Christopher Lee Reveals Plans to Releases Second Metal Album -
Horror icon Christoper Lee has announced that he planning to
release a second Metal album under the guise of Charlemagne,
Lee, who turned 90 last month, is most famous for his roles as Dracula in the Hammer Horror film series as well as Saruman the White in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
However Lee recently told the BBC that he had become 'fascinated' by the metal genre:
"I became rather fascinated by this (genre) because, in terms of history of music, it's fairly recent, really. And if it's properly done and you can understand the story and you can understand what the people are singing and you have the right bands and the right singers, I think it's rather exciting.
"When I was approached to do the first Charlemagne album, By The Sword And The Cross, it is heavy metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. Now, on the second one, The Omens Of Death, it is 100 per cent 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 100 per cent heavy metal."
The first single from the second album, entitled 'The Omens of Death,' was released digitally and on limited edition vinyl last month (May12). Lee revealed that this second album will see him move into 'full on' Heavy Metal, with music arranged by Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner.