'Hobbit' star Christopher Lee, almost 91, releases second metal album

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 23, 2013 at 9:49 PM   |   0 comments

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May 23 (UPI) -- Sir Christopher Lee, the British actor who made a name for himself in films like "The Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," and "Star Wars," will release his second metal album on May 27, his 91st birthday.

According to Ultimate Guitar, the actor's second metal record, titled "Charlemagne: The Omens of Death," was arranged by Judas Priest and Ritchie Faulkner. It follows up on his 2010 freshman album, "Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross."

"The first 'Charlemagne' album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic," the actor explains in the album's previous video.

Now on the second one, "The Omens Of Death," it is one hundred percent 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.

You can preview the songs below. Lee provides some commentary at the end of the video.

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