Thursday, January 7, 2010


Not normally something we'd likely cover, but this is just so strange that I felt it deserved a mention.

Christopher Lee (Count Dooku is Star Wars and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings movies) is releasing a symphonic metal album called Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross. It's a concept album based on the life of the First Holy Roman Emperor, King Charlemagne with music preformed by Lee. His collaborator on the project is composer Marco Sabiu, best known for his work with Kylie Minogue, Take That, Pavarotti and Morricone. He 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 mesmerising lyrics. A full orchestra, heavy metal musicians, choir and special guest vocalists bring the legend of Charlemagne to life.

Excerpts can be found at the Charlemagne Myspace page. The album will be released on March 15, 2010.

1 comment:

Marshall said...

finally! something look forward to.