Horror movie star Christopher Lee has released heavy metal versions of The LIttle Drummer Boy and Silent Night as digital singles. Hear samples below.
The 90-year-old veteran is no stranger to the metal genre, having released his album Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross in 2010. He’s set to launch its follow-up, Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death in 2013.
Lee says: “In terms of history of music, heavy metal is fairly recent, really. If it’s properly done and you can understand the story and you can understand what the people are singing. If you have the right bands and the right singers, I think it’s rather exciting.
“The first Charlemagne album is heavy metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. 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.”