, legendary British actor and star of the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, is to release a heavy metal album on his 91st birthday. The album, which will be titled Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death, is a follow up to 2010's Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross, and sees the Saruman actor team up with Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner. Speaking to the Guardian Lee revealed:
The first 'Charlemagne' album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. Now on the second one, 'The Omens of Death', it is 100 per cent 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 heavy metal.
Here's the album preview, which is really worth checking out.
Against the power of Metal there can be no victory! Lee can next be seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
What are your thoughts on Lee's foray into the world of metal?