaking to The Sun on Sunday’s Bizarre column. He said: «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.»
Sheeran had previously dabbled in a variety of genres, including rock, dance, rap and reggae.
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 previously admitted to his love of SLIPKNOT in a 2017 interview with Gist. Speaking about the inspiration for his then-brand new album «Divide», Ed said: “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.»
As it turns out, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor is also a Sheeran admirer, as he made clear in a 2017 interview with NME. Speaking about Ed‘s massive commercial success, Corey said 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?»