Ed Sheeran has shown a flair for rock as evident with his single “Blow” featuring Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, but the pop star isn’t against dipping his toe into darker rock waters.

Sheeran told U.K.’s The Sun, “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.”

Whether or not Sheeran would actually release a death metal album is anyone’s guess. However, Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth caught wind of Sheeran’s comments, and he didn’t seem to oppose the idea.

“I’ll believe it when I see it,” wrote Filth on Instagram. “Fellow Suffolk lad could come good in the end. ‘Dracula’s Castle On The Hill’ anyone?”


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