When I’m 90 years old, if I even manage to live that long, I hope I’m as metal as Christopher Lee:
Turning 91 definitely shouldn’t be an obstacle in releasing a heavy metal record, just ask Christopher Lee. The iconic actor, known for his roles in such cinematic classics as “Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars,” “Dracula” and “The Hobbit,” is set to celebrate his 91st birthday with the release of his second metal album.
Titled “Charlemagne: The Omens of Death,” actor’s sophomore record will drop on May 27 featuring a total of 10 tracks arranged by Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can check out a preview video with comments from Lee himself below.
Lee’s last metal album, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, wasn’t too my liking as it was more operatic than metal (while I’m a huge fan of operatic metal I like more metal than opera) I still gave major credit to Mr. Lee for putting out a metal album at his age. He’s stated in the past that his second album will be more metal so I may enjoy it but even if it’s not to my taste I still tip my hat to Mr. Lee for being the oldest performer in metal and, likely, older than I’ll ever live to be.