Actor Christopher Lee to release metal album on his 91st birthday

The 'Star Wars' and 'The Hobbit' actor will put out his second LP - with help from Judas Priest's guitarist - next week

Actor Christopher Lee is set to release his second metal album.

The 90-year-old actor, who has featured in films such as The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars, will release ‘Charlemagne: The Omens of Death’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross’, on May 27, his 91st birthday.

The 10 track album has been arranged by Richie Faulkner, guitarist with Judas Priest, reports Ultimate Guitar. Click below to watch a preview video for the album.

Of the release, Lee commented: “The first ‘Charlemagne’ album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. Now on the second one, ‘The Omens Of Death’, it is 100% 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.”

The ‘Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death’ tracklisting is:

‘The Portent’
‘Charles The Great’
‘The Siege’
‘Massacre Of The Saxons’
‘Dawning Of A New Age’
‘Let Legend Mark Me As The King’
‘The Betrayal’
‘The Devil’s Advocate’
‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’
‘Judgement Day’