See Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes Rage Onstage With Ed Sheeran | Revolver

See Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes Rage Onstage With Ed Sheeran

Metalcore frontman screamed alongside pop star during BRIT Awards performance

One of last year's most bizarre metal stories was when pop mega-star Ed Sheeran outed himself as a lifelong metalhead who grew up listening to genuinely extreme bands like Cradle of Filth and Slipknot. It's not every day that a chart-topping singer-songwriter expresses their love for black-metal, and now Sheeran has gone one step further and actually collaborated with Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes and his U.K. metalcore bandmates 

Last night (February 8th), Sheeran — armed with BMTH as his backing band — performed a heavy, metal-inflected version of his Billboard-topping smash, "Bad Habits," during the annual BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London — with Sykes making a special appearance as a prominent back-up singer. The BMTH vocalist trotted out onstage among the elaborate dancers, lights and special effects, and crooned along with Sheeran for a few verses before echoing the song's refrain with brutal screams.

Again, this is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time collaborating with a raging metalcore band during a highly-publicized performance at a mainstream awards show. Fucking insane. Watch pro-shot footage of the dazzling spectacle above via YouTube.