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LISTEN: ‘The Hobbit’ Actor Christopher Lee To Release Second Metal Album On 91st Birthday

Written by Sarah Bella on May 26, 2013

Turning 91 seems like a pretty rad occasion to release your second metal album and legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has appeared in films like The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars, is doing just that.

Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death will be released on 27th May and is the follow-up to Lee’s first album, Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross, which he released in 2010. Fans should expect the sophomore effort to be more metal than its predecessor, with the veteran actor saying, “The first Charlemagne album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. Now on the second one, The Omens Of Death, it is one hundred percent heavy metal. I’ve done my bits and pieces and they are heavy metal. I’m not screaming or anything like that, but it is definitely heavy metal.”

Adding to the metal cred is Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner, who arranged the 10-track album, and 2009 Guitar Idol runner-up Hedras Ramos on axe. You can check out Lee himself discussing the album and hear a sneak peek of the tunes in this teaser video.

Charlemagne: The Omens of Death – Album Preview

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