David Hasselhoff is recording some “heavy metal songs” for his next album

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David Hasselhoff has revealed that he is working on some “heavy metal”-inspired music for his next album.

The former Baywatch star, who released his first studio LP in 1985, is currently in the studio making his 14th full-length record. It will follow 2012’s ‘This Time Around’ and the 2015 hit, ‘True Survivor’.

Teasing where his sound could go next, the ’80s icon pointed towards a somewhat unexpected shift in genre.

“I’m doing some heavy metal songs on my new album,” Hasselhoff told Zeit. “Why not?”

The singer went on to say that the upcoming release is currently untitled. “I do not have an album title yet, but it should read: ‘Everything is allowed.’ I do everything. Because I can. Because I want it,” he explained.

As Loudwire points out, The Hoff has previously spoken of being a metal fan – while revealing some of his favourite acts.

“I like Iron Maiden and Metallica,” said Hasselhoff back in 2014. “That’s the kind of music I like to hear.”

Back in 2017, David Hasselhoff made a guest appearance on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. Titled ‘Guardians Inferno’, The Sneepers’ cut featured a rap from the man himself. The song was penned by director James Gunn and the film’s composer Tyler Bates as a “Guardians take on Meco’s disco Star Wars theme”.

Previously discussing his favourite music with NME, The Hoff hailed the likes of Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond as some of his standout acts.