Christopher Lee (‘Saruman’ from “Lord of the Rings”) to release symphonic metal album

Really, the title of this post doesn’t do justice to how awesome this project sounds. Details below the fold:

Now the 87-year-old Lee is striking out on his own. In the video clip you can see below the actor reveals that in March he will release a concept CD of “symphonic metal.” The album is called Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross and features Lee singing the part of the titular 8th century European leader.

Read the rest of Entertainment Weekly’s report for more titillating stuff (sample lyric from the upcoming album: “I shed the blood of the Saxon men!”). For a sneak preview of Lee’s vocal chops, click here (skip ahead to 1:25).

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  1. how old are you will? Chris Lee was Dracula , The Mummy and The Man with the Golden Gun waaaaay before he was Saruman. not that i’m dissing Saruman of course.

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