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CD/DVD Releases: Legendary Actor Christopher Lee To Release 'Symphonic Metal' Album

Posted on Monday, January 18 @ 05:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Though by now "old news," as it was first announced more than two weeks ago (at least), I thought it odd enough - in a way - to post it here anyway. Given his guest work, maybe it's not so odd.

Legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has appeared in such cinematic milestones as Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, The Man With The Golden Gun and Dracula, will release Charlemagne, a concept album with original words and symphonic metal music, on March 15, 2010.

Composer Marco Sabiu, best known for his collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Take That, Pavarotti and Morricone, has created a truly epic canvas by introducing modern metal symphonies, in a style which resembles a movie score. Marie-Claire Calvet, a graduate from Bristol University, transports the listener into "The Dark Ages," with a very powerful storyline and mesmerizing lyrics. A full orchestra, heavy metal musicians, choir and special guest vocalists bring the legend of Charlemagne to life.

Lee has previously collaborated with Manowar and Rhapsody Of Fire.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/charlemagnemusical.

[Source: via e-Prog]

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