Cradle of Filth's Ed Sheeran Collaboration Is Still Happening: "He's Done Some of It"

"[He] is gonna finish it, he assures me," said Dani Filth

Photo: Cradle of Filth by Susan Moss (left)

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 30, 2022

The world-shaking gravity makes certain dynamic duos finding each other feel as if the whole universe was orchestrated solely to see them pair up; when they're together, suddenly everything makes sense.

Such was definitely the case when we got word of a collaboration between English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth and ragtag pop phenom Ed Sheeran last year — and, mercifully, it's still in the works.

In a new interview posted to, bandleader Dani Filth caught up with Sophie K. at the recent Finland edition of Slipknot's festival to open up about his previously stated appreciation for bringing together different extremities.

"The thing that interests me, if we would undertake [the collaboration]," the metal architect said earlier this year, when the band were "looking at some options" in regards to teaming up with Sheeran, "[is] the juxtaposition between what we do and what he does."

"We still have yet to finish our song with Ed Sheeran," Filth updated the world backstage at Knotfest Finland, and hearts fell everywhere. "He's done some of it, but then he had a baby, and then he got obviously sidetracked with that and doing whatever Ed does, which is play massive shows around the globe."

"He's not at our beck and call," the metal musician continued matter-of-factly. "But he is gonna finish it, he assures me. Actually, I spoke to him quite recently."

Filth added: "[It will be released] when it's finished. We don't know when it's coming out."

Okay, fair play. But we know what we need to know: Filth Sheeran is still happening.

Watch the interview clip below.

Cradle of Filth did a headlining Canadian tour earlier in 2022 supporting their latest album, 2021's Existence Is Futile. Meanwhile, Sheeran hit up the University of New Brunswick for another collaboration with Taylor Swift. (Something about that one just doesn't really make sense, does it?)

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