92 year old Sir Christopher Lee sings death metal for Christmas
Sir Christopher Lee, the 92-year old actor, has released a new death metal Christmas single in time for the holidays.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Usually at this point we’d say something like “the actor best known for blah blah,” but it’s Christopher Lee. The guy is “best known” for about 19 different roles. If you need one, he just appeared in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. He’s a versatile guy with an impressive career that includes heavy metal singer.
There’s just something peculiar about a 92-year old knight of the realm singing death metal, but you can’t fault his ambition.
The actor has always had a distinctive, deep voice that he’s used to scare the crap out of heroes ranging from James Bond to Van Helsing. Over the years he recorded several pieces of opera and other traditional music as a singer. In 2005, he began to experiment with metal bands, leading to a symphonic metal album in 2010, titled Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross. He followed that up in 2013 with Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.
To celebrate the holiday season, Lee has released a new single titled “Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing.” In it, Lee channels the holiday spirit, shoving it down your throat. But with, ya know, cheer and stuff.
Lee is an interesting character. At one point he was rumored to have a collection of occult books that numbered nearly 20,000. He has since rebuked that and said the number is actually closer to five, but he did admit to knowing several Satanists. That was probably before the Queen named him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. If not, the celebratory party was probably filled with very interesting people.
Check out the clip below highlighting the delightful styling of Sir Christopher Lee, death meal singer.