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Sir Christopher Lee – A Heavy Metal God

charlemagneChristopher Lee had a long and varied career that spanned decades, generations grew up watching him. He had a long and varied career that spanned more than 60 years during which he was a mummy, a vampire, a pirate captain, a bond villain, a jedi and a wizard.

Perhaps his most interesting role was that of a singer. Sir Christopher Lee has been hailed by some as a heavy metal god. At the age of 84 the actor decided to try his hand at what he called “Symphonic music”

He had previously done some musical work with metal bands such as the Italian metal group Rhapsody where he sang a duet with their lead singer Fabio Lione, Magic of the Wizard’s Dream and narrated four of their albums. He also worked with Manowar in 2010 for their updated release of Battle Hymns.

Before his death Christopher Lee had released four full-length albums and three Eps. His first album was released in 2010 and called Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross. It told the story of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and his unification through violence of most of Western Europe and won the Spirit of Metal Award in 2010. A sequel, Charlemagne: The Omens of Death was produced in 2013.
Only one music video was ever produced and here it is:

Music had been around him his whole life, he came from a family of opera singers as he explains in the video below;

It’s a shame we never got to see him to a heavy metal Jedi.

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