Cradle of Filth Frontman Hints at Ed Sheeran Collaboration

"I think that sort of thing, nowadays works"

Photo: Cradle of Filth by Susan Moss (left)

BY Kaelen BellPublished Aug 16, 2021

In a move that feels absolutely natural and cosmically inevitable, it looks like everyman pop star Ed Sheeran and metal band Cradle of Filth are planning a collaboration.

In a new interview with Kerrang! Radio, Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth shared that he and Sheeran have been emailing each other and trying to coordinate a collaboration.

"I've been invited up to his place. Well, he said he could come down to mine, but I pointed out to him that I don't own my own bar or village, and it'd be better if I went there," said Filth. "He said he'd do anything, quite literally. He said he's a massive fan. He seems like a genuinely very nice guy actually."

Filth acknowledged the uniqueness of the potential collaboration, saying, "Obviously to his public, it'd be like, 'Oh my god, he's got this weird comical guy,' and to my public it'd be like, 'Oh my god, this is a bit weird, isn't it?' But I think that sort of thing, nowadays works."

Previously, in an interview with The Sun in which Sheeran recalled his childhood love of "death metal" bands like Cradle of Filth and Slipknot (not really, Ed), he also claimed that he's "not opposed" to creating a metal album of his own.

Filth posted a screenshot of the quote on Instagram, saying, "I'll believe it when I see it."

Should this thing actually come together, it'll either bring world peace or destroy us all completely. We'll have to wait and see!

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