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Christopher Lee launches new epic metal album

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On his 91st birthday, Sir Christopher Lee, the world's oldest metal performer, has launched the sequel to his epic concept album about Charlemagne.

If you missed Sir Christopher Lee's symphonic metal concept album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, about the emperor Charlemagne, then you missed out — but right now is a fantastic opportunity to catch up. The nonagenarian singer and actor launched the second album on 27 May — his 91st birthday.

This officially marks him as, among many other awesome things including his friendship with Tolkien and his interest in occultism, the oldest metal performer in history.

The new album, titled Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, once again stars Sir Lee as the ghost of the dead emperor (his living counterpart is sung by tenor Vincent Ricciardi). In contrast to the first album, the new one is of a much heavier metal style — and even better, it's set to become a full musical production sometime later this year.

You can check out a preview below. Head on over to Sir Lee's MySpace page to listen to some sample tracks, visit Amazon to pick up the album on CD or vinyl, or hit up iTunes for a digital copy.

You'll always be our poison, Sir Christopher Lee.

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AerickW posted a comment   

Christopher Lee is already one of my most favorite actors in the world, but this just made me love him even more!


MeccaL posted a comment   

I reviewed By The Sword and the Cross in anticipation of this release if you are interested.

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