Written by Jude Terror
on Saturday, December 14 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Yes, that Christopher Lee. Saruman. Count Dooku. Dracula. Yes, we said heavy metal Christmas song.
You may know Sir Christopher Lee from his illustrious acting career, where he's played such notable roles as Count Dracula (in various films), Francisco Scaramanga (The Man with the Golden Gun), Saruman (Lord of the Rings), and Count Dooku (Star Wars Prequels). He also hunted Nazis as part of the British Special Forces in World War 2, and claims to be a descendent of Charlemagne. So basically, he's more awesome than you or anyone you know can ever hope to be.
The 91 year old Lee first became involved with heavy metal in 2004, working with the Italian band Rhapsody of Fire. We can't vouch for Rhapsody of Fire, because all metal bands to come out after 1991 are posers, but Lee's pedigree transcends such labels. In 2010, Lee released his own full length metal album, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, and he released a followup, Charlemagne: The Omens of Death in 2013. No, we're not making this up. Lee is a fucking metal god. He's collaborated with Manowar. He sheds the blood of the Saxon men. Here's the video for one of his songs, The Bloody Verdict of Verden.
Yeah. So he's put out a Christmas single, with a B-Side metal cover of My Way. The preview video is below. You can buy it, and all Lee's awesome music, on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, or at something called a "record store." We've heard rumors these places exist, but we've never seen one. Lee's next album, Metal Knight, is due out in 2015.
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.
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