Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Christopher Lee Releases New Album Inspired By "Don Quixote"

Metal guy Sir Christopher Lee

He's played Dracula, Saruman in Lord of the Rings, and Dooku in Star Wars. He's a legit knight, a descendant of Charlemagne (as am I... which must mean we are related), and he's personally met the assassins of Grigori Rasputin and lived through two world wars.

In short, the man is Sir Christopher Lee and he is metal as fuck.

On top of his inherent metalness, he's taken to actually creating some killer power metal albums. His most recent release, Metal Knight, just came out yesterday - just in time for his birthday, too!

It's a concept album based around the story of "Don Quixote" (which, if you ever read it, was actually pretty badass) featuring metal covers of two songs from the musical based off the same book.

Sir Lee performs the vocals and the music is provided by the equally epic power metallers Rhapsody of Fire.

Sir Lee said of the new album:

"As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. It is a wonderful character to sing."

Well said, Sir. Well said.

You can pick up the album for a mere 7 bucks on iTunes, and it's worth every fucking penny - as are his other previous releases, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross (2010) and Charlemagne: The Omens of Death (2013).

Stay metal, Sir Lee! \m/

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