Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee is a metalhead! His distinct vocal style is prominant once again on his second metal album, ‘Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death.’ His first one, ‘Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross,’ was released back in 2010. The 90 year old (yes, 90!) famous for many acting roles, including Saruman in Lord Of The Rings, Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels, the James Bond classic ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ and as Dracula, projects his distinct vocal style metallized!
In an interview with BBC Radio 5, Lee said, “I was first introduced to metal when I sang with a [band] called Rhapsody. But what I sang was not heavy metal; I sang with a tenor. Then I worked with Manowar as a narrator, I think it was in Germany, and again, that was not me singing metal. I became rather fascinated by this, ’cause 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 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 100 percent heavy metal.” Check out Lee back in 2010 with the single, “The Bloody Verdict of Verden” from By The Sword And The Cross. Christopher Lee, the oldest metaller in history!