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Things We Saw Today: The Cover of Christopher Lee’s New Metal Album

This Friday sees the release of Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, the second metal LP by actor/secret agent/metal musician Sir Christopher Lee. Death and Taxes has song clips and a video where Lee “shares the inspiration for his calling as a metal sorcerer.”

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  • According2Robyn

    Wait, that Christopher Lee metal album isn’t made up?

    I… think I’ve just sideslipped into a parallel universe, where kickass memes are actually real.

    Holy crap, I have to find some cats!

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Lee and George Takei are both so wonderful that the universe just isn’t good enough to deserve them.

  • Gordon Borland

    His Alcohol song in “The Return of Captain Invincible” is brilliant. And incredibly catchy.

  • Duke Fleed

    The first album came out 3 years ago and ol’ Lee has been collaborating with other metal bands like Rhapsody since the mid 2000s.

    What made you think it was made up?

  • According2Robyn

    Of course, of course, I forget that this must all seem perfectly normal to the native people of this strange new universe. I bet all kinds of fantastic things happen here, like maybe JFK spotted Oswald in that window and knocked him out with a boomerang.

    Which, for the record, is still not as cool as Christopher Lee doing a metal album.

  • Shoshana B

    I love his collaboration with Rhapsody. His narration on Symphony of Enchanted Lands II is perfect.

    I didn’t know he had albums himself, though. I must check this out.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like Christopher Lee has cornered a large percentage of the world’s supply of kickass.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Balls. Do NOT read the comments on that rape-tweet article. Just…just don’t.

  • Phil Smith

    This is his SECOND album. It was NEVER a joke.

    Christopher Lee is a metal sorcerer.

  • Brand

    The man is totally awesome.

  • Mina

    Ewww. I read the article and completely forgot comments were a thing that could be read. So glad I didn’t check them. I can imagine how terrible some of them must be.

  • JKPolk

    It wasn’t a boomerang, it was a phaser set to stun. But close!