Christopher Lee, famed star of Hammer horror movies, Lord Of The Rings, and much, much more will be coming soon to some earphones near you. Videogum and The Guardian have the news that the 87-year-old actor plans to release a "symphonic metal" album about the life and career of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor and a direct ancestor of Lee himself. "To my surprise and indeed great pleasure, I have suddenly found that there is another string to my bow," Lee announced, though the samples available on Lee's site suggest that the difference between Lee's acting and singing isn't that great. They also challenge the definition of the word "metal." What's that? Too lazy to click through. We've got you covered. Enjoy!:
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