Cradle of Filth Are Now Collaborating With Ed Sheeran

Love him or hate him, Ed Sheeran is ubiquitous. The boy is everywhere right now. So, when he was quoted in UK’s The Sun newspaper about being a die-hard Cradle of Filth fan, it wasn’t long before Dani Filth had something to say about it, The AV Club reports.

The Boss of Filth took to Instagram with a clipping of Sheeran’s comments and captioned it with, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Fair enough. It’s easy to throw around a metal band’s name for some cache; if I was Dani Filth, I’d be skeptical too. 

Turns out Sheeran was able to put his money where his mouth was. Now the “Bad Habits” singer has reportedly been in touch with the band and the two acts are planning one of the world’s most unlikely collaborations.

In a recent interview with Kerrang! Radio, Filth updated the music world that he has been in regular contact with Ed, and they are in fact coordinating music together. 

Here’s what Dani had to share:

“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… He said he’d do anything, quite literally. He’s a massive fan. He seems like a genuinely very nice guy actually.”

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Is the Cradle of Filth frontman concerned about how his audience might react to the untraditional team up?

Short answer: No. 

“If someone tells us not to do something, then we’ll do it,” he told Kerrang. “That’s been our prerogative the whole time. I did this rap song with this band called Twiztid in America. It’s actually turned out more like Rammstein and Beastie Boys, than full-on rap. So, in that respect, I think [collaborating with Sheeran] would be great fun. I think it’d be great if we did it for charity, because at least it would bring a bit of credibility to it.”

Anyway, it’s not only the Cradle of Filth fans who would be confused by the potential collaboration. Ed’s fans might have something to say about it too. Dani seems to have this in mind.

He finished off on the subject by adding: “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.”

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