It seems David Hasselhoff is dipping his toe into the world of heavy metal, recording some harder tunes for his upcoming record.

For more than 40 years now, David Hasselhoff has curated a rather impressive career as a film and television actor. For most of that same period, he’s also been a rather successful musician as well.

Releasing his first record back in 1985, The Hoff has had numerous number one albums in Austria, with plenty of chart placings in the likes of Germany and Switzerland as well.

In fact, his music career made the headlines in Australia back in 2006 when it was revealed he had recorded a (pretty forgettable) cover of the Ted Mulry Gang’s ‘Jump In My Car’ ahead of his debut Aussie tour.

Now, after a few years between drinks, David Hasselhoff is back in the studio, and he’s set to drop some jams of the heavier kind this time around.

Speaking to German publication Zeit, Hasselhoff revealed this new record is set to be a bit of a stylistic departure from his previous releases.

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

“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.”

Of course, if you’re somewhat surprised by David Hasselhoff’s foray into the world of metal, it turns out that this was actually a long time coming, with the iconic actor expressing his love for the genre in the past.

Having appeared alongside Iron Maiden on Austria’s Nova Rock festival in 2014, Hasselhoff simply explained to the press at the time; “That’s the kind of music I like to hear.”

There’s no word yet as to when we’ll be hearing these new heavy metal songs, but whatever the case, we’re definitely intrigued as to what they’ll sound like.

Check out David Hasselhoff’s cover of ‘Jump In My Car’:

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