Christopher Lee To Release New Metal Album On His 91st Birthday

Jimmy Haas

by Jimmy Haas

Published May 24, 2013


Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee, best known for his roles as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, as well as both Count Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster in his early career, is also a longtime fan and singer of metal music. His latest album, Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, is set to be released on May 27, Lee's 91st birthday, proving that Lee is more metal than you could ever hope to be.

Lee's previous album, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, was recorded with Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. Lee considers his previous album was definitely metal, but more "symphonic." He assures everyone that Charlemagne: The Omens of Death is "100% heavy metal."

Check out the interview and album preview, and prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

Also, check out Lee's official album preview, featuring samples of every song. Get the album when it's released on May 27.


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