Acoustic guitars could soon be a thing of the past for Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran, as he’s indicated that he’d be down to release a death metal album in the future.

Speaking to The Sun, the “Shape of You” singer revealed that he was “really into death metal as a kid”.

“I listened to Cradle of Filth and Slipnot 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,” he said.

Cradle of Flith’s lead vocalist Dani Filth, however, is sceptical, taking to Instagram to say “I’ll believe it when I see it”.

“Fellow Suffolk lad could come good in the end. “Dracula’s Castle On The Hill” anyone,” he added.

Nice try, Filth. Though we prefer “Lego House of Horrors” and “How Would You Feel (Pain)”.

While Filth is more doubtful, Twitter users commented on the news to say they would be open to giving a death metal album from Sheeran a listen:

Others, however, are more critical, with some ridiculing the bands Sheeran considers ‘death metal’:

Whether Sheeran will actually dive into death metal remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t be the first time that the singer has branched out into different genres.

Sheeran released his first single from his upcoming fifth studio album at the end of June, with “Bad Habits” seeing the musician explore a more electro-pop style.

The album is currently untitled, but it’s rumoured that it will be called Subtract, completing the collection of mathematical symbols from previous records like a dysfunctional maths teacher.

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